Burlington, VT – Presidential candidate Howard Dean was in Vermont on Saturday to announce that he will not opt into federal campaign matching funds. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was in Burlington for the announcement...
Boston, MA – A new study released today by New England's largest conservation group focuses on open space in Massachusetts. As more people live in bigger homes on bigger lots, open space and farmland disappear faster. More from our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.
Kingston, NY – President Bush's newly signed Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act has most recently been challenged in New York, where a federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order to certain abortion providers. These providers say the ban is unconstitutional, while some backers of the ban say they are confident the President's Act will prevail. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.
Plattsburgh, NY – The Environmental Protection Agency announced on Thursday that it may drop some on-going investigations into power plants suspected of violating the Clean Air Act. Northeast officials immediately criticized the EPA action, and initiated moves to counter it. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Brattleboro, VT – A nuclear watchdog group is calling on Governor Douglas to order an independent safety assessment at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant. Meanwhile, the state agency that represents utility consumers has agreed to endorse a proposed boost in the power output of the nuclear plant. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
New Paltz, NY – The Civil Service Employees Association has filed unfair labor practice charges against a food service provider company at the SUNY New Paltz campus. The CSEA claims the company took away some cashiers' chairs without negotiating with the union. We get the story from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.
Pittsfield, MA – Voters in Pittsfield, Massachusetts send a resounding message of change in their city elections today. They've got a new mayor and a very different look on the city council. More from our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.
Kingston, NY – The City of Poughkeepsie has voted in a Democratic Mayor, while two incumbent mayors in Columbia and Ulster Counties are staying put. Also in Ulster County, Democrats gained ground in the legislature. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.