Stuyvesant, NY – A dormant hydro-electric plant in Columbia County could be brought back to life. An amendment has cleared the Senate that would give the town in which the plants sits license to operate. The plant's current owner, however, is not necessarily selling. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.
Poughkeepsie, NY – The number of jobs continues to grow in the Hudson Valley, and the region has hardly noticed a recession. Yet there is a red flag amidst the economic good news. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Dr. Ann Davis about the state of affairs, according to the latest Marist College economic report.
Williamstown, MA – A standoff between some Williamstown residents and North Adams airport representatives intensified yesterday and this morning. The airport says trees from surrounding homes need to be cut for safety reasons, but neighbors have so far blocked their efforts. More from WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson.
Buffalo, NY – Leaders of New York's Democratic Party have unanimously approved a resolution supporting a bill that would allow gay and lesbian New Yorkers to marry. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Great Barrington, MA – A proposal for a free health care clinic in South Berkshire County is being welcomed by most. But other local health care officals are eyeing the proposal cautiously . WAMC Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.
Hudson, NY – A Democratic candidate was in New York's Columbia County over the weekend for a rally. Campaign organizers say former Vermont Governor Howard Dean was the first candidate to campaign in Hudson since Robert Kennedy in 1968. WAMC Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne was there and filed this report.
Albany, NY – During WWII The United States ordered Japanese-Americans into internment camps. A new voter survey shows more than one of every four New Yorkers would support government internment camps in the U.S.for suspected terrorist sympathizers. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.
Montpelier, VT – Vermont Democrats and Progressives are assessing the potential impact of Mayor Peter Clavelle's intended run for governor next year. The Progressive Party mayor says he will run for governor as a Democrat. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Burlington, VT – The University of Vermont will look at the obesity epidemic from a different perspective on Saturday. A public series examining the nation's obesity problem will explore how food marketing, production, and the distribution system affect how we choose what we eat. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
New Windsor, NY – The recently formed Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation has its marketing push up and running. Print ads are out and the CEO is visiting area Chambers of Commerce. More from Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.