Great Barrington, Ma – Community leaders in south Berkshire County gathered to discuss economic development for the region. The focus points for the conference were technology, small businesses and education. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports .
Pittsfield, MA – Groups across the country gathered on Tax Day to protest government spending. The gatherings were called TEA Parties, an acronym for Taxed Enough Already. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on the TEA Party in Pittsfield .
Berkshire County – Berkshire Community College has been awarded a 200 thousand dollar grant to help displaced workers get ahead in the green economy. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the story
Pittsfield, MA – Pittsfield is now the home of a new baseball team, the Pittsfield American Defenders will be playing 22 games this year at historic Wahconah Park. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the story .
North Adams, Ma – The North Adams Schools District has decided to close down its middle school in order to mitigate a more than 1 million dollar gap in the education budget. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports .
Berkshire County – Spring is a time when upper level high school students across the nation are weighing their college options. One growing trend is early college, students around the country are getting the option to take college classes while in high school, while others are choosing to enroll in 4 year institutions at the age of 16. WAMC's Charlie Deitz reports on the new trend and how it could help the economy