Berkshires – The ball has dropped, and a new year is upon us. Many people see this time of the year as a time to embark on new endeavors, or quit bad habits. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz surveyed some people who have been in the news recently to see what their resolutions are for 2009
Berkshires – The United Way Organization helps to raise funds for non-profits all across the country. Recent changes to their model of giving could have some groups seeing cuts to their funding. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on how those changes are affecting some local chapters
Berkshire County – BERKSHIRE COUNTY SHERIFF CARMEN MASSIMIANO, JR., OFFICIALLY MARKED 30 YEARS IN OFFICE ON DECEMBER 27, 2008. IN DOING SO, HE OFFICIALLY BECAME THE LONGEST SERVING SHERIFF IN THE HISTORY OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY. HE SPOKE WITH OUR BERKSHIRE BUREAU CHIEF CHARLIE DEITZ ABOUT SOME OF HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS OVER THE YEARS
Adams, MA – Saint Stanislaus Catholic Church in Adams, Massachusetts held its final mass Sunday afternoon. The Diocese of Springfield is asking the congregation to join with two other local parishes to form one parish that will meet in another local church beginning on the new year. Some parishioners are staging a vigil to protest the closing of St Stanislaus, by staying in the building day and night.
Downtown Great Barrington – The holiday shopping season is winding down and retailers are hoping for a strong finish. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief gives us a look at several Great Barrington retailers and how they are faring this year
Williamstown, MA – The Ethics Bowl is a new twist on the traditional debate format where undergraduates are asked to respond to ethical dilemmas presented by real life cases. This year, Williams College won the Northeast Regional Competition and are on their way to Cincinatti for the National Competition in March. WAMC's Berkshire Burea Chief Charlie Deitz reports
Berkshires – Snowshoeing is an activity that goes all the way back to the ice age, and it's seeing a rise in interest over the last few years. Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that WAMC's listening area is one of the hottest spots for this winter sport