Plattsburgh, NY – At least one of the nine Democratic Presidential hopefuls is reassessing the importance of an aggressive Internet campaign presence. Senator Bob Graham says rival Howard Dean's Internet success is beginning to change the other candidates' on-line presence. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Boston, MA – One of the least noticed vetoes to come from Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is a $2.9 Million hit to the $3.5 Million line item for recycling programs in the state. If the veto is not overriden, funding for recycling items from aluminum cans to hazardous waste will stand at $600,000 for fiscal year 2004. Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana files this report.
Plattsburgh, NY – Safety officials are gearing up for the 4th of July Weekend. Traffic is expected to be heavier than in past years. And, New York State has just implemented new, stricter driving while intoxicated laws. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Cuddebackville Dam, New York – The federal government is hooking up with a national non-profit organization to remove an Orange County dam. They are doing it with the hope of helping fish numbers spike in the Neversink River, a river known for trout and fly fishing. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.
Poughkeepsie, NY – Summer is in full swing, but New York's Summer Youth Jobs Program is not. Though the Governor has announced that funds would be made available for this summer, some of those at the helm of the jobs programs are worried about the cash flow. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.
Burlington, VT – Increasing numbers of rank-and-file Democrats say they're giving former Vermont Governor Howard Dean's presidential candidacy serious consideration. Vermont's former Governor also says the money he's raised so far shows he can win the Democratic nomination for President. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Albany, NY – Nine-thousand teachers and education officials have gathered in New Orleans for the National Education Association's annual meeting. WAMC's Senior Correspondent, Brian Shields spoke to the president of the New York chapter of the N.E.A. about the meeting, and what lies ahead for education.
North Adams, MA – A state education oversight committee recommends North Adams Public Schools be placed on a list of underperforming districts after the panel found the administrative staff to be inadequate to the point it hinders the district's ability to implement new curriculum and make gains on MCAS scores. Local leaders call the move politically motivated. Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana filed this report.
Boston, MA – Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has signed a $22.1 Billion budget for fiscal year 2004. The Governor also issued $201 Million worth of vetoes including a further reduction in state aid to cities and towns. Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana files this report.