Montpelier, VT – Vermont's entire Congressional delegation was at the statehouse in Montpelier on Monday to hear from Vermonters about what needs to be included in a renewed national farm bill. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – A recently released a long-range economic development strategy, known as the Berkshire Blueprint, is being read very differently by the county's two mayors - North Adams Mayor John Barrett and Pittsfield Mayor James Ruberto. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Montpelier, VT – Committees in the Vermont Legislature will be pushing to get their work done this week. Friday is the deadline to move any legislation to the floor so it can go to the opposite chamber for consideration. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Boston, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will be lightening his workload as he tends to family concerns. It was disclosed over the weekend that Massaschusetts First Lady Diane Patrick is being treated for exhaustion and depression. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...
Montpelier, VT – Vermont Governor Jim Douglas is holding a series of Accountability Forums across the state to discuss his concerns about the Democratically controlled state Legislature. The chair of the Vermont Democratic Party is questioning why the Vermont Republican Party is involved with the forums, and says it sounds more like the governor is on the campaign trail. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
West Springfield, MA – The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission has obtained federal grants to investigate abandoned properties for possible contamination and determine if the properties can be redeveloped.. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..
Housatonic, MA – While plant employees are reeling over the impending job loss at a Berkshire County paper mill set to close in May, the mill's parent company posted its year end report. And as Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, employees are trying to reconcile their loss against the company's reported 2006 $62.5 million gain;