Burlington, VT – During an immigration rally in Burlington, Vermont last week, Progressive Burlington Mayor Bob Kiss said his city should become a sanctuary for illegal immigrants. In a area known for quirky and unique trends, his idea is being met with considerable skepticism. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Northampton, ma – For nearly twenty years, the Pioneer Valley was home to a commune. Now a former member and current University of Massachusetts at Amherst professor has made a documentary about it. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff takes a look at the film, which is debuting in Northampton this weekend.
More info: Free Spirits will be shown at the Academy of Music Theatre in Northampton May 6 and 7th at 4:15 and 6:15 both days.
Pittsfield, MA – The city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts has stepped up its efforts to snuff out underage cigarette smoking. And as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports the efforts are proving effective;
AMHERST, MA – Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts is still mulling a run for the presidency. But before he can, he may have to answer some questions about his religion. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more.
North Adams, MA – HOST LEDE: The country's largest contemporary arts museum, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, wants to make history by putting it on display. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details on this and the rest of its upcoming season;
BOSTON, MA – Attorneys General in Massachusetts and Connecticut are cracking down on MySpace.com for not acting fast enough to protect the popular site's users from internet predators. More now from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.
Pittsfield, MA – A dozen pediatricians in Pittsfield, Massachusetts say they are grateful for some progress that's been made surrounding the PCB clean-up in their community. However, they are urging community involvement and education in order to advance the issue. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;