Springfield, MA – The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts and three area food pantries are joining forces to try to help the more than 350 displaced Wendy's restaurant employees in the region. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports.
Food Bank Contact Information:
Western Mass Food Bank, 413.247.9738 www.foodbank.wma.org
Northampton Survival Center, 413.586.6564 Open Pantry, 413.737.5353 Berkshire County Community Action, 413.445.4503
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Burlington, VT – Vermont Congressman Peter Welch on Monday toured a Health Center and touted the benefits of the Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act, which faces a veto threat from President Bush. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
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Springfield,MA – The city of Springfield Massachusetts wants to follow the lead of Boston and scrap its preliminary city council election next month in order to save money. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Albany, NY – Tim Kavanaugh is an independent film producer, and submitted the winning entry to get Springfield, Vermont chosen as the hometown of The Simpsons. Tim Kavanaugh speaks with Julia Taylor in this interview.
Montpelier, VT – An advocacy group in Vermont is out with a report that raises concerns over the use of chlorine in the paper making process at paper mills across the country. The Vermont Public Interest Research Group includes the International Paper plant in Ticonderoga, New York in order to advocate for safer technologies. But the regional IP mill says they have used a chlorine-free process for years. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.