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.
Cambridge, ma – With just over a week until the democratic primary for governor in Massachusets, the three candidates were at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government in Boston last night for a heated debate. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has a wrap up.
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Burlington, VT – Vermont, New York and Quebec have been involved for years in efforts to control phosphorus runoff into Lake Champlain. All three governments signed an agreement in 1993 agreeing to phosphorus management programs they hoped would reduce the amount of the pollutant in the lake. But new figures indicate the amount of phosphorus flowing into the lake has grown by as much as 50 percent since 1991. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Amherst, MA – Facebook - the website heavily used by college and high school students to post personal information, photos, and keep up with friends, launched a new feature this week-and found itself with a problem. As Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports, the change is the talk of campus.
Boston, MA – New studies out this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association report that many first-year medical residents are working more hours than allowed. And as Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports, the research suggests even those standards may be too lenient.
Burlington, VT – The General Clinical Research Center at the University of Vermont is one of seventy-eight centers in the nation that provide settings for researchers to conduct inpatient and outpatient medical studies. Officials from the center announced that twelve-point-one million dollars in federal funding has been renewed that will allow it to keep operating for another five years. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Medical Center, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is one of two hospitals in the country to receive a prestigious commendation from the American Heart Association. And as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports the award was one of four given to Berkshire Health Systems affiliates Wednesday morning;
Cambridge, MA – Former Iranian president Mohammed Khatami will speak at Harvard University next week, and the event is generating considerable controversy. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff now with the details.
Montpelier, VT – School administrators across Vermont say it will be more difficult to write and enforce student dress codes in the wake of a recent federal appeals court ruling. A panel of the second U-S Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling late last week that says a Williamstown Middle-High School, Vermont student's first amendment rights were violated when he was forced to cover part of his t-shirt in 2004. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.