West Springfield, MA – The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission has obtained federal grants to investigate abandoned properties for possible contamination and determine if the properties can be redeveloped.. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..
Housatonic, MA – While plant employees are reeling over the impending job loss at a Berkshire County paper mill set to close in May, the mill's parent company posted its year end report. And as Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, employees are trying to reconcile their loss against the company's reported 2006 $62.5 million gain;
Great Barrington, MA – General Electric's proposed plan for cleaning up PCBs from portions of the Housatonic River in the Berkshires, in Massachusetts and Litchfield County Connecticut is insufficient according to several environmentalists. General Electric is awaiting Environmental Protection Agency feedback before it can submit its final proposal for the river. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Great Barrington, MA – Beginning this Sunday, Day Light Saving time will be extended by four weeks - beginning three weeks earlier, and ending a week later. Besides its purported energy benefits, there are several other components to consider. In the third part of our Day Light Saving Time series, Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, takes a look at what that shift might mean for schools, administrators, parents, and students;
Pittsfield, MA – Pittsfield, Massachusetts has developed a survey officials there plan to use to help shape its continued arts and cultural development. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Montpelier, VT – A new report from the Women's Legislative Network of the National Conference of State Legislatures has found that Vermont has the largest percentage of women in its Legislature than any other state in the nation. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.