Northampton, MA – Congressman Maurice Hinchey and Congressman Bernie Sanders are among the people scheduled to speak at a media reform conference that starts tomorrow. The conference is run by a small non-profit group in Northampton, Massachusetts. It will take place in St. Louis and can be watched live over the internet. An attorney and former assistant to Vice-President Dan Quayle says the conference is much ado about nothing. WAMC's Eesha Williams reports.
Pittsfield, MA – A Tony-nominated playhouse is working out a deal that would make Pittsfield, Massachusetts its home. Move that would be a major shot in the arm for a city attempting to make tourism a cornerstone of revitalization.
Peekskill, NY – The Nuclear Regulatory Commission says in 2004, the Indian Point reactors were operated safely . That from Brian McDermott, Chief of Projects Branch 2, who chaired the opening portion of the Annual Assessment Meeting in Peekskill, almost in the shadow of the twin domes. WAMC's Hank Gross reports.
Pittsfield, MA – The Board of Trustees for Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, Massachusetts voted Tuesday to oust its president of two years -- Bryan Blanchard. But, Blanchard and one member of the board are voicing criticizing the trustees for its decision.
Poughkeepsie, NY – The chairman of General Electric announced this week an initiative to develop environmental technologies, and with it, a multimedia advertising campaign, all under the title of "Ecomagination". Environmental groups in three northeastern states say they wish G-E would apply such "ecomagination" to the cleanup of P-C-Bs in the Housatonic and Hudson Rivers. More from WAMC's Allison Dunne.
Holyoke, MA – The mayor of Holyoke, Massachusetts is asking the city council to approve a $180 million contract with a multi-national corporation that wants to take over the city's sewer system. Critics of the plan are questioning the mayor's motives. The mayor insists he has only the best interests of the city in mind. WAMC's Pioneer Valley bureau chief Eesha Williams reports.