WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Rosalynn Frederick, a teacher from Great Barrington, Massachusetts, who is planning to run from California to New York in order to raise money for a fund that will allow middle and high school students to travel outside the country.
Federal health regulators say a genetically engineered salmon that grows twice as fast as normal salmon is unlikely to harm the environment, clearing the way for the first approval of a genetically engineered animal for human consumption.
The Food and Drug Administration has released its environmental assessment of the AquaAdvantage salmon, a faster-growing fish which has been subject to a contentious, yearslong debate at the agency. The document concludes that the fish is unlikely to harm the environment, including natural salmon.
After a housing authority in Southern Vermont failed to pass an inspection by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development earlier this year, the agency must now submit a corrective plan to federal authorities to address its inadequacies. WAMC’s Lucas Willard reports…
The Bennington Housing Authority was initially notified by mail this month that it was designated as “substandard”, and now has until December 30th to submit a corrective plan to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development Region 1.
Massachusetts Treasurer Steve Grossman has directed the state pension fund to review any investments in gun companies in response to the killings last week of 20 children and six adults in a Connecticut elementary school.
Connecticut's chief medical examiner says he's seeking genetic clues to help explain why a shooter killed 20 children and six adults in a Newtown elementary school.
Dr. H. Wayne Carver tells The Hartford Courant that he wants to know if there is any identifiable disease associated with the behavior of the shooter, Adam Lanza. He is working with the University of Connecticut department of genetics.
The Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington will receive stricter state oversight, following a controversy earlier this year that nearly cost the home millions in federal funding. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…
School superintendents in Western Massachusetts worked in their districts to welcome students back in their first day of school since the deadly attacks at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut, and some are calling for a review of school security. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has more…
Superintendent of Pittsfield Public Schools Dr. Gordon Noseworthy said that for students returning to their classes this morning, their first full school day after the events in Newtown, CT; it was another day at school.
The mass-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut is sparking more conversation about public safety, treatment of mental illness, and gun control, and the argument remains how state and federal will governments approach the issue.
John Rosenthal is Founder and Chairman of Newton, Massachusetts-based Stop Handgun Violence. He says that the common thread between the crimes in Newtown and others in recent history remains unregulated access to weapons.