Pittsfield, MA – The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism is investigating development of a so-called green campaign. And as WAMC's Berkhsire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports the idea has the support of Governor Deval Patrick and several organizations in the Berkshires;
Our thanks to Pittsfield Community Television for its assitance with audio for that report.
Montpelier, VT – A special session of the Vermont Legislature was held Wednesday to consider overrides of two vetoes made by Governor Jim Douglas. Both vetoes were sustained. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire County is home to communities with some of the highest rates of pregnant women who smoke. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports on a new program, designed by health care and environmental experts, that works to address that;
Springfield, VT – Springfield, Vermont won the internet vote and has been named the home of the Simpson's. The town will host the premiere of The Simpson's Movie in a week and a half. But winning this contest means more than hosting a movie. It's a chance to capitalize on tourism promotion for the region. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Boston, MA – The administration of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has set up a program to help some people avoid losing their homes to foreclosure. Also, the state's top law enforcement officer has announced a deal with one subprime lender to provide foreclosure relief. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Attorney General's office has launched a web site that is intended to help Vermonters compare retail prescription drug prices. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – Biking more than 300 miles in just under three days, the founder and CEO of the Safe Haven Project raised about $3,000. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details of the work the project is doing to educate people about HIV/AIDS.
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Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Legislature returns to Montpelier tomorrow for a special session to consider veto overrides. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has a preview of the legislative action.