Great Barrington, MA – Massachusetts State Senator Andrea Nuciforo is preparing for yet another election. But this time he's seeking voter approval to run the Middle Berkshire Registry of Deeds. WAMC Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo spoke with Nuciforo about the reasons for his surprise decision first revealed a week ago.
BOSTON, MA – Researchers in Massachusetts report that New Englanders have significantly higher rates of asthma than those in other areas of the country. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief has the details.
Burlington, VT – The fallout continues from last week's firing by the Associated Press of its veteran and well-respected Vermont Bureau Chief. News organizations, and even the state's top political figures, are demanding an explanation. One which the AP says will not be forth coming because it's a personnel issue. Our North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports.
CAMBRIDGE, MA – There's growing concern among critics of standardized testing about the integrity of SAT college entrance exam scores. Last week, The College Board revealed that it initially understated how many students were affected by scoring errors on its October 2005 SAT exam. The testing agency now says 4,411 students received incorrectly low scores. All this comes at the critical college admissions decision season.
WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports.
Pittsfield, MA – The Berkshire Historical Society is showcasing Pittsfield, Massachusetts gilded-age era this summer at the Arrowhead Museum. Our Berkhsire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo spoke with Gilded age scholar Carole Owens to get the details;
dartmouth, ma – Much of the business at Connecticut's major casinos comes from out of state travelers. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports that Massachusetts residents account for a considerable share of that spending.