Boston, MA – Massachusetts legislators have developed what they are calling a first in the nation initiative" - a cultural facilities fund that shares the burden of, often costly, capital improvements with arts organizations. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, spoke with one well known summerstock theater to put the funds' impact in perspective;
Boston, Ma – A new study from the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute shows that the Pioneer Valley has more working poor families than anywhere else in the state. Details from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.
Montpelier, VT – Vermont's treasurer has joined with his counterparts in Connecticut, New York, Maine, California and other institutional investors in asking the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission to require that publicly traded companies disclose their financial risk from global warming. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Boston, MA – An economic stimulus bill passed by the Massachusetts legislature could help jump start several arts and culture projects in Berkshire County. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Stockbridge, MA – A second Democrat in the race for Andrea Nuciforo's open Western Massachiusetts state senate seat traveled through Berkshire County today announcing her candidacy. WAMC"s Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details of Margaret Ware's campaign announcement;
Sheffield, MA – The Consolati Center for Performing Arts in Sheffield, Massachusetts will once again serve as a home to an equity summer-stock theater. This time, the company is a well known theater from nearby Hampden County. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the details;
Montpelier, VT – Vermont Governor Jim Douglas is calling for an emergency dairy summit and is also seeking federal disaster assistance to help the state's farmers deal with what he calls a perfect storm of low milk prices, high fuel costs and bad weather. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.