Barre, VT – The mayor of a small city in Vermont wants the state to consider a death penalty law for convicted crack and heroin dealers. He also wants the legislature to legalize marijuana. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – A recently released report that studied 11 former manufacturing Mecca's in Massachusetts contends that mill cities continue are continuing to lose ground. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has details of the findings for portions of Western Massachusetts and what might be done to remedy this trend.
Pittsfield, MA – A technology company that serves parts of the Pioneer Valley and the Berkshires has developed a pilot-program it says will help address the areas broadband needs. And as Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, it is looking for applicants;
Boston, MA – Who should pay for credit card data thefts, such as the recent massive breach affecting customers of TJ Maxx and Marshall's stores? Legislation filed in the Massachusetts Legislature would make retailers financially liable...The story from Pioneer Valley News Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill...
Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Department of Correction has released a corrective action plan for addressing its suicide rate, a rate that was several times last year's national average. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Springfield, MA – The City of Springfield Massachusetts is poised to join a growing list of communities that ban smoking in American Legion halls and other private clubs. WAMC's Pioneer Valley News Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.
Montpelier, VT – The Vermont House Human Services Committee will begin hearing testimony Friday on the Patient Choice and Control at End of Life Act . It's also referred to as the Death with Dignity or Physician-assisted Suicide Act. It's been before the legislature for five years, but advocates believe there is momentum for passage this session. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Great Barrington, MA – For the second year in a row, law makers on Beacon Hill could be asked to decide whether children should required to wear helmets while skiing and sledding. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, filed this report;