The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held the second of two public information sessions on the agency’s second five-year review of the Hudson River Superfund Cleanup. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard was at the meeting in Saratoga Springs Wednesday night, where protesters gathered outside.
The New York state Department of Environmental Conservation is in the initial stages of updating and tightening its air quality rules. It’s part of the state’s compliance with federal air quality requirements.
The new president of the District Attorneys Association of New York says the organization has concerns about possible criminal justice reforms now under consideration by the state legislature including bail, speedy trial and discovery. Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara tells WAMC’s Brian Shields, changes in the laws that cover discovery, the mandate that the prosecution turn over evidence and information to the defense in a timely matter, could threaten witnesses before trial.
Immigration is on the minds of Saratoga Springs residents after U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement raids resulted in the arrests of more than two dozen individuals. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports a discussion about immigration and its effects on the local community was held Monday night at Skidmore College.
New York’s top elected Democrats rallied Monday against the Republican proposals to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, saying they will take legal action, if necessary, to stop it.
The tiny town of Caroga, New York in the southern Adirondack Park will again this summer host dozens of world-class musicians as part of the Caroga Lake Music Festival. What began five years ago as a few friends getting together has expanded to several weeks of events in multiple venues.
The City of Amsterdam has gotten a financial boost to study the potential recreation opportunities around a set of historic buildings. WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports leaders want to showcase the industrial history of the Montgomery County city by preserving a piece its past.
Host Alan Chartock is joined by Jimmy Vielkind, Albany Bureau Chief for Politico NY. They discuss Governor Andrew Cuomo’s upcoming reelection campaign, the relationship between New York and the federal government, and the apparent end of the Christie-Cuomo partnership.
While a new poll finds New Yorkers would like Governor Andrew Cuomo to be a “national leader” challenging the policies of President Trump’s administration, Cuomo seldom actually mentions the president by name.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says more than two dozen upstate counties are eligible for federal aid to cover costs from a late-winter storm that dumped more than 3 feet of snow on parts of the region.
The former Beech-Nut baby food factory in Canajoharie may soon be demolished. Last night, the Montgomery County legislature voted 9-0 to allow for the foreclosure of the partially-demolished property and for the County Executive to enter a Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding the cleanup of the site.
A bill to expand New York’s medical marijuana program to cover those suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder has passed both houses of the Legislature, but will Governor Andrew Cuomo sign it into law?
The state’s lieutenant governor says New Yorkers should be deeply worried if the U.S. Senate approves a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Health Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Currently, the Senate does not have the votes for the GOP plan, but Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul says that doesn’t mean opponents of the measure should be complacent.
Dr. James Baldwin will become the new president of Excelsior College in New York this Friday. Dr. Baldwin is only the third president of the college in its 46-year history. Excelsior is a non-traditional, online college geared toward adults who are getting the degree they never completed, or for those who are going to college for the first time while balancing a job and family.