Springfield, MA – Child safety experts are holding a two day conference in Springfield Massachusetts to share strategies for protecting children from predators. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Great Barrington, MA – Resolutions calling on congress to bring impeachment proceedings against the president and vice president were passed in 14 of the 17 Berkshire, Hampshire, and Franklin county towns that considered the resolutions at their annual town meetings this month. Still, there are some who argue that impeachment is a federal issue, and therefore towns and cities shouldn't be taking it up. More now from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Northampton, MA – The presidents of four private colleges in Western Massachusetts that have a close working relationship with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst have expressed their concern about a proposed reorganization of the University management. But, a spokesman for the U-Mass President says the worry is unfounded.. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire County's two mayors are among the municipal leaders who have signed-on to support Governor Deval Patrick's proposed Municipal Partnership Act, a series of proposals the governor says are designed to generate more revenue for cities and towns. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Montpelier, VT – The cost of housing continues to be out of reach for most Vermonters. But some advocates are encouraged that legislators are now beginning to get involved in the issue. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Montpelier, VT – There were nearly five times as many reports of lyme disease in New Hampshire as in Vermont in 2005. But the numbers being reported in Vermont also indicate a dramatic rise in the tick-borne disease. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Springfield, MA – Construction is underway on what officials in the city of Springfield Massachusetts see as a key project on the Connecticut riverfront.. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Pittsfield, MA – The Berkshire Compact for Higher Education is taking steps to connect potential future employees with employers. Berkshire County has been grappling with ways to entice its young residents and others in their 20s to enter the area workforce. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Albany, NY – WAMC listeners southeast of Hartford, CT who tune in 91-point-9, will have to find an alternate way to hear the station as of June First.
WAMC had a contractual agreement to rent FM frequency 91-point-9 from WMNR radio in Monroe, CT... when that contract expired, the management at WMNR assured WAMC it could continue broadcasting under the previous arrangement. But now, WMNR has decided it needs 91-9 to serve its own listeners.