Pittsfield, MA – Nearly four million dollars in funding has been announced for 10 restoration projects on or along the Housatonic River in Berkshire County. The proposed projects include dam removal; rare species recovery; and floodplain restoration. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has more;
Burlington, VT – A National Day of Climate Action is being held on Saturday. More than thirteen-hundred events are planned around the region and across the country in an effort to show Congress that people want action on climate change. This undertaking, which includes rallies from Washington DC to Anchorage, Pittsfield to Plattsburgh, is being organized in Burlington, Vermont. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Williamstown, MA – Some Berkshire County residents plan to Step It Up bright and early tomorrow morning. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has a preview of the local events scheduled to mark the national Step It Up movement;
Plattsburgh, NY – Snow on April 12th! Some ski areas are very pleased to see this late season snow, particularly in the wake of a late start to the season. And for some resorts, it means skiing may last a bit longer this year. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Amherst, MA – A public health emergency drill took place today in Western Massachusetts. It was the first and largest of its kind in the state . The drill involved hundreds of local public health directors, emergency management officials, first responders, doctors and nurses. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..
Lenox, MA – A day-long conference planned for and by teenagers was held in Berkshire County Wednesday. Students discussed a variety of topics from building better relationships to the environment. And WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report on what those discussions have inspired teens to do now;
Montpelier, VT – A coalition of anti-smoking groups is lobbying the legislature for more money to reduce tobacco use in Vermont, especially among the low-income and uninsured. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
North Adams, MA – After a series of turbid financial years the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams is operating in the black and in order to continue its financial foothold, Wednesday the museum announced a nearly $40 million fundraising campaign. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;
Amherst, MA – Andrew Card, who was chief of staff in President George W. Bush's White House for five years spoke to an audience of about 250 students at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst today. Card gave the inaugural lecture in a series on politics sponsored by the Umass Civic initiative. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..
Pittsfield, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray made the case for the administration's somewhat controversial proposal to alter the state's corporate tax code. Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo, has the details of those comments, made during the Governor's town hall style meeting in Pittsfield Monday night.