Great Barrington, MA – In Massachusetts, Great Barrington officials will conduct a market study of a brownfields site. The town has received a modest grant to begin studying the property which it hopes to remediate and develop. And as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, some see the site as the future location of more than 200 jobs;
Adams, MA – In Massachusetts, state environmental officials and Adams town officials have taken what is considered the first significant step toward development of a portion of the Greylock Glen. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the latest on the proposed $44 million project;
Pittsfield, MA – The Housatonic River Initiative hosted a day-long symposium on PCB destructive technologies in Pittsfield, Massachusetts late last month. The environmental advocacy group is urging state and federal regulators as well as General Electric to use PCB destructive technologies in the city where there is an on-going PCB clean-up. But, as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of this means of PCB treatment;
Pittsfield, MA – The members of the Creative Economy and Economic Development Community working group held a joint meeting in Pittsfield, Massachusetts yesterday afternoon. Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo, has this report on the input the group received and intends to compile in a report to Governor Elect Deval Patrick;
Bennington, VT – A Vermont Health Department report has found that workers at the Vermont state office building in Bennington had eight times more cases of a rare inflammatory disease than other workers in the town. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Burlington, VT – Last year, Burlington, Vermont's mayor created a special advisory committee composed of city residents to help develop the city budget. As the budget for the next fiscal year looms, the Mayor hopes to entice more citizens to directly participate in crafting the budget. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more
North Adams, MA – The North Adams, Massachusetts-based Center for Creative Community Development began its work about two years ago by studying the economic impact the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art had on that city. Now the center has been awarded a grant to study 16 other museums nationwide. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Pittsfield, MA – It is estimated that up to half of the 2,200 vacant jobs in Berkshire County are in the industrial manufacturing sector. And Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report on a partnership between local businesses and two educational institutions designed to help fill in that gap;