Montpelier, VT – Farmers across Vermont have seen crops damaged by too much rain this year. The U-S Department of Agriculture has now designated the entire state and bordering counties in Massachusetts, New York and New Hampshire a federal disaster area. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Boston, mA – Massachusetts Republican Governor Mitt Romney vetoed a number of provisions in the legislature's spending budgets Saturday. The legislature, controlled by Democrats, is expected to seek overrides of many of these vetoes. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has details.
Springfield, MA – The city of Springfield, Massachusetts unveiled a major capital improvement plan yesterday to try and turn the troubled city around. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has our report.
NOrthampton, ma – Residents in Northampton, Massachusetts met this week to discuss the city's future. It's all part of a sustainability initiative launched last year. More now from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.
Holyoke, MA – In Massachusetts, the Holyoke Public School System is looking to assure all its students begin their education on as level a field as possible. And as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, Holyoke is offering free pre-kindergarten classes this summer to those who would likely enter kindergarten without it;
Great Barrington, MA – With the first rash of intense summer temperatures rolling in this week mosquitos, which can carry West Nile Virus, are expected to be out in full force. Public health officials in the region say there are simple precautions all residents should take to avoid mosquito bites, which can cause West Nile Virus. WAMC's Carrie Saldo has more;
Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Attorney General is required to produce an annual report on how much drug companies spend to market their products to Vermont physicians, hospitals, and universities. His latest report indicates that the amount of money drug companies spend in Vermont continues to rise. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.