berkshire county head start http://wamc.org en Gov. Patrick Hears from Pittsfield Students http://wamc.org/post/gov-patrick-hears-pittsfield-students <p><a href="http://www.mass.gov/governor/" target="_blank">Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick</a> and the state&rsquo;s Secretary of Education heard concerns from about 15 <a href="http://www2.pittsfield.net/groups/phs/" target="_blank">Pittsfield High Schoo</a>l students today.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 22:34:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 75102 at http://wamc.org Gov. Patrick Hears from Pittsfield Students Western Mass. Waiting on Word from Washington http://wamc.org/post/western-mass-waiting-word-washington <p>As a government shutdown looms, federally-funded programs in western Massachusetts are playing the waiting game.</p><p>With gridlock in Washington, one result of a shutdown could be the delaying of benefits to the state&rsquo;s 394,000 military veterans. Rosanne Frieri is the Director of <a href="http://www.cityofpittsfield.org/city_hall/veterans_services/index.php" target="_blank">Veterans&rsquo; Services</a> for the City of Pittsfield. She says she doesn&rsquo;t expect a significant immediate impact on her office or the more than 130 veterans it currently serves.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:27:30 +0000 Jim Levulis 74615 at http://wamc.org Western Mass. Waiting on Word from Washington