Great Barrington, MA – Public radio listeners will be able to put a face with at least two well-known voices at the first annual Berkshire International Film Festival in May. The festival will host the New England premiere of a Prairie Home Companion. With more, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Utica, NY – UTICA, NEW YORK'S TIMOTHY JULIAN IS BACK IN THE COMMUNITY CORNER. TODAY HE AND ALAN FINISH THEIR DISCUSSION ON THE MEDICAID SALES TAX, AND THEN TAKE A LOOK AT THE CITY'S OVERTIME GRANTS.
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Pittsfield, MA – Pittsfield, Massachusetts is joining the ranks of several other Berkshire County communities with its decision to draft a Master Plan to help shape the city in the midst of a revitalization. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
St. Albans, VT – At least one Vermont newspaper has taken initial steps to cancel its membership with the Associated Press. The publisher of the St. Albans Messenger says the national and international news organization has been too tight-lipped over the termination of its highly respected Vermont Bureau Chief, and questions whether he, or his readers, can trust the AP any longer. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Albany, NY – In one of a series of policy addresses, New York Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Eliot Spitzer called for the shutdown of the Indian Point Nuclear Power complex, and blasted the environmental record of the Bush Administration. The speech took place Wednesday, March 29 at WAMC's Linda Norris Auditorium in Albany.
Great Barrington, MA – The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled out-of-state gay couples can't marry there if their home state has outlawed gay marriage. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports on the reaction: