Kingston, NY – The three founders of a Breast Cancer Foundation are walking one-hundred miles this week to raise money for Hudson Valley women and families affected by breast cancer. One of the walkers, and founders, is area Assemblyman Patrick Manning. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with the founders during their walk.
Northampton, MA – Governor Romney was in Western Massachusetts yesterday, stopping first in Springfield and then Northampton to make an affordable housing announcement. Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.
Hyde Park, NY – The voting on new zoning ordinances in a Dutchess County town ended in a tie after one council member was banned from casting his vote. The council member says he will appeal the decision that barred him from voting, and he may have the town board's support. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.
Albany, NY – A bill to address childhood obesity by implementing prevention programs across New York State awaits Governor Pataki's signature. Health advocates say the state needs to begin such programs now in order to address a state and nationwide epidemic. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Pittsfield, MA – The Environmental Protection Agency held a meeting last night with Pittsfield residents to explain the next portion of dredging the Housatonic for PCBs. Officials were on hand to address concerns over the project. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson was there and filed this report.
Amherst, MA – Astronomers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have proof of the Milky Way cannibalizing another galaxy. Maps of the destruction might shed some light on even larger space mysteries. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.
Montpelier, VT – Governor James Douglas and the Vermont Board of Education have named Richard Cate as the state's new Commissioner of education. The selection is being met with enthusiasm in the state's education community. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Lenox, MA – Tonight the town of lenox will hold its first public meeting for an anti-idling campaign. The initiave aims to get drivers to turn off their engines. It draws on a little-known state law and is praised by the EPA. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.