Great Barrington, MA – A request to extend the 30-day public comment period on the latest General Electric clean-up proposal for portions of the Housatonic River in the Berkshires and Litchfield County, Connecticut has been denied by the Environmental Protection Agency. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports on the details behind the decision;
Montpelier, VT – Officials in Vermont continue to monitor the Winooski River and its potential to overflow its banks and flood the state's capital city. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Worcester, MA – The cost of attending the University of Massachusetts is going up next fall. The University Board of Trustees meeting in Worcester Massachusetts voted today to raise mandatory student fees.. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports
Boston, MA – The new Director of Wireless and Broadband Development for Massachusetts says he is committed to focusing on bringing broadband to areas of the state were it is lacking. That includes large parts of Western Massachusetts. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....
Middlebury, VT – At the beginning of this semester, one academic department at a college in the region instituted a policy that had some students up in arms and made international news. The History Department at Middlebury College told their students that the on-line encyclopedia Wikipedia could not be cited as an authoritative source in their research papers. While the initial reaction to the policy has diminished, the discussion continues. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
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.