Lee, Ma – This past weekend, Country Curtains in the Berkshires unveiled the largest solar installation in South County. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports the new solar panels will replace 20 percent of the company's reliance on the grid
Lenox, Ma – Massachusetts' Senate President Therese Murray was in Lenox this past Friday to look at Hillcrest Educational Center's residential treatment program for at-risk youths. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports the program remains viable in spite of major reductions in state support.
South Hadley, MA – Trustees at Mount Holyoke College earlier this month announced that Lynn Pasquerella has been selected to become the 18th president of the women's college in South Hadley Massachusetts. Pasquerella graduated from Mount Holyoke in 1980. She is currently provost at the University of Hartford. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Pasquerella....
Pittsfield, MA – Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray visited Berkshire Medical Center Thursday evening to see the award winning heart failure treatment program they've been conducting. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz says the hospital is actually losing money on the program, and they hope lawmakers in Boston can help change that
Massachusetts – In honor of Veterans Day, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill that will enhance state benefits to soldiers and their families. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report
Berkshire County – The first youth suicide prevention coalition in Berkshire County is being established in response to a disproportionate amount of suicides in the region. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report
New England – Last week, President Obama selected Curt Spalding as the new Administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency's Region One. Region One encompasses Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Spalding started on Friday and our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz had a chance to speak with him on his first day on the job
Berkshire County – Lead: Mental Health programs in Massachusetts have taken some of the hardest hits as the state works out its budget deficit. In the last year over 80 million dollars got pulled from state mental health providers. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that there may be more cuts on the way, but a new program in Berkshire County is offering more effective treatment at a cheaper price