Kingston, NY – A girl from Zimbabwe will arrive in New York this weekend to have life-saving heart surgery. This is thanks to so many in communities from Kingston to Albany. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.
Plattsburgh, NY – Chamber of Commerce officials in northern New York say the number of Canadians crossing the border is increasing. The falling exchange rate appears to be motivating Canadians to once again spend money south of their border. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Burlington, VT – Burlington, Vermont officials are trying to determine how much it will cost the city now that a planned waterfront transit center has been canceled. Two-thirds of the project's funding was supposed to come from the Federal Transit Administration, and the city is assessing if the money can be used for a smaller transit center. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Albany, NY – Mental Health groups say they'll try this summer to bring attention to what they say is a glaring lack of adequate mental health care in New York State. They say the hazards of the lack of mental health coverage are tragically documented in the case of Timothy O'Clair, who died just before his 13th birthday. Karen Dewitt has more.
Poughkeepsie, NY – The Senate voted last week to restore funding for AmeriCorps programs. Even if the bill that contains this funding makes it through the House and President Bush's signs it into law, the Hudson Valley still has no guarantee of its programs' survival. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.
New Windsor, NY – Some companies in the Mid-Hudson region are looking to do business in the South African market. Here to help them recently was New York State's commercial representative for the African country. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.
Albany, NY – President Bush has returned from his five-nation tour of Africa and there is no decision from the White House on sending U.S. troops as a peacekeeping force in Liberia. WAMC's Brian Shields spoke to two experts on the issues facing the continent, and U.S. African policy.
Albany, NY – The New York Department of Agriculture has re-established its Milk Marketing Advisory Council. Its goal is to improve milk industry profitability, use emerging technology and maintain New York's status as a dairy producer. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Greenville, NY – New York State is the new owner of more than five hundred acres of open space in the Hudson Valley. Environmental groups, legislators and town officials applaud the preservation of this land of trails, forest, and ecosystems. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.