Pittsfield, MA – The Berkshire Compact for Higher Education has brought together key members of the education, business, and government communities to assess the needs of higher education and build a stronger, more competitive, work force in the Berkshires. The compact is moving into its second year, and as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports new members are being tapped for the effort;
Saratoga Springs, NY – New York democratic hopeful for governor Thomas Suozzi is hanging on to his long-shot effort -and blasting the property tax plan of his front-running opponent, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. Meanwhile, Governor George Pataki says state lawmakers' property tax credit plan looks good. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports.
Albany, NY – The New York State Education department is making data on violent and disruptive incidents in New York's schools from 2003 to 2005 available to the public now, in hopes that parents will have earlier access to the information. WAMC's Capital District Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports:
Great Barrington, MA – With the slots for the September primary finalized at least two Berkshire County democrats are making official campaign announcements this week for the first district State Senate seat. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, was there for former state representative Christopher Hodgkins's kick-off earlier today;
North Adams, MA – Masspro, a healthcare quality improvement organization, has recognized Northern Berkshire County's largest health care provider for its treatment of cardiac patients. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Albany, NY – On this week's Legislative Gazette: William Weld drops out of the Republican race for Governor, our political observer Alan Chartock will share his thoughts on Weld's move, and lawmakers attack the problem of childhood obesity