Western Massachusetts – A national study on hunger by the group "Feeding America" found that emergency food assistance is up across the country. Not surprisingly, food pantries in Western Massachusetts have seen a spike in usage. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports
Pittsfield, MA – After a tumultuous year, the city of Pittsfield is trying once again to bring professional baseball to their downtown park. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that the new team still doesn't have a name
Pittsfield, MA – High school students in Berkshire County have the perception that there are no good jobs in the area, that's the result of a two year study done by the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce. Friday the Chamber launched a new program to change that perception, our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports .
Berkshire County – Berkshire County's unemployment rate hit a 15 year high after December's numbers came in. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that there are still positive signs in spite of the 8.8 percent unemployment rate .
Massachusetts – The ongoing process of delivering high-speed internet to Western Massachusetts took a blow this week, as a 100 million dollar application to the federal government was rejected. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the story
Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Community College is looking to install over 1800 solar panels this year, making it the largest solar array on any college campus in Massachusetts. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the details
Pittsfield, MA – A new agreement struck between Berkshire county's two public higher education institutions, will allow a seamless transfer for biotech students to roll from community college into a 4 year program. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report
Becket, MA – The Jacob's Pillow Dance Company, in Becket, Massachusetts, has announced the lineup for their 78th season, which includes international dance companies, and over 200 free offerings. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz sat down with the Pillow's Executive Director Ella Baff to discuss the upcoming festival
Berkshire County – Sex scandals, decreasing attendance and church closings; these are the issues facing the Catholic Community through out the nation, and in Berkshire County. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has spent the last 4 weeks exploring how Catholics in his region are coping with these challenges, and how they plan to move forward
Springfield, MA – A puppy who frequently ran away from home and wound up in a shelter has been adopted by the fire department in Springfield Massachusetts.. After some training, the dog will be used to help teach fire safety to children....WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...