The Vermont Agency of Transportation has released a list of more than 50 road, bridge and rail projects that could be delayed because the federal money relied on for those projects might not be available.
Mass. State Sen. Ben Downing, right, speaking at the Massachusetts Broadband Institute conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Pittsfield Monday. Seated from left to right, MBI Deputy Dir. Ben Dobbs, Axia VP of sales & services Phil Roberts and Berkshire Health Systems CIO Bill Young.
Representatives from the Massachusetts Broadband Institute were in Pittsfield Monday morning to update area leaders on the expansion of fiber-optic internet to the westernmost reaches of the Commonwealth.
There is going to be another change in top management of public safety in the second- largest city in western Massachusetts.
Chicopee Mayor Richard Kos Monday announced the planned retirement of Fire Chief Stephen Burkott, which is expected within a year. Burkott, 62, has been on the Chicopee Fire Dept. 41 years, the last dozen as chief.
" It truly was, or is, the best job in the world," said Burkott.
Massachusetts will get an almost $47 million share of the $ 7 billion settlement over Citigroup’s mortgage-backed securities activities.
Malcolm Chu, an organizer with Springfield No One Leaves—a group that fights foreclosure related evictions – said the settlement needs to be independently monitored to assure that help gets to people in need of loan modifications in order to stay in their homes.
A director has been hired for the University of Massachusetts’ first satellite campus in Springfield. City native and UMass graduate William Davila was named director of operations for the UMass Center at Springfield. Classes are scheduled to start Sept. 2nd at the new campus in a downtown office tower. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Davila
A Vermont surgeon who was shocked by police with a stun gun after smashing out his former girlfriend's car headlights with an ax has settled the case by pleading guilty to a charge of resisting arrest.
Boaters and swimmers can take comfort in knowing the Connecticut River is cleaner than it has been in years. The Connecticut River Watershed Council monitors river contamination using volunteers who take samples at designated locations on the river. WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the council’s executive director Andrew Fisk.
Computer problems with Connecticut's health care exchange have led to some customers being dropped by their insurance carriers.
Access Health CT chief executive Kevin Counihan says the computer system problems may have affected about 5,800 customers who enrolled for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
He says the problem led to discrepancies in how much customers were told they owed, and how much the insurance carriers were expecting to receive. That led to some cancellations for insufficient payments.