Albany, NY – The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact received final legislative approval on Monday and has been forwarded to Governor Spitzer for his signature. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – The Catholic Diocese of Springfield will close six of ten churches in Pittsfield, Massachusetts by July 1. And as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, the diocese expects to finalize plans for the remainder of the parishes in Western Massachusetts by this summer;
Hancock, MA – Berkshire Wind, an alternative energy project 10 years in the making, is under contract to be sold to the Massachusetts Municipal Wholesale Electric Company. There are questions about whether the purchase of the property will result in nullification of an existing legal challenge. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Albany, NY – Fewer and fewer radio stations play contemporary classical music - but the world is actually vibrant, and has become more and more open to women over the years. Case in point: The Grammys. The national music awards show has honored classical composers since 1961 - but a woman has never won the category of Best Classical Contemporary Composition.