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Senate Democrats are making a final push to gather support needed for U.S. Sen. Edward Markey's effort to undo the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of Obama-era internet net neutrality rules.

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts is preparing for its town meeting on Monday.

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More city funds are being sought to pay for the upkeep of Springfield’s Union Station, which opened almost a year ago after a $95 million restoration.

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The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts is hosting a talk on sustainability Sunday.

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The Berkshire Chapter of the NAACP will protest police violence against people of color in Pittsfield this Saturday.

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Toonerville Trolley Records in Williamtown, Massachusetts, has shut its doors after 41 years. But the store’s legacy will live on.

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WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Samantha Wood, Managing Editor of News for The Berkshire Eagle, about Stan Rosenberg's resignation from the Massachusetts Senate and the race for Berkshire County District Attorney. 

Berkshire DA Announces Campaign To Remain In Seat

May 3, 2018
Josh Landes

Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello currently holds his seat as an unelected appointee. A 28-year veteran of state prosecution, the Pittsfield Democrat was appointed by Republican Governor Charlie Baker to fill the term of David Capeless, who retired abruptly after 14 years. Caccaviello was sworn in on March 15th amidst charges that the appointment was a means to give him a leg up in the fall election.

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The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts will opens its doors Sunday for a free day of art, exploration, and bees.

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After being acquired by Bennington College and undergoing months of renovations, the Robert Frost Stone House Museum is set to reopen Thursday.

Facebook announced Thursday that it will bring an education program for small business owners to Springfield, Massachusetts later this year.

Lenox Holding Annual Town Meeting Thursday

May 3, 2018
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Lenox, Massachusetts, will hold its annual town meeting tonight.

MA State Senator Rosenberg Resigning

May 3, 2018
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Massachusetts State Senator Stan Rosenberg is resigning effective 5 p.m. Friday. The Amherst Democrat and former Senate president has been under fire since his estranged husband was accused of sexual harassment last year.

Pittsfield Senior Center Celebrates 25 Years

May 2, 2018
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Pittsfield’s Ralph J. Froio Senior Center celebrated its 25th anniversary Tuesday with a ribbon cutting for the restoration of its iconic marquee.

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   The fastest electric vehicle charging station in the United States was activated Wednesday in western Massachusetts. 

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     Federal funds are flowing into a workforce development program for high school dropouts in western Massachusetts.

Berkshire County Republicans Keep The Faith

May 2, 2018
Josh Landes

Although Democrats have a hold on most elected offices in the county, the Berkshires were well-represented at Saturday’s Massachusetts Republican Convention in Worcester. WAMC spoke with delegates at the DCU Center.

    Details have been announced for the return of the “Great New England Air & Space Show” to western Massachusetts. 

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One of the candidates seeking the Democratic nomination to run for governor of Vermont kicked off his campaign with an event in Barre Tuesday.

Vermont Governor Phil Scott
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Governor Phil Scott, is proposing using one-time funding to close a $58 million gap in the state's Education Fund in 2019 and avoid raising property taxes.

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Federal funds are coming to western Massachusetts for a workforce development program for high school dropouts. 

Pittsfield Mayor Demands Spectrum Update

May 1, 2018
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Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer says cable giant Spectrum owes the city an annual report.

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   The mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts is proposing a budget that increases spending and banks on the city receiving more money from property taxes and a soon-to-open casino.

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A new poll finds residents of Springfield, Massachusetts are bullish about the city’s economy.

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Funeral arrangements for former Vermont Democratic Gov. Philip Hoff are set for next week.

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The suspect in a wrong-way crash that killed five teenagers on a Vermont interstate is asking a judge to move a potential trial outside of the county where the crash took place.

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A new poll finds residents of Springfield, Massachusetts bullish about the city’s future.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker
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Gov. Charlie Baker is calling for a discussion about lowering the state's 6.25 percent sales tax, but he isn't offering any specifics.

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A U.S. Senate candidate is suing the city of Cambridge, saying officials violated his First Amendment rights by demanding he remove a sign from a campaign bus that read: "Only a REAL INDIAN Can Defeat the Fake Indian."

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A group representing local police chiefs is calling for passage of a bill that would allow firearms to be taken from people who show unstable or potentially dangerous behavior.

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