Montpelier, VT – The advocacy group, Toxics Action Center, says action needs to be taken to clean up Vermont's toxic sites. The group has released a map showing 2000 sites they say are dangerous. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Lenox, MA – The Environmental Protection Agency kicked off another round of meetings in Berkshire County yesterday about the Housatonic River. The EPA is getting feedback on a key study that will help determine how much more of the river should be cleaned of PCBs. Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.
Kingston, NY – Hudson Valley Congressman Maurice Hinchey says there is proof the Bush administration has deceived the public about the need to go to war in Iraq. When Congress returns to session next week, the Democratic Congressman says he will urge his colleagues to hold hearings on the matter. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Congressman Hinchey about his priorities for 2004.
Champlain, NY – The NEXUS program opened this week at the Champlain border crossing in New York and at Highgate Springs Vermont. It's a system that allows for speedy border crossing for pre-approved, low risk travelers. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
North Adams, MA – First it was Springfield, Massachusetts that snubbed the Food and Drug Administration when city workers had the chance to buy cheaper Canadian drugs. Now a private business in North Adams is a significant step closer to helping people access lower cost prescriptions north of the border. But it remains to be seem whether state or federal officials will intervene. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson filed this report.
Plattsburgh, NY – An arctic cold front is moving into the region, bringing sub-zero temperatures and dangerous wind chills. The National Weather Service has issued wind chill warnings for much of upstate NY for tonight. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Albany, NY – Gasoline prices have been going up in recent days but that does not always mean more money for the local dealers. In fact, one Getty owner in the Albany area has stopped selling gasoline in a legal dispute with the company. WAMC''s Brian Shields reports.
Hudson, NY – As the New York legislative session is newly underway, Hudson Valley area Assemblyman Pat Manning says there are two local issues at the top of his list. He says on a statewide basis, given the nearly $6-billion-dollar budget deficit, legislators should view taxes through different lenses. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with the Republican Assemblyman Manning about his goals for 2004.