Montpelier, VT – Committees of the Vermont Legislature begin joint hearings Wednesday on global warming. Legislators will be looking to experts to assess climate change impacts on the state and glean ideas to deal with the issue. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray were in Pittsfield, Massachusetts Saturday at both the Berkshire Museum and the Colonial Theatre. The visit was part of their unconventional inauguration celebration which took them to events across the state. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the story;
Williamstown, MA – Julius Hegyi, long-time conductor of both the Berkshire Symphony and the Albany Symphony Orchestra died earlier this week. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, spoke with colleagues and friends about his life and legacy;
Berlin, VT – The operators of mobile methadone clinics in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom are considering opening a similar initiative in central Vermont. But officials in the town being considered want to make sure it's a good idea. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Plattsburgh, NY – Ski areas have been struggling with a lack of snow and the warm weather all season. The week between Christmas and New Year's is the industry's prime week of the season. But ski areas in this region had a lukewarm holiday, both in temperatures and lack of snow. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Boston, MA – Democrat Deval Patrick has now been governor of Massachusetts for 24 hours. This morning he sat down with his cabinet and is now working on the fiscal year 2008 budget. He gets down to business following a day of celebration yesterday as he sworn in at the state's first outdoor inaugural. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has a recap of yesterday's event.
North Adams, MA – Health advocate offices across Massachusetts were a buzz with activity yesterday, the first day of enrollment into the Commonwealth Care program. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo spoke with health care advocate Chip Joffee Halpern, about the program;
Additional information at: Ecu-Health Care, in North Adams, 413-663-8711. Advocacy for Access, in Pittsfield, 413-445-9480. Advocacy for Access, in Great Barrington, 413-528-5045.
North Adams, MA – A near 20 year veteran of North Adams, Massachusetts politics is the latest to join the race for the soon-to-be-vacant First Berkshire District State Representative seat. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;