Springfield, MA – Springfield police are investigating three suspected heroin overdoses in the city over the weekend. And that has some wondering if a more potent form of the drug is now circulating in western Massachusetts. An update now from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff. .
Burlington, VT – A tentative contract settlement has been reached between Fletcher Allen Health Care and its nurses. Vermont's largest hospital and its nurses and LPN's came to an agreement during a protracted weekend negotiating session to replace the contract that expired at midnight on Saturday. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – A recent study shows Independent colleges and universities in New York contributed more than $41 billion to the state's economy in 2005. It represents a 42-percent increase in the past decade, and illustrates the rise of a trend toward an intellectual and cultural based economy for an ailing Upstate. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein has more:
Albany, NY – Coming up on In Our Backyard: Will someone's goose get cooked? A local columnist takes issue with Ward's assessment of goose related fecal hazards in Scotia's Collins Park. A reader of the same newspaper defends Ward's stance on the issue in print. Plus, a gaggle of listener letters. Air Date 7/10/2006
Lake Placid, NY – A new report generated for the Olympic Regional Development Authority, more commonly referred to as ORDA, indicates that the Olympic venues in the Lake Placid region are generating millions in tourism dollars for the state. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – As the nation watches the price of gasoline rise again, Albany County officials will be looking at the effects thus far of the county tax cap they put on gasoline this spring. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports:
North Adams, MA – The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, in North Adams, will be the first public college in the state to offer a degree in Arts Management. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;