Northampton, ma – Outdoor wood boilers are an increasingly popular way to heat homes as the price of other fuels continues to rise. But as more people install the boilers, more towns and cities in western Massachusetts are restricting their use. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff explains.
Plymouth, NH – New Hampshire's Plymouth State University has received a grant to determine if federal air pollution laws really reduced acid rain in the Northeast. The money will allow researchers to continue a long term study of acid rain effects in lakes from the Adirondacks to Maine. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Montpelier, VT – Vermont Governor Jim Douglas is asking the chief executive officer of International Paper to halt a planned tire burn at the company's upstate New York plant. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – Massachusetts democratic candidate for governor Deval Patrick is set to hold a fund raiser in Berkshire County tomorrow. And this morning the county's two mayors, lead law enforcement officials, and others gathered to chide Republican rival Kerry Healey for what they called her "shameful" approach to the campaign for the governor's office. The officials said Healy is doing nothing to assure better public safety in the state. Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo, with that story:
Boston, ma – The four candidates for Governor in Massachusetts were at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall last night for the second to last debate before election day. It was a feisty and sometimes tense debate. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has some highlights.
Boston, ma – The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority moved yesterday to eliminate all tolls on the 'Pike from exit 6 in Chicopee to the Boston area's Route 128 exit. Passenger car tolls from the New York state line to Chicopee were eliminated 10 years ago. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the details.
Brattleboro, VT – Entergy Nuclear has filed an appeal in response to complaints against the company's efforts to renew the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant's license. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – A Pittsfield based company that offers online music lessons has met targets imposed by the city in exchange for major tax breaks. Since relocating from northwestern Connecticut a year ago, Workshop Live reports it has met job growth goals two years ahead of time. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
West Stockbridge, MA – A once popular night spot in a quiet Berkshire County town is set to be auctioned off - no minimum, no reserve - in just over two weeks. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details of the Shaker Mill Tavern;
Pittsfield, MA – The candidates for the first Berkshire District senate seat met in Pittsfield last night in their first public debate. Discussion topics included the state's new health care legislation, education, and wind power. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;