Massachusetts – National health care reform duplicates a lot of the programs that Massachusetts already has in place since they went through their own health reform back in 2006. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that there are still some areas of improvement for the Commonwealth, and national reform helps to close the gap
Springfield, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick talked about jobs and economic development at a series of events in Western Massachusetts Friday... Continued high unemployment in Massachusetts is threatening to open a budget gap in the state program that provides health insurance to low income residents....WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Pittsfield, MA – The Berkshire STEM Pipeline is a countywide partnership to engage students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. This week the pipeline got a feather in its cap when a local biotech firm decided to launch a summer training program at Berkshire Community College, our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the story
Massachusetts – As lawmakers in Massachusetts work to control health care costs, the issue has taken center stage in the gubernatorial contest. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that the three major candidates are locking in their positions and taking aim
Western Massachusetts – This week, a broadband expansion project on the Massachusetts Cape was approved for federal stimulus funding. This news comes shortly after a project in Western Mass was rejected, leaving lawmakers and advocates scrambling to submit another application for what's left over. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports .
Berkshire County – The Obama White House is recommending a series of cuts to the National Park Service for the upcoming fiscal year. If passed in the house, the cuts could mean mixed results for Berkshire County and the surrounding areas. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz explains
Berkshire County – A Berkshire man is on a mission to collect interviews with every veteran in the county to make sure that their sacrifice is recognized, and that their story lives on. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports
:Berkshire Veterans who would like to offer their story: Bob Stevens: 413-637-0793
Massachusetts – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick wants to put a cap on health insurance increases but industry executives say they're not to blame for the problem. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports
Pittsfield, MA – As the federal government conducts its first mass mailing for the 2010 census, Berkshire County officials are pushing to make sure every head is counted. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report