Vermont's effort to move toward universal recycling has seen legislative success, but waste transfer station officials say they haven't seen many residents take advantage of new food scrap disposal units.
There is widespread condemnation by elected officials in Springfield, Massachusetts over a social media post, attributed to a city cop, which mocked the dead and injured among the counter-protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The director of the Norman Rockwell Museum is defending the Berkshire Museum’s board of trustees – despite coming out against that museum’s plan to sell two Rockwell works to fund an expansion and endowment plan.
Artists and educators have been protesting the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts today. They are trying to halt the auction of 40 objects in the collection to pay for an overhaul of the museum and an endowment fund. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with protestor Ed Pelkey about the group’s criticism of the Berkshire Museum.
The Massachusetts Attorney General's office says the leaders of the shuttered North Adams Regional Hospital will not face penalties for failing to provide adequate public notice of their plan to close the facility in 2014. The call to reestablish a full-service hospital in North County have continued.
Settling into its new home at Saint James Place in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, the Berkshire Playwrights Lab is celebrating a decade of original plays. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen sat down with Co-Artistic Director Joe Cacaci and James Anthony Tyler. Tyler is the playwright of “Some Old Black Man”– the group’s first full production at Saint James Place. Tyler explains what it’s all about.
Just announced federal grants for a series of development projects for the economically challenged area along the U.S.-Canadian border in northern New England could be the last unless Congress funds next year's program over the objection of the Trump Administration.
After 12 years, IS183 Art School of the Berkshires Executive Director Hope Sullivan is stepping down. Her last day on the job is Friday. She’ll be moving north to head the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center Foundation in Stowe, Vermont. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen sat down with Sullivan and Lucie Castaldo, Sullivan’s former student who’s now interim director.
The non-profit Berkshire Children and Families has provided Western Massachusetts residents with adoption and family services for 130 years. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief JD Allen spoke with the group’s new president and CEO, Colleen White Holmes, about her first week on the job.