Great Barrington, MA – The Federal Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comments on actions steps proposed by General Electric for clean-up of a PCB contaminated portion of the Housatonic River. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has details of and reaction to General Electric's proposal;
Montpelier, VT – Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan is in Vermont this weekend on a barnstorming tour of the state. She began her visit at the statehouse in Montpelier, testifying before a Senate committee in favor of a resolution calling for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Springfield, MA – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield Massachusetts has issued a report that recommends downsizing the church throughout Western Massachusetts. Details from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill....
Springfield, MA – A five year long public corruption saga has reached a climax in Springfield Massachusetts with the sentencing of a political family patriarch to a lengthy prison term..WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..
Montpelier, VT – Montpelier, Vermont officials are bracing for potential flooding this spring. An ice jam is being monitored and property owners, businesses and residents are being warned to take measures to prepare for possible heavy flooding. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more
Boston, MA – Some state and local officials weighed in with their thoughts on some of the revenue raising mechanisms proposed by Governor Deval Patrick. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report.
Boston, MA – Governor Deval Patrick's fiscal 2008 budget was released on Beacon Hill Wednesday afternoon. Patrick has touted education funding as one of his top priorities for the Commonwealth. Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo, has this report on what local officials are saying;
Manchester Center, VT – The state of Vermont and the US Forest Service are both beginning a permitting process for a plan to build up to 24 windmills in the Green Mountain National Forest. If approved, the Deerfield Wind project would be the first wind turbines in the nation sited on national forest land. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Williamstown, MA – Some hunters in Berkshire County contend there is an increase in the coyote population, which in turn are preying on an uncharacteristic number of deer population. But, Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports the state department of fish and wildlife disagrees;
Boston, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has filed his first proposed state budget with the Massachusetts Legislature. It totals 26 point 7 Billion dollars..a four percent increase over the current state budget. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has details.....