Boston, ma – The four candidates for Governor in Massachusetts were at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall last night for the second to last debate before election day. It was a feisty and sometimes tense debate. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has some highlights.
Boston, ma – The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority moved yesterday to eliminate all tolls on the 'Pike from exit 6 in Chicopee to the Boston area's Route 128 exit. Passenger car tolls from the New York state line to Chicopee were eliminated 10 years ago. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the details.
Brattleboro, VT – Entergy Nuclear has filed an appeal in response to complaints against the company's efforts to renew the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant's license. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – A Pittsfield based company that offers online music lessons has met targets imposed by the city in exchange for major tax breaks. Since relocating from northwestern Connecticut a year ago, Workshop Live reports it has met job growth goals two years ahead of time. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
West Stockbridge, MA – A once popular night spot in a quiet Berkshire County town is set to be auctioned off - no minimum, no reserve - in just over two weeks. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details of the Shaker Mill Tavern;
Pittsfield, MA – The candidates for the first Berkshire District senate seat met in Pittsfield last night in their first public debate. Discussion topics included the state's new health care legislation, education, and wind power. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Northampton, ma – An adult-video store chain called Capital Video wants to install a large store in the Pioneer Valley city of Northampton. Now the town is fighting back with a possible new ordinance. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has that story.
Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Department of Education has released the latest scores for standardized testing. The results show some improvement in reading ability among the state's second-graders. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Whately, MA – If a Smith College researcher is successful, the western Massachusetts town of Whately will soon be home to a sophisticated weather and air quality monitoring station. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Plattsburgh, NY – A Washington DC think tank has released its annual ranking of the business friendliness of state tax systems. States in the Northeast do not rank well, with Vermont and New York in the bottom five. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.