Pittsfield, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray made the case for the administration's somewhat controversial proposal to alter the state's corporate tax code. Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo, has the details of those comments, made during the Governor's town hall style meeting in Pittsfield Monday night.
Boston, MA – After a lengthy review Massachusetts officials have decided to close one of the nine state forests to off -road vehicles. The forest that will be off limits to A-T-V's is in Northeastern Massachusetts. For this season the rules of off -roading will remain unchanged at four state forests in the Berkshires. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Burlington, VT – The Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Management Cooperative will hold a summit on sea lamprey control in Lake Champlain this Wednesday in Burlington. A primary focus of the conference is getting public input on control efforts. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Carrie Saldo – Documentary film maker Ken Burns' next project, The War, is set to air on PBS in the fall. Burns was in the Berkshires recently to show a sneak-peek of the film. But while at Simon's Rock College, he also sat down with students to discuss his work. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, was there and filed this report;
Albany, NY – (Airs: 4/06/07 and 4/07/07) The Legislative Gazette is a weekly program about New York State Government and politics. On this week's program: New York state has a new 121 billion dollar budget, state Republicans say they're satisfied with the budget but not the budget process, and we'll report on how healthcare fared in this year's budget process.
Albany, NY – (AIRS: 4/08/07 and 4/09/07) WAMC's Alan Chartock, Times Union Editor Rex Smith and Kingston Freeman Publisher Ira Fusfeld discuss your letters, a student who stole and burned newspapers so others wouldn't see his name in the blotter, and much more.
Buchanan, NY – Officials at the Indian Point Nuclear Power reactor north of New York City are investigating a transformer fire last Friday, and determining whether they can restart at low power. Regardless of their actions, the plant will be under greater scrutiny because this latest shutdown has lowered the plant's safety rating. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.