Washington D.C. – The Adirondack Council has been invited to a meeting in the East Garden of the White House today to discuss the President's Clear Skies Initiative and a strategy for its passage before the end of the year. But many environmental groups are opposed to the Clear Skies Initiative, and are critical of the Adirondack Council's involvement with the White House proposal. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Boston, MA – Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney unveiled a new plan yesterday to spark job growth... particularly in the manufacturing sector. The initiative dovetails with the goals of several Western Massachusetts organizations that have been working to win more manufacturing away from the Eastern part of the state. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.
Poughkeepsie, NY – Most environmental groups support a proposed transmission line project that would bring electricity through the Hudson Valley. One group, though, has some lingering concerns. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.
Pittsfield, MA – Pittsfield officials will release a new master plan this week for redeveloping the old General Electric plant. It's hoped the project will help revive the city's slumping economy. The plan will be outlined at a City Council meeting this week, but our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has a preview.
Plattsburgh, NY – A group of students at Plattsburgh State rallied Saturday against the World Trade Organization. It was part of global "day of action" solidarity rallies. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Massachusetts – A new Massachusetts energy program offers residents and businesses the chance to support renewable electricity. The official statewide announcement will come next week, but our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.
Hudson, NY – The battle for the Democratic Party line to run for mayor continues in the City of Hudson. Now it's incumbent Mayor Richard Scalera who is in the lead. We get the latest from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.
Essex Junction, VT – IBM's Essex Junction, Vermont plant has reached a long-term deal to make computer chips for California-based Intersil Corporation. An IBM spokesman says while it will bring significant work to the plant, it will not bring any new jobs. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Williamstown, MA – Today is President Bush's second day of campaigning for renewed anti-terror efforts, prompting lawmakers and citizens alike to raise questions about safety and other September 11th-related issues. Williams College will hold a panel tonight to assess where the country is now in the post-9/11 era. WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson has more.
Plattsburgh, NY – September 11th has been a significant date in US history for almost 200 years. On Sept 11th, 1814 Americans defeated a British invasion force on Lake Champlain. The battle was a critical event in preventing the fledgling US from becoming a British territory. The Battle of Plattsburgh annual commemoration begins today and continues thru the weekend. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has a preview.