Amherst, MA – In a show of support for affordable housing in western Massachusetts, a private school for 3 to 12 year olds in Amherst, is offering a house for free. But there are conditions! WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff explains.
South Burlington, VT – Giant retailer Lowe's Home Centers and the Conservation Law Foundation have reached an agreement over their years-long litigation over stormwater runoff from a proposed home improvement center in South Burlington. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Washington, DC – An environmental group is threatening to sue the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing the federal agency of failing to protect beach-goers from contaminated water. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has our report.
Springfield, Ma – The personal records of at least 26 million U.S. Veterans' have been compromised and that has Massachusetts veterans concerned. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more.
Pittsfield, MA – While debate continues on whether Massachusetts and the rest of the Northeast Region is in the midst of a nursing shortage, it is clear there are far more would-be nursing students than there are programs of study for them. However, Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, spoke with partners in a new collaboration seeking to alter that;
Pittsfield, MA – Students from six Berkshire County middle schools are learning how to help make their schools "No Place for Hate" with the help of a Pittsfield-based cultural diversity organization. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, attended the day-long conference Monday morning;
Burlington, VT – The University of Vermont recently banned alcohol in its dorms, even for students over 21. A Burlington, Vermont city councillor considered putting forth a resolution tonight chastizing the University for not considering the effects on the city. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Boston, MA – A contentions health care bill is making its way to the floor of the Massachusetts House of Representatives tomorrow. The nurses' union wants limits on the number of hospital patients under an individual nurse's care at any one time. The hospitals say it's dangerous and arbitrary to define a nurse to patient ratio for all nurses.
WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.