Burlington, VT – Vermont's only methadone clinic will receive an infusion of funds, thanks to US Senator Patrick Leahy. The quarter million dollars from the Department of Health and Human Services will allow the clinic to maintain its current services. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Albany, NY – President Bush has nominated Utah's Republican Governor Mike Leavitt to be the new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. As WAMC's Brian Shields reports some enviromentalists in the region are skeptical of the nominee, and are concerned how it might effect the Hudson River P.C.B. project.
Buchanan, New York – The head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has deemed last month's mock terror attacks at Indian Point a success. Environmental advocates question that assessment. We turn to WAMC Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne for more.
Plattsburgh, NY – New York and other northeastern states, in conjunction with the EPA, filed suit in 1999 against the Ohio Edison Company citing violations of the Clean Air Act. A federal judge in Ohio ruled late last week against Ohio Edison.While environmentalists and New York's Attorney General say it's a precedent-setting ruling, utility officials say it's not that significant. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Plattsburgh, NY – A favorable exchange rate for the Canadian dollar is bringing an influx of Canadian tourists south of the border into New York and New England. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Annandale-on-Hudson, New York – The fourteenth annual Bard Musical Festival wraps up this coming weekend. This year's concert program features the work of a Czech composer. It also features the festival's first time in the new Fisher Center. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.
Shelburne, VT – The equestrian and dance troupe "Dancing with Horses" is performing their piece "Kalliope" at the Shelburne Museum this week. Pat Bradley had a chance to meet to cast members this week as they readied for their human and equine dance.
Albany, NY – New York U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is urging support for a bill that is now before Congress that would allow prescription drugs to be reimported back to the U.S. from Canada. Schumer says such a law would allow people to sane thousands of dollars a year on their prescriptions. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.
Albany, NY – An effort is underway in New York to learn more about how the estimated 45-thousand farm workers in NYS are treated by the legal system. The focus is on whether the farm workers have access to a good legal defense when the need arises. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.
Paul Smiths, NY – Paul Smiths' College and the Adirondack Council will host a conference on the future of Adirondack waters Monday thru Wednesday. Sponsors of the conference are bringing together a broad spectrum of experts to discuss issues from acid rain to storm-water runoff. North Country Bureau Chief, Pat Bradley has more.