Whately, MA – If a Smith College researcher is successful, the western Massachusetts town of Whately will soon be home to a sophisticated weather and air quality monitoring station. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Plattsburgh, NY – A Washington DC think tank has released its annual ranking of the business friendliness of state tax systems. States in the Northeast do not rank well, with Vermont and New York in the bottom five. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Cambridge, ma – This election day, some Massachusetts citizens will get to cast their vote on whether the U.S. should stay in Iraq. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more on the non-binding ballot question.
Burlington, VT – Congressman Jack Murtha was in Vermont today to stump for Democratic Congressional Candidate Peter Welch. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was at the afternoon reception and rally where Murtha blasted the Bush administration's Iraq policies.
Pittsfield, MA – The second annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival is getting underway this week. And while the festival concert series begins Thursday, its informal kick-off was today in the Pittsfield Public Schools. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;
SPringfield, ma – A Massachusetts state commission is expected to recommend raising the gas tax by 9 cents a gallon and increasing the number of tolls on the state's highways. The goal is to fund repairs to the state's aging road and bridge infrastructure. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Montpelier, VT – Columbus Day weekend marks the peak of the fall foliage season, at least for the tourism industry. The changing leaves signal not only the onset of fall, but the most important economic season in Vermont. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.