Albany, NY – New York Senator Charles Schumer is again calling on a Federal Transportation Agency to investigate Ford Crown Victoria police cruisers. The senator cited an accident involving a Hudson Valley, Dutchess County patrol car as the latest incident behind his concern. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.
Hudson Valley, NY – Members of A Republican Task Force have been busy this summer visiting farms and gathering information on how to strengthen New York's farm economies. Their latest stop was in the Hudson Valley. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.
Plattsburgh, NY – A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by the NAACP against the gun industry, despite finding that gun manufacturers have put the public at risk. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Poughkeepsie, New York – Sheriffs, town supervisors and other officials are touring the damage today in several New York counties from last evening's storms. Several thousand electric customers in the mid-Hudson region are still without power. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.
Burlington, VT – Homeland security officials from across the Northeast and eastern Canada will be in Vermont later this week for meetings. It's the latest in an ongoing series among officials from 10 states and several Canadian provinces. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Monticello, NY – A New York State Supreme Court Justice has paved the way for casinos in the Catskills. New York State Supreme Court Justice Joseph Teresi yesterday upheld a state law allowing the governor to enter into casino gaming compacts with Indian tribes. Gambling opponents will appeal the decision. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.
Plattsburgh, NY – Soil and Water Conservation Districts are trying to raise awareness about New York's water resources and conservation efforts. The Clinton County District recently held a "Waterfest" that brought together agencies, groups and individuals working to preserve the water quality of Lake Champlain. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Albany, NY – The U.S.Senate Commerce Committee has approved legislation to provide money to states to update 911 emergency systems. The measure includes a provision to make sure the money is not used for other purposes, a concern that has been heard in New York State. WAMC's Brian Shields has more.
Buchanan, NY – Former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was in the Hudson Valley yesterday. He and Entergy officials were on hand to talk about the upcoming mock terror attack later this summer at Entergy's Indian Point. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.