Burlington, VT – During a symposium in Vermont assessing how the media affect the public perception of political heroes, the discussion turned to the failure of Howard Dean's Presidential campaign. Dean was a panelist and said what's thought of most often - his infamous scream - was a minor factor in his campaign's downfall. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Burlington, VT – The University of Vermont hosted a symposium Tuesday looking at how the media affect society's perspective of politicians as heroes. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was at UVM's Ira Allen Chapel.
Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire County District Attorney David Capeless wants to get a new task force up and running -- designed to prevent what he called the area's most pressing problem from escalating -- up and running. Capeless says the proposed "guns and gangs" task force would do just that. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Springfield, MA – Some community leaders in Springfield, Massachusetts have some strong opinions about who should fill the soon to be vacant schools assistant superintendent position. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Lenox, MA – The names of the benefactors who made the $2.5 million acquisition of Edith Wharton's private library possible were announced during a ceremony celebrating the library's return Monday afternoon. First Lady Laura Bush, a guest at the event, addressed the crowd of 100 invited guests. More from, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Pittsfield, MA – The Berkshire Economic Development Corporation is spearheading two studies it says will create a blueprint for a new economic development strategy in the county. And as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports it is also expected to spur growth in the region;
Burlington, VT – Several states have followed California's lead and adopted that state's stringent auto emissions standards for automobiles. Those standards, stricter than the federal government's, are being challenged by the auto industry. One is currently being argued in Vermont. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Boston, MA – A big boost for very small research at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Governor Mitt Romney and Senator Edward Kennedy were on hand to announce a major grant for the flagship campus to study nanotechnology. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Montpelier, VT – The Vermont House may take up a bill designed to combat gasoline price gouging. The bill, which has passed the state Senate, is due for consideration Tuesday in the House Commerce Committee. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.