Great Barrington, MA – Three towns in Berkshire County have resolutions on their town meeting warrants asking state and federal government officials to hault the use of genetically modified seeds. And as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, the efforts have already been approved in three other communities;
Pittsfield, MA – Pittsfield is among the communities that Massachusetts is helping redevelop its river fronts. And now, the city is calling on the community to help it draft a plan for the revitalization of the West branch of the Housatonic River. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details of that effort;
Holyoke, MA – The Massachusetts Transportation Finance Commission is looking for suggestions on how to close a huge funding gap for road, bridge and rail projects in Massachusetts. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire County district attorney David Capeless is urging the legislature to pass a law prohibiting the sale of so-called murderabilia in Massachusetts. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports
And our thanks to WAMC's David Guistina for contributing to this report.
Boston,MA – A recently released report says there has been a dramatic reversal in the Massachusetts economy. Analysts with the Donahue Insitute at Umass Boston say the state's economy grew in the first quarter at nearly four times the national growth rate. But, Western Massachusetts continues to lag. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Pittsfield, MA – The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative has awarded more than $100,000 in feasibility study grants to three different renewable energy projects proposed in the Berkshires. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the story;
Lowell, MA – A research laboratory that works to raise awareness about toxic chemicals that people may come into contact with every day is accepting grant proposals from communities across Massachusetts. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;
Holyoke, MA – A psychiatric hospital in Western Massachusetts is in dire financial shape and officials warn it will close unless there is a substantial increase in state funding. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Pittsfield, MA – With more than one wind turbine project proposed in the Berkshires, a local organization has organized two events to educate the public about the technology. The first event is tonight. And WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details on both happenings;
Wind Power 101: At Berkshire Community College's Koussevitzky Art Center. May 3, 7 p.m.