Massachusetts – The Massachusetts House released a budget last week that cuts funding to the Quinn Bill by fifty percent. The Quinn Bill is a program that gives police officers financial incentives to continue their education. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report .
Pittsfield, MA – In response to a spike in violence and gang activity in Pittsfield, high school students organized a peace walk through the downtown area Wednesday afternoon. WAMC's Charlie Deitz was there
Great Barrington, Ma – The town of Great Barrington held its Annual Town Meeting this week. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports the forecasted budget managed to retain level funding and avoid layoffs
Berkshire County – Polina Vlasenko is a Research Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research in great Barrington. She recently spoke with Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz about several indicators they are watching in the American economy, they started out talking about unemployment .
Pittsfield, MA – The Hospice Foundation of America hosted its 16th annual "Living With Grief Teleconference" Wednesday afternoon, this year's event focused on bringing more diversity into the hospice industry. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz attended the teleconference in Pittsfield
Pittsfield, MA – The city of Pittsfield is switching its health care provider to the Group Insurance Commission, the same company that insures state employees. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that over 2500 people will be switching their coverage in the next 2 weeks
Housatonic, Ma – The Ramsdell Library in Housatonic, Massachusetts may need up to 2 million dollars in repairs. A remark made by elected officials about possibly closing the library has sparked a community initiative to keep the library open. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report
Berkshire County – During his campaign, President Obama made several references to a national call to service. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on the progress that's been made so far