Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Department of Correction has released a corrective action plan for addressing its suicide rate, a rate that was several times last year's national average. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Springfield, MA – The City of Springfield Massachusetts is poised to join a growing list of communities that ban smoking in American Legion halls and other private clubs. WAMC's Pioneer Valley News Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
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Montpelier, VT – The Vermont House Human Services Committee will begin hearing testimony Friday on the Patient Choice and Control at End of Life Act . It's also referred to as the Death with Dignity or Physician-assisted Suicide Act. It's been before the legislature for five years, but advocates believe there is momentum for passage this session. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Great Barrington, MA – For the second year in a row, law makers on Beacon Hill could be asked to decide whether children should required to wear helmets while skiing and sledding. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, filed this report;
Albany, NY – US Representatives Kirsten Gillibrand and Mike McNulty have promised they'll support a bill before Congress which sponsors say will make it easier for workers to unionize. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Springfield, MA – A pre school program started Thursday, February 21, inside a domestic violence shelter in Springfield Massachusetts. It's the first of its kind in the state as we hear from WAMC's Pioneer Valley News Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.....