Albany, NY – Pittsfield High School in Berkshire County's largest city has been in the news recently for reasons administrators probably wish we would all forget: A mercury spill that closed the school for two weeks back in December.
But last weekend, this old inner city public school received some good news: six Pittsfield chemistry students won big at the Massachusetts State Science Fair.
Albany, NY – When you think of developing nations or war torn regions like the Middle East, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Guatemala and Sudan, you probably don't think of beauty, creativity or entrepreneurship. But one American woman wants to change that.
Amber Chand designs jewelry and gifts in collaboration with talented craftswomen from these war torn countries, which are then sold in the United States.
The women receive a share of the profits, in an effort to achieve financial stability for themselves and their families.
Albany, NY – Neil Novik's Odyssey Bookshop picks for 5/9/06:
* Crime Beat by Michael Connelly * In Plain Sight by C.J. Box * The Hard Way by Lee Child * End of Story by Peter Abrahams * The Bookwoman's Last Fling by John Dunning * Mission Flats by William Landay (Crime Club selection)
Albany, NY – For over 40 years STanford's Bing professor of Population Studies Paul Ehrlich has warned of the dangers of population growth. His first book, "The Population Bomb" was the catalyst for debate on the subject, considered an environmental wake-up call by some, and an alartmist tract by others.
His latest book, writted with his wife Ann, has been almost uniformly praised for both its research and its thoughtfulness. It's called, "One With Nineveh: Politics, Consumption, and the Human Future."
Albany, NY – Joe and David are joined by NY State Assemblyman Kevin Cahill, Woodstock Town Board Member Liz Simonson, Town Supervisor of Cornwall Richard Randazzo, and Town Supervisor of Marbletown Vin Martello to discuss property tax reform.