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.
Montpelier, VT – For the first time ever, the state of Vermont will offer a tax holiday on computers sold in the state. The state will lift its 5-percent sales tax on personal computers this weekend - Aug 9th thru 11th. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Albany, NY – A growing number of cities , towns and villages across the U.S. are passing resolutions against the USA-Patriot Act. The Albany Common Council passed a resolution this year urging Congress to repeal the law. The Council was honored on Wednesday for its vote by opponents of the Patriot Act. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.
Albany, NY – New York State's Education Department has pushed back the date to publicly release a list of so-called dangerous schools. The Department did, however, issue the criteria to select such schools. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.
Montpelier, VT – The advocacy group VPIRG has launched a campaign to get the state of Vermont to increase energy efficiency by 20-percent by the year 2010, and to increase the use of renewable resources by 20-percent by 2020. Their 20/20 energy campaign was announced yesterday. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – A new report says fewer children in the U.S. are going without health insurance. State programs, such as Child Health Plus in New York, that provide health coverage for children from low and moderate income familes are given credit for the lower number of uninsured children. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.
New Paltz, NY – County fairs, outdoor concerts, festivals. All are signs we're in the thick of summer in the Northeast. Then there are camps. Theatre camps, tennis camps, circus camps...that's right, circus camps. We join WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne for more.
Champlain, NY – The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee has approved authorizing more than 35-million dollars in federal funds to upgrade the Champlain, New York border crossing. The northern New York facility ranks 6th nationwide in the number of commercial vehicles inspected, but it has not been upgraded for 30 years. More from WAMC's Pat Bradley.
Albany, NY – Because of travel restrictions and the poor relationship between the U.S. and Cuba, most Americans don't consider visiting the island nation on vacation. But one travel agency in the Albany area is offering trips to Cuba. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.