Springfield, MA – Baystate Health is going 100 percent smokefree. Starting next week the health care company will forbid smoking anywhere on the grounds of the three hospitals it owns in Western Massachusetts as well as at hospices and medical practices BayState Health operates. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..
Albany, NY – It's a damp edition of the Science Forum. The scientists tackle questions about water filtration, rainy weather's effect on VHF radio propagation, and why damp weather can lead to aches and pains. Brian Shields hosts.
Albany, NY – In a move to make the Capital City of New York State more visitor-friendly, Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings announced a new ordinance designed to reign in towing companies. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Great Barrington, MA – A request to extend the 30-day public comment period on the latest General Electric clean-up proposal for portions of the Housatonic River in the Berkshires and Litchfield County, Connecticut has been denied by the Environmental Protection Agency. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports on the details behind the decision;
Montpelier, VT – Officials in Vermont continue to monitor the Winooski River and its potential to overflow its banks and flood the state's capital city. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.