New Windsor, NY – The recently formed Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation has its marketing push up and running. Print ads are out and the CEO is visiting area Chambers of Commerce. More from Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.
Pittsfield, MA – Last night, the master plan for the redevelopment of the old GE plant in Pittsfield was presented to the community. It drew a standing room crowd at the City Council, and our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson was there.
Hudson Falls, NY – The Environmental Protection Agency has narrowed down it list of sites that will be used for sediment processing facilities for the Hudson River PCBs cleanup project. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne filed this report.
Albany, NY – Earlier this year the Attorneys General of all 50 states and the District of Columbia reached a settlement on predatory lending practices with Household International that will bring restitution to borrowers across the nation. Advocacy groups are urging that the nearly 25-thousand people in New York State that have received "Release of Claims" documents, seek legal advice before deciding whether to "opt in" and get a payment through the settlement. More from Pat Bradley.
Washington, DC – Springfield, Massachusetts has been in the spotlight with its program of importing prescription drugs from Canada. Their mayor was in Washington DC yesterday for a meeting with the Food and Drug Administration over his plan. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson reports.
Plattsburgh, NY – Yesterday, the New York State Senate confirmed a new Chair of the Adirondack Park Agency. The selection of Ross Whaley, the former president of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, has been praised by some, but received only lukewarm endorsements by others. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Woodstock, NY – The Woodstock Film Festival kicks off tomorrow night with a bluegrass concert, featuring musicians who are in a documentary by Hudson Valley filmmakers. The film is one of manyl with ties to the region. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.
Washington D.C. – The Adirondack Council has been invited to a meeting in the East Garden of the White House today to discuss the President's Clear Skies Initiative and a strategy for its passage before the end of the year. But many environmental groups are opposed to the Clear Skies Initiative, and are critical of the Adirondack Council's involvement with the White House proposal. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Boston, MA – Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney unveiled a new plan yesterday to spark job growth... particularly in the manufacturing sector. The initiative dovetails with the goals of several Western Massachusetts organizations that have been working to win more manufacturing away from the Eastern part of the state. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.
Poughkeepsie, NY – Most environmental groups support a proposed transmission line project that would bring electricity through the Hudson Valley. One group, though, has some lingering concerns. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.