Massachusetts – A new Massachusetts energy program offers residents and businesses the chance to support renewable electricity. The official statewide announcement will come next week, but our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.
Hudson, NY – The battle for the Democratic Party line to run for mayor continues in the City of Hudson. Now it's incumbent Mayor Richard Scalera who is in the lead. We get the latest from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.
Essex Junction, VT – IBM's Essex Junction, Vermont plant has reached a long-term deal to make computer chips for California-based Intersil Corporation. An IBM spokesman says while it will bring significant work to the plant, it will not bring any new jobs. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Williamstown, MA – Today is President Bush's second day of campaigning for renewed anti-terror efforts, prompting lawmakers and citizens alike to raise questions about safety and other September 11th-related issues. Williams College will hold a panel tonight to assess where the country is now in the post-9/11 era. WAMC's Kelly Wilkinson has more.
Plattsburgh, NY – September 11th has been a significant date in US history for almost 200 years. On Sept 11th, 1814 Americans defeated a British invasion force on Lake Champlain. The battle was a critical event in preventing the fledgling US from becoming a British territory. The Battle of Plattsburgh annual commemoration begins today and continues thru the weekend. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has a preview.
Red Hook, NY – There's a place in a Hudson Valley village where one can go to grieve through art. It's an exhibition that focuses on grief and healing, and where one sculptor uses steel from the World Trade Center for his piece. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne was at the exhibit and filed this report.
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.