According to a new report released by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, 1/3 of high school graduates in the Commonwealth are not prepared for college level work. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…
A conference is being held Saturday focusing on the role doctors can play in improving health care quality and affordability
Physicians from across Vermont will gather Saturday for the “Making Vermont a High Performance Health System” conference. The meeting will look at physicians’ roles in reducing costs and streamlining health care systems. Vermont Medical Society Education and Research Foundation Director Dr. Cy Jordan says health care has become much more complex.
The city of Springfield Massachusetts, Friday, launched a formal casino selection process and set an early October deadline for casino operators to make their intentions known. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Casino operators that want to build in Springfield have until October 10 to file an initial proposal with the city. After a preliminary review, city officials will determine by November 1st which projects will advance to a more rigorous evaluation that will eventually culminate in a voter referendum on casino gambling in Springfield.
A top official in the southern Vermont town of Dummerston says he's less worried now that he's learned more about preparations for an emergency at the Vermont Yankee nuclear plant.
The Brattleboro Reformer reports that Select Board member Tom Bodett had told a panel of state officials earlier this month that the emergency evacuation plan for the area around Vermont Yankee was something "no one really believes in."
The state of Vermont is considering construction of a temporary, seven-bed secure psychiatric facility on state property in Middlesex, to remain in place while a permanent new psychiatric hospital is built in Berlin.
State officials had been looking for locations for such a facility in central Vermont, and had been eyeing a site in Waterbury, but had not been successful in working out an agreement.