VT – More Vermont farmers' markets are accepting debit cards and electronic food stamps this summer, making it easier for people to buy local produce, organic cheeses and homemade breads and pies. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Chittenden County, VT – The Vermont State Police are investigating two arson fires in two days at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in South Burlington. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
Albany, NY – NEW CHARTER SCHOOL OFFERS DRAMATIC SALARY INCREASE -
Listeners over the past several months have likely heard about various education reform ideas that are being tried to improve education in America. For instance, some schools are focusing more on math and science. Others, on things like entrepreneurship
Well, the founder of a new charter school opening next year in New York City believes the answer is hire great teachers, and then pay them a LOT more money. Salaries range as much as $125,000 a year.
Springfield, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, during a visit to downtown Springfield, announced several initiatives targeted at helping the local economy. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....