Pittsfield, MA – The founder artistic director of a well known Berkshire County-based theater company is joining the transition team of governor elect Deval Patrick. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the story;
Pittsfield, MA – Zebra mussels are an invasive barnaclelike shellfish that plague bodies of water throughout the New York region. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo this report, about a Pittsfield, Massachusetts lake preservation association trying to prevent the shellfish from making their way into Onota Lake.
Montpelier, VT – The head of Vermont's Republican party announced last week that he is quitting. Jim Barnett is leaving to become the New England Coordinator for Senator John McCain's Presidential Exploratory Campaign. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Boston, ma – Gay marriage opponents in Massachusetts have been trying to get a constitutional amendment to ban future same-sex marriages in the state. They want the voters to decide in 2008. Earlier this month, the Massachusetts legislature recessed a constitutional convention without deciding whether the question should make it on the ballot. Now the state's outgoing governor is trying a new tactic to get the question to the voters. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Lake Placid, NY – By the time Thanksgiving rolls around, holiday decorations are on full display and, normally, the larger ski resorts have some of their trails open. But this year, skiers and resort operators are disappointed that the weather has forced them to wait to make snow and delayed their opening. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Montpelier, VT – A bill to expand designated wilderness areas in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest and Vermont's Green Mountain National Forest was passed by Congress this week. Passage of the Wilderness Bill had been delayed during the regular Congressional session following political bickering between Vermont's Congressional delegation and Governor. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
North Adams, MA – North Adams Regional Hospital has added a birthing center to its facility. And as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, the completion of the birthing center marks the end of a two year $23 million modernization and renovation project at Northern Berkshire County's only hospital.
Pittsfield, MA – Tuesday General Electric announced its development of a new plastic resin. GE Plastics is headquartered in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, spoke with officials about the development of the first new polymer technology in two decades
Hancock, MA – A ski resort in the Berkshires plans to generate 40 percent of its energy needs independently. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report on a wind turbine slated to be up and running at Jiminy Peak in June;