Pittsfield, MA – The Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts is working to assure the continued preservation of one of the few remaining Shaker sites in the country. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Montpelier, VT – Committees in the Vermont Legislature are working to get critical legislation to their chamber floor for cross-over to the opposite chamber by the end of the day. Early this afternoon, a campaign finance reform package made it out of a Senate committee for cross-over. It's being crafted in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court declaring Vermont's previous law unconstitutional. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Montpelier, VT – Vermont's Secretary of State has released a report on the potential cost of implementing an instant run-off voting system across the state. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Northampton, MA – Activists began a 100 mile walk across Massachusetts today to call upon Congress to authorize a dramatic reduction in the carbon emissions to combat global warming. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Albany, NY – Faced with the reality that one of its schools would appear on a state blacklist, the city of Albany decided to close Philip Livingston Middle School. But that's not where the story ends. Capital District Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports.
Washington, DC – The website Congress-dot-org has put out it's power rankings for the U.S. House and Senate. According to this list, senators from the Northeast are wielding considerable power. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Springfield, MA – Baystate Health is going 100 percent smokefree. Starting next week the health care company will forbid smoking anywhere on the grounds of the three hospitals it owns in Western Massachusetts as well as at hospices and medical practices BayState Health operates. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..