Pittsfield, MA – A Pittsfield, Massachusetts high school is expected to be closed at least through this week while air testing and cleaning of the site continues following a mercury spill. And as our Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo reports, while the shutdown is longer than initially expected it is not a sign of any hazard or danger:
Springfield, MA – An ongoing federal probe of public corruption in Western Massachusetts is now targeting the region's public transportation system. Members of the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority's executive board met this afternoon to discuss yesterday's Federal search of the administrative offices. The city has granted the United States Attorney's office permission to probe PVTA contracts, insurance plans and finances.
WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Jessica Bloustein reports.
Albany, NY – Many charities in the Northeast are reporting a slow fund raising season, apparently because many people are tapped out following relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina and other disasters. In the Capital Region, the Salvation Army has had trouble with its kettle fund raising Christmas campaign. More from our Capital district Bureau chief, Arielle Trimm
Albany, NY – CT's John Larson joins Alan in the Congressional Corner to discuss Congressman Murtha's comments, Congressman Duke Cunningham's crimes, and Larson's bill to reimburse U.S. troops for the purchase of their body armor.
Albany, NY – Massachusetts' Richard Neal joins Alan Chartock in the Congressional Corner to discuss the indictment of Lewis Libby, next year's midterm elections, and the coming nomination hearings of Judge Alito.