Springfield, MA – The Springfield Finance Control Board has opted not to extend the contract of School Superintendent Joseph Burke and has voted instead to launch a search for a superintendent... WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Northampton, MA – The only active movie theater in Northampton Massachusetts is going to go dark this Sunday, but a small group of local film enthusiasts is determined to re-open the box office in the new year. The story from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill....
Pittsfield, MA – A plot of land for the proposed carousel has been purchased and now Berkshire Carousel officials are calling on the public to get involved. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has more;
Additional information about Berkshire Carousel is available by calling Maria Caccaivello at 413.499.0457 or by emailing her email@example.com.
Plattsburgh, NY – There are concerns that the current baby boomer generation is not, and has not been, saving for it's imminent retirement. Many boomers aren't even thinking about their lifestyle will be in their later years.
But folks who deal with the aging ARE concerned about the boomer population reaching retirement. Retirement communities are trying to figure out how they will deal with an expected influx and whether boomers will be capable of paying for services.
Berkshire County, MA – Municipalities and non-profit organizations are often on a tight budget, which can limit research and development of new ideas. But as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo, reports, some communities are tapping into some free brain power;
Denver, CO – Fewer young adults are training for technical careers. Women, especially, are opting out. Dr. Lecia Barker wants to change that. Dr. Barker heads the University of Colorado at Boulder's Evaluation and Research Group at ATLAS, the Alliance for Teaching, Learning and Society Institute.
Kingston, NY – The Senate didn't pass all the changes to the Medicare reimbursement rate that Hudson Valley hospitals were hoping for...and two in particular are left wondering how they're supposed to compete.