Montpelier, VT – The New Year brought a new minimum wage to Vermont workers. The wage increase is based on a new system that is tied to the cost of living. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Burlington, VT – Many communities in the area are preparing for New Year's Eve festivities. For some that means a day-long festival of the arts known as First Night. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks at First Night in two communities.
Montpelier, VT – Last January, the state of Vermont banned the sale of lead fishing sinkers that weigh a half ounce or less. On Monday, any use of those sinkers is also banned. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Rutland, VT – Former Vermont Senator Robert Stafford passed away over the holiday weekend. The 93 year old is being remembered for leaving a legacy of education and environmental innovations that changed the nation. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Associated Press has issued the results of its poll of news organizations in the state listing their top stories in the state for 2006. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Boston, MA – First it was New York city, and now Massachusetts may be the next battle ground for legislation that would ban trans fats in restaurants. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has that story.
Vernon, VT – A preliminary report from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ruled it would be environmentally safe for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant to extend its licence for twenty years. Opponents of continued operation of the nuclear plant disagree. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Alford, MA – In 2003, the International Data Corporation reported people sent 31 billion e-mails a day. That figure was expected to double by 2006. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports on some of the dos and don'ts of this extremely popular communication form.
AMherst, ma – When the University of Massachusetts football team lost to Appalachian State on Friday, over 1000 UMass Amherst students rioted, causing minor injuries to some police officers, and extensive damage. Now a number of students are facing severe disciplinary action. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more.