Pittsfield, MA – A public sculpture stolen from the city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts last week has been recovered, about 70 miles away, in Saratoga Springs, New York. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;
Dalton, MA – There are 3.2 million acres of privately owned forest land in Massachusetts. By comparison, the state owns 285,000 acres of forest land and parks, according to the state department of Conservation and Recreation. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report on some of the options land owners have for managing their woodlands;
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Washington, DC – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier today carbon emissions are pollutants under the Clean Air Act, and therefore the Environmental Protection Agency does have the authority to regulate them. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has reaction to the decision;
Northampton, MA – A Smith College english professor who has waged a campaign for several years to bring peace to the Sudan and stop what experts say is genocide in the Darfur region is promoting socially responsible investing as a way to achieve the goal..WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
North Adams, MA – Northern Berkshire Healthcare is moving into the second phase of a unique pilot program -- the implementation of a community-wide medical record. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this update;
Springfield, MA – The state board that oversees city government in Springfield Massachusetts held a meeting today that for the first time included a public comment period on the agenda...WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Pittsfield, MA – Massachusetts State Representative Patricia Haddad, who chairs the Joint Committee on Education, met with 14 Berkshire County school district superintendents Friday. Haddad, a democrat of Somerset, was there to listen to the challenges facing rural school districts. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has this report;
Springfield, MA – Four public schools in Massachusetts have been given latitude by state education officials to try new approaches to improving student learning ...WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
North Adams, MA – The state of Massachusetts is facing up to a $19 billion transportation infrastructure funding shortfall, according to a report released yesterday. But as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, it isn't likely the planned reconstruction of the longest bridge in Berkshire County will be effected;