Berkshire County – The Berkshire Job Summit, slated for next Friday, made headlines in the Berkshire Eagle today, not because the event deals with unemployment and economic development, but because of suspicions about the event's organizers. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has this report .
Massachusetts – The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has been holding a series of public input meetings to help steer the future of public forest management. Critics say the state is white-washing their efforts to preserve public forests from clear cutting, our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report :
Pittsfield, MA – Just 2 days after Pittsfield's mayor James Ruberto was sworn into his 3rd term, he hired former North Adams mayor John Barrett as a consultant to the city. On Tuesday night, Barrett presented a list of recommendations to the Pittsfield city council, Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports
Bennington, Vt – Vermont Congressman Peter Welch recently saw his "Pay-As-You-Go" legislation get the green light on Capitol Hill and in the White House. Congressman Welch did a swing through Southern Vermont last week where our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz spoke with him about fiscal responsibility, and how congressional democrats are trying to keep health care moving forward
Bennington, Vt – Vermont Congressman Peter Welch swung through Bennington this past Friday, on one of his stops, the democrat announced his endorsement of a bill that would help to fully fund state-run veterans homes. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report
Massachusetts – The Massachusetts senate passed a bill late last week that could allow for wind farms to be built on publicly owned lands. Now the legislation makes its way to the house where our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz says the bill may be dead on arrival
Western Massachusetts – A national study on hunger by the group "Feeding America" found that emergency food assistance is up across the country. Not surprisingly, food pantries in Western Massachusetts have seen a spike in usage. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports
Pittsfield, MA – After a tumultuous year, the city of Pittsfield is trying once again to bring professional baseball to their downtown park. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that the new team still doesn't have a name