Springfield, MA – A decision is near on hiring a new police commissioner for the city of Springfield Massachusetts, while at the same time a nationwide search is just beginning for a new superintendent of schools.....WAMC s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Ellenville, NY – As Democrats come within inches of sharing control of the New York State Senate with Republicans, reporters are scrutinizing the players and speculating about legislators who might consider changing party. Hudson Valley bureau chief Susan Barnett today spoke with one lawmaker rumored to be on the fence. But Senator John Bonacic says it's not about party affiliation - it's about issues.
Western, MA – Verizon says it intends to expand its high speed internet access in Western Massachusetts to a number of communities without it by this time next year. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Ulster County, NY – The people who investigate reports of child abuse and neglect in Ulster County have been overworked and stressed out. A series of state grants has allowed teh county to not only hire more staff, but to buy new technology that keeps children, and the people paid to look out for them, safer. Susan Barnett reports.
Berkshire County, MA – The state's top health official would like to see a program being developed in the Berkshires, designed to decrease youth smoking, replicated in other communities. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo
Berkshire County, MA – While recycling related to laminated glass is set to begin in Springfield this May, commercial recycling of another product has increased in the Berkshires. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;