Boston, MA – Governor Deval Patrick's fiscal 2008 budget was released on Beacon Hill Wednesday afternoon. Patrick has touted education funding as one of his top priorities for the Commonwealth. Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo, has this report on what local officials are saying;
Manchester Center, VT – The state of Vermont and the US Forest Service are both beginning a permitting process for a plan to build up to 24 windmills in the Green Mountain National Forest. If approved, the Deerfield Wind project would be the first wind turbines in the nation sited on national forest land. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Williamstown, MA – Some hunters in Berkshire County contend there is an increase in the coyote population, which in turn are preying on an uncharacteristic number of deer population. But, Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports the state department of fish and wildlife disagrees;
Boston, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has filed his first proposed state budget with the Massachusetts Legislature. It totals 26 point 7 Billion dollars..a four percent increase over the current state budget. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has details.....
Washington, DC – Vermont Governor Jim Douglas is in Washington DC attending the annual meeting of the National Governors' Association. He was on C-Span's Washington Journal Tuesday morning discussing health care reform initiatives. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Amherst, MA – The University of Massachusetts Police have charged more people in connection with the December 15th riot at the Amherst Campus...Details from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill....
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;