North Adams, MA – Massachusetts's senior senator is slated to speak at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts commencement ceremony next month in North Adams. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;
BOSTON, MA – In the wake of recent failures of the Massachusetts Department of Social Services,a legislative committee has introduced a bill to significantly reform the agency. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports.
Adams, MA – The state of Massachusetts is expected to decide withiin 45 days whether to accept the latest development plan for the base of Mount Greylock proposed by the town of Adams. The state's highest peak and a leading Berkshire tourist attraction has seen many development proposals come and go over the past few decades. This one is also arousing opposition, as our Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo reports:
Williston, VT – The Williston Vermont School Board has decided to reschedule a controversial presentation on harassment and bullying. The session, to be presented by a gay advocacy group, was initially cancelled when some parents voiced their opposition. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Burlington, VT – Vermont's largest city has a new mayor. Progressive Bob Kiss has been sworn as the 35th mayor in Burlington's history. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke to the first new mayor to sit in Burlington's City Hall in 15 years.
Great Barrington, MA – April is alcohol awareness month and as a result there is a nation wide effort to examine underage drinking. And throughout the Northeast region, public discussions are being held to assess and address the problem locally. With more, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Great Barrington, MA – Berkshire County's second highest peak, and the trails leading to it were closed Friday to hikers after a wildfire blazed through the night and into the early morning. And, as Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, fire departments throughout the Northeast region are hoping for rain soon.