Pittsfield, MA – Less than a week after market speculation that General Electric Plastics was soliciting bids from private equity firms -a claim company officials would neither confirm or deny - plastics officials announced today that the company, headquartered in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is on the market. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the story;
Great Barrington, MA – Massachusetts is the seventh state to sign onto the nation's first multi-state program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which contribute to global warming. The agreement had been rejected by former Governor Mitt Romney. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Montpelier, VT – The Conservation Law Foundation has issued a report that is sharply critical of the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources' enforcement record. But critics of the CLF say they analyzed data sets, and did not assess the facts of each case. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
North Adams, MA – The largest healthcare organization in Northern Berkshire County has released its fiscal 2006 financial data. And as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, Northern Berkshire Healthcare reports a marked improvement from just one year ago;
Sheffield, VT – UPC Vermont Wind has revised its plan for a wind farm in the Sheffield-Sutton area. The new plan will move all the turbines into the municipality that appears to support the project, and out of the town that voted against it. But opponents to the turbines say they'll still fight the proposal. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
North Adams, MA – Massachusetts' first female Attorney General, a North Adams native, took the oath of office today. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has this report on Attorney General Martha Coakley;
Adams, MA – The town of Adams, Massachusetts is extending the bidding deadline for firms seeking the contract for engineering and design work associated with the proposed $44 million Greylock Glen development. The details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Washington, D.C. – The most comprehensive bill addressing measures for, and significant reductions in, the pollutants causing global warming was introduced in the U-S Senate Tuesday afternoon. The measure, originally introduced by retired Vermont Senator Jim Jeffords, was re-introduced by his successor. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Adams, MA – The newest owner of the birthplace of women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony hopes to begin re-purposing the Adams, Massachusetts home within two years. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Plattsburgh, NY – The winter snowfall the region is experiencing has been long awaited by ski areas and winter enthusiasts. But the quality, timing and volume of the snow is being greeted with somewhat muted enthusiasm. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.