North Adams, MA – In an age when everything from music files to personal phone books are digitized it might come as a surprise that most patient's medical records are not. But Northern Berkshire Healthcare, the parent company of North Adams Regional Hospital is involved in what could be a groundbreaking pilot program in the medical industry. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Northampton, ma – Students at two western Massachusetts colleges this year will have the ability to rent a car right on campus, for as little as one hour. The schools hope the program will relieve congestion and make life easier for students without cars. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Brattleboro, VT – Retreat Healthcare, the psychiatric hospital in Southern Vermont, formerly known as the Brattleboro Retreat, is making some changes and budget cuts to try and turn its finances around. More from Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.
Pittsfield, MA – Pittsfield, Massachusetts will welcome back native Stephanie Wilson on September 12. Wilson, the second African American woman in space, returned from the 13-day Space Shuttle Discovery mission July 17. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details of the celebration;
Montpelier, VT – A group of business organizations in Vermont have formed a political action committee to work for legislative candidates that support less regulation and lower taxes. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Amherst, MA – The University of Massachusetts Amherst cut the ribbon today on its first new student housing in 35 years. The project relieves a residential space crunch on campus. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Pittsfield, MA – The final months of the Colonial Theatre restoration effort has drawn people from various walks of life... from politicians on the campaign trail to curious patrons and many others. Yesterday was no exception for the reborn Pittsfield theater when Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin paid a visit. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo has the details
North Adams, MA – Two hospitals in the Berkshires have received grants to help combat the rate of smoking among pregnant women in the county - A rate that is more than five times the state average in some instances. Carrie Saldo, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief has more;
Great Barrington, MA – Monday afternoon in Great Barrington, Massachusetts more than 70 people gathered outside the town hall, the former site of the Great Barrington court house, where on this day 225 years ago the slave Elizabeth Freeman, better known as Mum Bett, successfully sued for her freedom. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, attended a ceremony commemorating the event and has this report;