Albany, NY – A settlement between New York's Attorney General and vitamin manufacturers is providing free breakfasts for thousands of school children across upstate New York. WAMC's Brian Shields reports on the breakfast program called ABC.
Montpelier, VT – Vermont Governor Jim Douglas has been elected chair of the regional New England Governors' Conference. The conference is an informal alliance of the 6 states that helps to promote and coordinate policy initiatives throughout the region. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Boston, MA – Yesterday's announcement by the Boston Archdiocese to pay $85 million to victims of sexual abuse by priests came after months of negotiations and a scandal that's haunted the Catholic church. As WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson reports, the reaction to the proposed settlement is still tentative, but largely positive.
Hudson, NY – The results from yesterday's Democratic primaries in New York could signify a sea change for Columbia County's City of Hudson, as well as spell out the fate of the planned St. Lawrence Cement plant. The incumbent mayor is down by two votes, and Progressive Democrats are wrestling control. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has the latest.
Buchanan, NY – Two watchdog groups are urging the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to shut down Indian Point until a certain safety issue is addressed. Indian Point's parents say they have already taken preventative measures. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.
Albany, NY – In the two years since September 11, 2001 U.S. intelligence operations have been focused on terrorism with much of the emphasis on Iraq and Afghanistan. WAMC's Brian Shields spoke to a former military intelligence officer about the challenges facing American intelligence operations today.
Pittsfield, MA – A long-brewing effort to change the city council structure in Berkshire County's biggest city will be voted on tonight. It could mean Pittsfield residents will get to vote on whether they feel their council needs to be restructured. Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.
Plattsburgh, NY – Numerous Vermont dairy farmers are looking to hire people, but they're not finding a lot of takers for the long hours they need to fill. Some say those interested in working on farms are being drawn to other states where they can make more money. Or they lose employees to other seasonal businesses with better benefits. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Albany, NY – A unique memorial service was held recently at an Albany cemetery. More than 200 people who donated their bodies to medical education were remembered by their families and members of the medical community. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.