Boston, MA – A boom in bottled beverage consumption has many lawmakers in Massachusetts proposing expanding the so-called bottle bill so it would include more of those containers. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has this report;
Pittsfield, MA – With the general election approaching the two Pittsfield, Massachusetts mayoral candidates met for their final public forum Tuesday. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details:
Pittsfield, MA – Statistics show childhood obesity isn't a problem that kids will outgrow - overweight adolescents are 80 percent more likely to be obese in adulthood. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has more on this problem and how a number of health officials in the Berkshires believe it should be tackled;
Worthington, MA – An important test is underway in Western Massachusetts as part of the effort to bring high speed internet service to the rural areas of the state that have no access to broadband..WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Montpelier, VT – The state of Vermont and advocacy groups are redoubling their efforts to get all Vermonters enrolled in health insurance programs. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Policies matter in a presidential election, but let's face it: so does image. It's spin season in the U.S., and Hillary Clinton has assembled quite a team of masters to help her create a trustworthy image. In fact, many criticize Clinton of over-planning her public persona. As the first woman front-runner for president, she's got a bevvy of expectations to contend with - and everything seems fair game for analysis, from her demeanor to her wardrobe to her laugh.
Middlebury, VT – Officers with the Middlebury, Vermont Police Department will not ask a person's immigration status unless the individual is suspected of a crime. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – Governor Eliot Spitzer's Transportation Commissioner wants New York to borrow Billions of dollars over the next 20 years to repair and replace bridges, highways, rail and air facilities statewide. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.