Pittsfield, MA – In Massachusetts, the Governor and Lt. Governor elect have selected 210 individuals for 15 different transition team working committees charged with brainstorming suggestions for the incoming administration. Three of the regions mayors are a part of that effort. Details from Berkshires Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Great Barrington, MA – Area ski resorts are dreaming of a white Thanksgiving holiday weekend, even if the snow crystals will be ... less than authentic. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the details on the regions slopes.
Boston, MA – Starting Wednesday, state-run psychiatric hospitals in Massachusetts will stop admitting new patients. That's because the state Department of Mental Health says Governor Mitt Romney's last minute budget cuts will eliminate staff positions and put a strain on the system. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports.
Montpelier, VT – Public Interest Groups across the country on Tuesday released their annual report on hazardous toys. Advocates in our region note that there are dangerous toys on retail shelves and anyone buying gifts should know how to determine if it could hurt a child. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Burlington, VT – Nursing mothers and supporters of public breast-feeding are protesting at more than a dozen U-S airports today. They are upset by the case of a woman who was ordered off a commuter plane in Burlington, Vermont last week because she wouldn't drape an airline blanket over her nursing infant. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
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.