Great Barrington, MA – With four days until the Massachusetts primary, the five democratic candidates seeking the first Berkshire district state senate seat are in the final stretch. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this wrap-up of the candidates stands:
Burlington, VT – Quebec Premier Jean Charest and Vermont Governor James Douglas participated in a symposium at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont this morning to discuss the three primary issues of concern to both governments. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Ashfield, MA – A democrat seeking the state senate post for the first Massachusetts District is apologizing for a statement he made about his work in the private sector while stumping on the campaign trail. Details from our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Pittsfield, MA – A Pittsfield, Massachusetts city council discussion of trash removal fees sparked a firery speech from Mayor James Ruberto over the treatment of the city's low-income residents. Ruberto has reportedly apologized for his manner but not his stance on the issue. With more, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Lee, MA – A prayer vigil is being held, protesting the closing of a small chapel in Southern Berkshire County. And as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports the Diocese of Springfield's plan to shutter the church is the latest in a series of moves caused by fewer priests, fewer parisioners, and fewer dollars to keep the Catholic Churches afloat;
Pittsfield, MA – It was a day of celebration in Pittsfield, Massachusetts as residents turned out to honor one of their own...astronaut Stephanie Wilson. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo covered the celebration and spoke with Wilson:
Amherst, MA – It was a political all-star cast at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst today as the school broke ground on a new integrated science building. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.