Montpelier, VT – The East Haven Windfarm proposed for Vermont's Northeast Kingdom will have to rely on two members of the Public Service Board to determine if it will be approved. That's because the chair of the 3-member board has withdrawn from further deliberations in the matter. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Florida, MA – A proposal being considered by two Western Massachusetts communities would eliminate the need for tri-annual tax revenue negotiations on a 20 turbine wind project. Details from our Berkshire Bureau chief Carrie Saldo;
Pittsfield, MA – Three Berkshire County institutions have received the largest gifts in their recent history, all from the bequest of one woman. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the story;
Vernon, VT – The Vermont Yankee Nuclear plant increased its power by five percent earlier this month. An analysis has been forwarded to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to determine whether the plant can continue a planned incremental increase totaling twenty percent. WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
BOSTON, mA – Motor vehicle accidents are the number one killer of teenagers. In the wake of a number of recent deadly crashes involving teens, Massachusetts is considering a bill that would give the state the toughest licensing laws in the country.
WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief has the details.
Great Barrington, MA – Massachusetts State Senator Andrea Nuciforo is preparing for yet another election. But this time he's seeking voter approval to run the Middle Berkshire Registry of Deeds. WAMC Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo spoke with Nuciforo about the reasons for his surprise decision first revealed a week ago.
BOSTON, MA – Researchers in Massachusetts report that New Englanders have significantly higher rates of asthma than those in other areas of the country. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief has the details.
Burlington, VT – The fallout continues from last week's firing by the Associated Press of its veteran and well-respected Vermont Bureau Chief. News organizations, and even the state's top political figures, are demanding an explanation. One which the AP says will not be forth coming because it's a personnel issue. Our North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports.
CAMBRIDGE, MA – There's growing concern among critics of standardized testing about the integrity of SAT college entrance exam scores. Last week, The College Board revealed that it initially understated how many students were affected by scoring errors on its October 2005 SAT exam. The testing agency now says 4,411 students received incorrectly low scores. All this comes at the critical college admissions decision season.
WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports.