Lenox, MA – Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, is well-known for its productions of the Elizabethan playwright's works. But the company is also dedicated to fostering a better understanding of that work among youth. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report on one way it seeks to accomplish that;
Boston, MA – Boston's Big Dig continues to be a big headache for the city as well as motorists statewide trying to get to Logan International Airport. As embattled Turnpike chairman Matt Amorello fights to keep his job, inspectors have found yet more loose bolts in the tunnel's ceiling panels. An update now from Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.
Kingston, NY – Folk music legend and Hudson River activist Pete Seeger is close to seeing his idea for a swimming pool in the Hudson come true. This weekend is the third-annual Hudson River Swim to support the effort in the Beacon area. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor has more.
Albany, NY – It doesn't seem like it's been that long since Lady Diana waltzed down the aisle to marry her Prince Charles. But believe it or not, it will be 25 years this week. Essayist Judy Polan reflects on the subtle innocence of those magical days.
Judy Polan, the musician formerly known as "New England's Folk-Glitter Queen," is an award-winning writer who will soon be writing for Berkshire Living magazine. Feel free to contact her at judypolan.com
Lake George, NY – On Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board - the NTSB - will meet to consider the final report over the boating accident last October on Lake George that killed twenty people. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has a preview.
Pittsfield, MA – With a little over a month left before its grand re-opening, officials of Pittsfield, Massachusetts' historic Colonial Theatre are in line to get $300,000 in federal funds to help it wrap up its nearly $22 million restoration project. Carrie Saldo, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, has more;
Albany, NY – (AIRS: 7/23/06 and 7/24/06)WAMC's ALan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Daily Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss President Bush caught on mic saying a bad word and whether the media should publish it, the New York Times reduces its size, the Wall Street Journal will put ads on its front page, and much more.
Kingston, NY – As New York City commuters move to the end of the Metro North line to commute from Dutchess County to the city, Poughkeepsie's suburbs are booming. The town of LaGrange is seeing an influx of building. WAMC's Julia Taylor has this report.
Kingston, NY – Two mining companies have applied to open new mines in the town of Nassau in Rensselaer County. In response, the town has passed a zoning law that prohibits hard-rock mining. WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Julia Taylor has more.
Amherst, ma – Some state workers in Massachusetts may see some extra money coming their way soon if the last part of a retroactive raise is approved before lawmakers head home next week. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff now with more.