Albany, NY – In an effort to reduce underage drinking, representatives of the beverage industry and members of the state legislature have reached agreement on a plan to set up a system to register beer kegs. WAMC's Brian Shields has more.
South Burlington, VT – Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean's presidential campaign staff has moved to a larger space. The candidate and his staff showed off their new facility during an open house Tuesday evening. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with campaign staff, volunteers and the candidate.
Albany, NY – There are literally millions of old tires littered across New York along roadsides, in landfills and in vacant lots. Some of those old tires will be given new life as North America's largest tire recycling company is coming to upstate NY. WAMC's Brian Shields has more.
Plattsburgh, NY – This past Sunday was the first time liquor store were open in New York since Prohibition. It's a result of last week's move by the state Legislature to override Governor Pataki's veto of a repeal of the state's "blue laws" on liquor sales. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Boston, MA – Defeated nationally during the Clinton Presidency, the idea of a single payer health care system has been discussed frequently in the Bay State ever since. Recent comments by Governor Mitt Romney, as reported by the Associated Press, have health care advocates cautiously optimistic. Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana reports.
Plattsburgh, NY – Plattsburgh officials have released a consultant's analysis of the feasibility of building a hotel and conference center near the downtown. It's part of the city's extensive re-development plan, which hinges on removal of an old rail-yard on prime waterfront property. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Albany, NY – Albany will be the first city in the U.S. to take part in a media and information campaign to stop illegal gun sales. WAMC's Brian Shields reports on the program called " Don't Lie For The Other Guy".
Amherst, MA – With the United States entering yet another holiday period at a heightened security alert and a spate of highly organized bombings rocking the Middle East, Berkshire Bureau Chief Arlen Cellana turned to University of Massachusetts at Amherst Assistant Professor David Mednicoff for a discussion of how the U.S. should respond to these terrorist acts and what we might expect in the future. Mednicoff says last week's bombings in Morocco and Saudi Arabia raise two important points.
Albany, NY – A new website is on-line that allows New Yorkers to check the background of doctors, but state officials and the Medical profession say that information is already available. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.