Pittsfield, MA – It is estimated eight to ten percent of Berkshire County's population is made up of immigrants. And there is a new network designed to bring members of the immigrant population and social service organizations together to discuss the challenges they face and to develop solutions.
Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Amherst, MA – A campus safety summit meeting took place today at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. The meeting was called to brainstorm ways to prepare for emergencies such as the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Amherst, MA – About 200 students, upset over the decision by the University of Massachusetts board of trustees to give an honorary degree to former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, rallied and marched on the U-Mass Amherst campus today. They staged a brief sit-in at the office of the Graduate School Dean. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Chesterfield,MA – Forty families hoping to buy their first home entered a lottery for the chance to purchase one of 11 condominiums that are being built in the Western Massachusetts town of Williamsburg. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.....
Florida, MA – Berkshire Connect and Pioneer Valley Connect will fund pilot broadband programs in three rural towns in Western Massachusetts. The pilot programs are designed to help develop a long-term plan for providing high-speed internet access to the roughly two-thirds of the Western Massachusetts communities that have little or no access to it. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Boston, MA – Last week was National Drinking Water Week. In Massachusetts, the Department of Environmental Protection honored 46 communities for their compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details of those honored in the western part of the state;
Springfield, MA – The Finance Control Board which runs the city of Springfield Massachusetts has voted to offer the city's public school superintendent a one year contract. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..
Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Health Systems is installing a $7 million medication management system designed to improve patient safety and increase efficiency within the hospital system. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Boston, MA – A panel of six experts from across Massachusetts gathered in the Berkshires Thursday night to discuss the impact of wind turbines on bats and avian life. But more broadly, the six experts discussed the need for the continued investigation and development of alternative energy. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo.