Chesterfield, MA – The Hilltown Community Development Corporation in Western Massachusetts has launched a search for a new executive director. After four years at the helm of the only regional CDC in Massachusetts, Andrew Baker, recently resigned. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Baker about his decision to leave CDC and what is in the future for the organization and for Baker.....
Great Barrington, Ma – A Great Barrington based dance program for people with disabilities has been invited to perform in Washington DC this weekend. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that the group is the only one selected to represent New England
North Adams, Ma – The mayor of North Adams is calling this year's budget the product of a perfect storm, with reduced state aid, almost no cash reserves, and a 1 million dollar deficit to solve. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report
Lenox, Ma – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick used his time in the Berkshires this past Friday to host a reporters roundtable where he answered questions for the better part of an hour on topics ranging from the economy to health care to education. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there
Great Barrington, Ma – This week, the Railroad Street Youth Project in Great Barrington celebrates a decade of youth empowerment. The group started as a response to a drug and alcohol epidemic in Southern Berkshire County. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports
Pittsfield, MA – Massachusetts Congressman John Olver was at Berkshire Community College this morning speaking with students about how recently passed health care reform will also help students with their financial aid. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there
Great Barrington, Ma – The Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources says there are over 2,500 farms in the western part of the state, generating 140 million dollars in revenue every year. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports the agency predicts the agricultural industry will only grow in the next few years, and they're looking for ways to partner with local business chambers