Burlington, VT – The state of Vermont has recieved a grant from the EPA of just under a half-million dollars to study benzene concentrations in the air around Burlington. The 18-month study will try to determine why the air in Vermont's most populous area, Chittenden County, has high concentrations of the cancer-causing chemical. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – A Washington, D.C. based investment firm has announced a more than $3 million partnership with a fledgling Berkshire County company. And as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports the investment is expected to have implications for not only Workshop Live, but the county as well;
Springfield, MA – A not-for-profit hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts has agreed to help the financially troubled city out with a contribution. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has a report.
Boston, MA – A Massachusetts statehouse committee is recommending that the statute of limitations on childhood sexual abuse cases be extended by 10 years. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has our report.
Boston, MA – Massachusetts is gearing up for its own fight over gay marriage. While it's the only state where it's legal, a coalition is trying to ban gay marriages with a constitutional amendment. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has that story.
Burlington, VT – New statistics show that housing costs in the Burlington, Vermont area are some of the most expensive in the country. The data shows that the cost for housing in Burlington is 19 percent higher than the national average while in surrounding suburbs, it's 44 percent higher. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
North Adams, MA – One of the largest grants ever awarded by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative has gone to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams. With more, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Pittsfield, MA – After a three day delay Pittsfield, Massachusetts native Stephanie Wilson is in space with six other astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports on Wilson's life before she became a mission specialist with NASA;
Burlington, VT – The National Weather Service in Burlington, Vermont says Lake Champlain has hit record high water levels for more than a week. Marinas, boaters and others who rely on the lake are trying to go with the flow and adjust how they deal with things when it comes to the high waters. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.