North Adams, MA – A leading member of the Berkshire County health care community has been tapped by Massachusetts Attorney General Thomas Reilly to assist with the creation of the state's first-in-the-nation health insurance for all proposal. With more, WAMC'S Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo:
Montpelier, VT – Late Tuesday night, the Vermont House passed a health reform initiative by an 88-to-54 vote. The vote came hours after a compromise was reached between legislative leaders and Governor Jim Douglas. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – Gearing up for a September primary, a Democratic contender for the Berkshire County's lone state senate seat has formally announced his intention to run. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the details;
Greenfield, Ma – The town of Greenfield, Massachusetts is one step closer to getting a discount retailer after an agreement has been worked out between a developer and a Native American group that says the site has Native American remains. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Northampton, ma – The average cost of gas nationally is inching closer to $3 dollars a gallon. But are those high prices really having an effect on the average consumer? WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff takes a look.
Montpelier, VT – Vermont lawmakers will return to Montpelier tomorrow to try to finish the Legislative session. Lawmakers had hoped to finish work this past weekend, but House Speaker Gaye Symington decided last Friday that her colleagues were too tired to work into the weekend, and had too much work left to do. The Speaker hopes work can be wrapped up tomorrow. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Great Barrington, MA – The Big Dig, $14.6 billion conversion of Boston's Interstate 93 into an underground highway, has long-been plagued by criticism, cost overruns and scandals. Now, Democratic hopeful for governor Deval Patrick says it needs an independent monitor. A report from WAMC's Carrie Saldo:
Pittsfield, MA – Another act of anti-semitic vandalism in Pittsfield, Massachusetts was discovered this weekend, the second hate crime within the past month. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the story;
Amherst, mA – A graduate student at the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has successfully defended a thesis that was rather...revealing. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff spoke with Elad Granot about his research on Victoria's Secret.