Great Barrington, MA – The nation's lone liberal arts and sciences college, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, designed specifically for high school age students is preparing to celebrate its 40th anniversary. And in its anniversary year administrators at Simons Rock College of Bard say they are focusing on developing stronger regional ties. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Great Barrington, MA – The Berkshire Fringe Festival opens its three-week long run Tuesday evening at the Daniel Arts Center, in Great Barrington. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the details; About to embark on its second year, the Berkshire Fringe Festival, which presents a variety of new dance and theater works has programming its artistic directors didn't anticipate being able to offer for another three to four years.
North Adams, MA – There is a little known-connection between North Adams, Massachusetts and two of the most dramatic achievements of the 20th century. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo visited the North Adams Museum of History and Science to get the details;
Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Public Service Board has rejected a proposal to build a wind farm atop East Mountain in the Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Both opponents and proponents of the project say there are positives and negatives in the ruling. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Montpelier, VT – Vermont politicians are beginning what could be a bruising political season. Monday was the filing deadline for the September primary in races that will determine control of the Vermont Legislature. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Lenox, MA – As the hot spell continues over the Northeast, some heating-oil customers in Massachusetts are thinking ahead to the winter, scoping out ways to save money . Oil heating bills doubled for many customers last winter. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff explains.
Pittsfield, MA – Pittsfield native Stephanie Wilson, along with the rest of the Space Shuttle Discovery crew, returned safely to earth this morning. Now the city is planning an event to honor her achievement. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has more;
Boston, MA – With just two weeks left in the Massachusetts legislative session, consumer advocates are losing hope that state lawmakers will pass identity theft legislation before next year. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more.
North Adams, MA – Angelina Jolie is expected to play the wife of Daniel Pearl in an upcoming film, about the Wall Street Journal reporter murdered while working in 2002 in Pakistan. Pearl cut his teeth as a journalist in the Berkshires. With More, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Barnet, VT – There's a new movie being shown in Vermont. It's not one of the summer block-busters out of the Hollywood studios, but it is drawing crowds in small towns around the state. The latest from independent filmmaker Jay Craven is touring Vermont and the Plattsburgh area, and by fall you'll find Disappearances on screens in New York and western Massachusetts. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.