Westborough, ma – A Massachusetts Cancer researcher is among the more than 30 candidates awaiting the results of last Sunday's landmark elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The results will likely not be known for another two weeks, but his family and friends are cautiously optimistic. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has his story.
Monson, MA – The town of Monson, Massachusetts has decided to cancel its contract with a company that would have piped music and advertising into the town's school buses. The cancellation comes before the equipment was ever installed. As WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports, it was community outrage that sunk the deal.
Boston, MA – While the investigation continues into the big dig ceiling collapse that sent 12 tons of concrete onto a passing car, killing a passenger, Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has proposed an independent task force to oversee the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority. The proposal already has encountered some political flak. More from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.
Boston, MA – Some Western Massachusetts lawmakers are disappointed the state legislature failed to pass higher education funding before the legislative session ended late last night. More from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.
Taunton, MA – It's going to be a scorcher in the Northeast today and tomorrow. Excessive heat warnings are flying in much of New York state and heat advisories are posted in western New England. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the details on preparations for the heat wave in western New England.
Boston, MA – Dozens of Massachusetts lawmakers are trying to prevent any attempt to raise Massachusetts Turnpike tolls to help pay for the latest Big Dig troubles. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more.
Pittsfield, MA – At least three Pittsfield Public Schools have been tagged by vandals. Police intend to seek criminal complaints against at least three youths they believe committed the crimes. With More WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
North Adams, MA – North Adams, Massachusetts is the 150th chapter of Drinking Liberally, a social organization that has been sprouting up through out the region and across the country. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the story of how an informal gathering of friends spiraled into a national movement;