Pittsfield, MA – Tuesday General Electric announced its development of a new plastic resin. GE Plastics is headquartered in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, spoke with officials about the development of the first new polymer technology in two decades
Hancock, MA – A ski resort in the Berkshires plans to generate 40 percent of its energy needs independently. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report on a wind turbine slated to be up and running at Jiminy Peak in June;
Boston, ma – Albany and Boston are among ten cities selected for a new citizenship exam pilot program. As Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports, the new test focuses more on American values than trivia.
Boston, ma – Lawmakers in Massachusetts recessed yesterday without taking a stand on a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Massachusetts is currently the only state in the nation to allow gay marriage. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Montpelier, VT – Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy has been a staunch critic of the Department of Homeland Security's proposal for a passport or some sort of secure ID requirement to cross the Canadian border. With the shift in power in Congress, the Democrat says he will be in a position to block implementation of the passport plan. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – Pittsfield, Massachusetts is developing a Strategic Cultural Plan to determine the best way to support the many artists are arts related organizations cropping up there. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has this report;
Boston, MA – With just five days to go before Massachusetts voters choose their next governor, today we're going to take a look at Kerry Healey, the current Lieutenant Governor, and Republican candidate. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has our story.
Lanesborough, MA – The three access roads to the highest peak in Massachusetts will be closed to the public starting in April 2007. Department of Conservation and Recreation officials said the closure is part of its $21.3 million overhaul of the Mount Greylock State Reservation Historic Parkway. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has more;
North Adams, MA – The work of Sol LeWitt, an artist considered one of the most influential of our time will help the country's largest contemporary art museum establish its first long-term exhibition. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the story of this project, which includes a major expansion project slated for the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art;
Great Barrington, MA – A Berkshire County college is the second in the nation to forge a partnership with one of world's oldest universities - Lincoln College of Oxford. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;