Poughkeepsie, NY – The Senate voted last week to restore funding for AmeriCorps programs. Even if the bill that contains this funding makes it through the House and President Bush's signs it into law, the Hudson Valley still has no guarantee of its programs' survival. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.
New Windsor, NY – Some companies in the Mid-Hudson region are looking to do business in the South African market. Here to help them recently was New York State's commercial representative for the African country. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.
Albany, NY – President Bush has returned from his five-nation tour of Africa and there is no decision from the White House on sending U.S. troops as a peacekeeping force in Liberia. WAMC's Brian Shields spoke to two experts on the issues facing the continent, and U.S. African policy.
Albany, NY – The New York Department of Agriculture has re-established its Milk Marketing Advisory Council. Its goal is to improve milk industry profitability, use emerging technology and maintain New York's status as a dairy producer. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Greenville, NY – New York State is the new owner of more than five hundred acres of open space in the Hudson Valley. Environmental groups, legislators and town officials applaud the preservation of this land of trails, forest, and ecosystems. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne reports.
Bolton Landing, NY – Robert F. Kennedy Jr will be in Bolton Landing Saturday to help the Fund For Lake George and the Waterkeeper Alliance officially launch the Lake George Waterkeeper program. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley previews the weekend events.
Albany, NY – What is being called "a accounting mix-up" could mean big cutbacks in the AmeriCorps program, which provides volunteers money for college in exchange for public service work. NY Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton says an immediate 100-million dollar infusion is needed if the program is to survive. WAMC's Brian Shields has more.
Albany, NY – Some health care workers in New York State have been able to get jobs, despite some of them having criminal backgrounds. New York Governor Pataki and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer are looking to change that. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne has more.
Saranac Lake, NY – The Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Tourism has created a 10-million dollar loan fund to provide money to tourism-related businesses in the Adirondack region. The program targets businesses that often can't get tourism-related funding. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.