Springfield, MA – Some community leaders in Springfield, Massachusetts have some strong opinions about who should fill the soon to be vacant schools assistant superintendent position. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Lenox, MA – The names of the benefactors who made the $2.5 million acquisition of Edith Wharton's private library possible were announced during a ceremony celebrating the library's return Monday afternoon. First Lady Laura Bush, a guest at the event, addressed the crowd of 100 invited guests. More from, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Pittsfield, MA – The Berkshire Economic Development Corporation is spearheading two studies it says will create a blueprint for a new economic development strategy in the county. And as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports it is also expected to spur growth in the region;
Burlington, VT – Several states have followed California's lead and adopted that state's stringent auto emissions standards for automobiles. Those standards, stricter than the federal government's, are being challenged by the auto industry. One is currently being argued in Vermont. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Boston, MA – A big boost for very small research at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Governor Mitt Romney and Senator Edward Kennedy were on hand to announce a major grant for the flagship campus to study nanotechnology. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Montpelier, VT – The Vermont House may take up a bill designed to combat gasoline price gouging. The bill, which has passed the state Senate, is due for consideration Tuesday in the House Commerce Committee. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Boston, ma – Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney yesterday announced a contract to bring more abstinence education to the state's public schools. As you might expect, it's not without some controversy. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more.
Montpelier, VT – Vermont legislators are considering imposing a delay in the agriculture agency's proposed rule mandating that all places in the state that have livestock be listed on a state registry. The state's Agriculture Secretary says a delay could leave the state vulnerable to an outbreak of avian influenza or other animal disease. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.