The Massachusetts Association of Realtors, which tracks monthly home sales data in the Commonwealth, recently announced that home sales are up over 26% from the same time last year, marking the eighth month in a row of year-over year increases.
President of the MAR Trisha McCarthy says there are a number of factors that point to why home sales in the past year are up in Massachusetts…
David Frazier is walking through the Robbins Garden, part of the Westside Community Garden Initiative in Pittsfield. The garden which hasn’t been planted for the season yet, is sprouting a few perennials like onions and carrots.
Frazier is chairman of the Westside Garden Community subcommittee. This garden, which was opened in 2007 on a city-owned lot, provides underserved Pittsfield residents with fresh produce in the summer months.
A former Springfield Massachusetts police officer will serve time behind bars for pummeling a man on the face with a flashlight after a traffic stop. The brutal assault was recorded by a passerby and the video posted to the internet, and was key evidence at the trial. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill was at Wednesday’s sentencing hearing in Chicopee District Court.
A former Springfield Massachusetts police officer has been ordered by a judge to serve 18 months in jail for pummeling a man on the face with a flashlight after a traffic stop. WAMC's Paul Tuthill reports…
Judge Maureen Walsh, said Jeffrey Asher had failed to uphold his oath to protect and serve all when in November, 2009, he assaulted Melvin Jones III, who sustained numerous broken bones and was left partially blind in one eye.
With high temperatures around 80 last week, and lows below freezing the next, the abrupt changes in weather could have lead to irreversible changes in the area’s agriculture.
The warm weather and little snowfall has shortened the maple sugaring season and set conditions right for brushfires. Frost has damaged fruit trees in this week’s return of overnight temperatures below freezing.
John Vittori, owner of Hilltop Orchards in Lenox, Massachusetts, has said that because of the mild spring his apple trees budded about 5 weeks ahead of schedule.
Connecticut utility regulators have given preliminary approval to a settlement with the state that would help clear the way for Northeast Utilities to purchase Massachusetts energy company NStar for $4.9 billion. WAMC's Tristan O'Neill reports...
The Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority said Monday it believes the deal is good for ratepayers. It expects to give final approval next week after allowing the parties time to raise any final issues.
HARTFORD, CT (WAMC) - Connecticut is receiving a federal grant that will allow the state to improve its solar capacity and lower some installation costs for homeowners and small businesses that put in rooftop solar power systems. WAMC's Lucas Willard reports...
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced the over 480,000 dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Energy on Thursday afternoon.
The funding, to be used by the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority and its partners, aims to improve both the permit process and connectivity with Connecticut utilities.
BRATTLEBORO, VT (WAMC) - Dozens of protesters were arrested in Brattleboro for trespassing on Entergy property during a demonstration against the continue operation of the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Reactor. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports...
Seven others were arrested after entering the headquarters of the plant's owner, Entergy Corp., in New Orleans.
Thursday marked the first day of the plant's operation after its initial 40-year operating license expired a day earlier.