Statewide, NY – The Bar Association says it's lack of state funding. The state says it's a lack of attorneys willing to donate their time. The bottom line is that legal aid agencies are drowning in requests they can't meet.
Peru, Vermont – Ski For Heat is all about heading out into the cold to help some low-income Vermonters afford a warmer home. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details of the upcoming fundraiser;
Shelburne Falls, MA – A non-profit community movie theater in Shelburne Falls Massachusetts is marking World Hypnotism Day by presenting a program featuring a notorious fictional hypnotist along with some real hypnotherapists....WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.....
Albany, NY – Consumers in New York State are switching to new energy suppliers in record numbers, and those suppliers are anxious to meet growing demand... Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Montpelier, VT – Vermont's Governor and the organization that represents the state's hospitals announced on Friday a uniform, state-wide policy wherein hospitals will not seek payment from patients or insurance companies if specific, but rare, errors are made that result in serious harm to patients. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Lenox, MA – With a sizeable second home market that drove up home prices, the Berkshires are among the communities in the Northeast where affordable housing is in short supply. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report on unique approach to affordable housing in Lenox, Massachusetts;
Springfield, MA – Springfield Massachusetts Mayor Charles Ryan on the final business day of his administration has denied an entertainment license for viewing booths in a controversial adult-theme store .In a five page decision, the mayor said he found evidence the management of the store had operated the booths without a valid license for the last two months. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief, Paul Tuthill reports...