Massachusetts – The state of Massachusetts will be providing grant money to over 100 towns in order to help them become certified as "Green Communities". Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report
North Adams, Ma – Eight years ago, the Goodrich family lost their son Peter on Flight 175, which hit the second tower. The Berkshire family has since taken to advocating for victims' rights and working to help the citizens of Afghanistan. Their journey has even led them to build a school for girls in one of Afghanistan's most dangerous provinces. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on the Goodrich's, eight years later .
Boston – Before attending President Obama's address to congress last night (Wednesday), Senator John Kerry was in Boston to testify in favor of an interim appointment to fill the vacant Massachusetts Senate seat. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the review
Massachusetts – Public school districts through out Massachusetts were hit hard by cuts at the state level. Many of those cuts were softened by federal stimulus money which is set to run out after 2011. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz takes a look at the state's new funding structure, and what it could mean for the future of public schools
North Adams, Ma – Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts houses a student run program that focuses on volunteerism, community engagement and academic success. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on the LEAD academy now in its 5th year
Massachusetts – Massachusetts is the first state in the union to form a state wide creative economy council, a group that seeks to protect and advocate for people in the industry. The council compiled its first report, released Thursday, on the state's creative economy, and made some recommendations for the future. Charlie Deitz has the details
Massachusetts – MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL AND BERKSHIRE NATIVE, MARTHA COAKLEY, HAS MADE IT OFFICIAL. SHE IS THE FIRST CANDIDATE TO GO PUBLIC ABOUT HER INTENTIONS TO RUN FOR THE VACANT SENATE SEAT, PREVIOUSLY HELD BY SENATOR KENNEDY. COAKLEY MADE HER FORMAL ANNOUNCEMENT THURSDAY MORNING, AND SHORTLY AFTER SPOKE WITH OUR BERKSHIRE BUREAU CHIEF CHARLIE DEITZ ABOUT HER ASPIRATIONS .
Massachusetts – The Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts says the state is neglecting its duty to provide affordable education to residents. The group claims that Massachusetts is among the lowest when it comes to spending on higher education. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports
Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Medical Center has announced its second round of layoffs in three months, putting 65 more people out of work. State funding cuts and reduced revenues have been forcing hospitals around the region to make some hard choices. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz explores the issue .