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.
Burlington, VT – The University of Vermont is changing their system of identification numbers. Like many universities over the years, the college had been using social security numbers. But several years ago, the institution began to phase out public use of SSN's. The state of Vermont has also deemed the use of the individual's government issued number off limits. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
North Adams, MA – Hospitals in Massachusetts are gearing up for a policy that requires them to collect more specific information about race as well as ethnicity information. As our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, hospitals patients can expect to be asked these questions starting January first;