Springfield, VT – Springfield, Vermont is vying to host the premiere of the The Simpsons Movie on July 29th. Voting began today on the USA Today website, and the town of about nine thousand hopes that even though they have the smallest population of all the entrants, they'll get the most votes. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Springfield, MA – The final draft of the 26 point 8 billion dollar state budget the Massachusetts legislature was expected to approve today includes money to hire new police officers. But, the number falls far short of what Governor Deval Patrick promised during last year's campaign. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..
Great Barrington, MA – The Massachusetts Nature Conservancy is attempting to pinpoint invasive species nestled among 36,000 acres of forest in the Berkshire Taconic. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Springfield, MA – Videos have been produced and delivered to 20th Century Fox studios by all the Springfields from across the country which are competing to host the world premiere of the Simpson's Movie. The city of Springfield Massachusetts held a press preview of its video entry today, and WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill was there.....
Hancock, MA – As Massachusetts prepares to become one of two states with wind turbine testing facilities a Berkshire County ski resort is one step closer to realizing the use of the alternative energy technology at its facility. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details of that and three other wind projects being discussed;
Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire County - with its myriad of arts and cultural institutions - is tapping what it has dubbed the creative economy to fuel its economic revitalization. And a group of people interested in that economic model for their city recently toured Pittsfield and North Adams. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Springfield, MA – A revamped Springfield Finance Control Board has voted to continue to govern the Western Massachusetts city for two more years. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports
Chicopee, MA – Pride Stations and Stores, a Springfield Massachusetts based regional chain of gasoline stations and convenience stores is adding biodiesel to the fuel it sells. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Pittsfield, MA – A Berkshire County based-manufacturing company looked in at least three other states for a place to expand its burgeoning pre-cast concrete business. But Unistress Corporation eventually found a way to grow its business within the community. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has this report on the first business set to break ground at the William Stanley business park;