Pittsfield, MA – A Pittsfield, Massachusetts city council discussion of trash removal fees sparked a firery speech from Mayor James Ruberto over the treatment of the city's low-income residents. Ruberto has reportedly apologized for his manner but not his stance on the issue. With more, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Lee, MA – A prayer vigil is being held, protesting the closing of a small chapel in Southern Berkshire County. And as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports the Diocese of Springfield's plan to shutter the church is the latest in a series of moves caused by fewer priests, fewer parisioners, and fewer dollars to keep the Catholic Churches afloat;
Pittsfield, MA – It was a day of celebration in Pittsfield, Massachusetts as residents turned out to honor one of their own...astronaut Stephanie Wilson. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo covered the celebration and spoke with Wilson:
Amherst, MA – It was a political all-star cast at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst today as the school broke ground on a new integrated science building. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Cambridge, ma – With just over a week until the democratic primary for governor in Massachusets, the three candidates were at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government in Boston last night for a heated debate. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has a wrap up.
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Burlington, VT – Vermont, New York and Quebec have been involved for years in efforts to control phosphorus runoff into Lake Champlain. All three governments signed an agreement in 1993 agreeing to phosphorus management programs they hoped would reduce the amount of the pollutant in the lake. But new figures indicate the amount of phosphorus flowing into the lake has grown by as much as 50 percent since 1991. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Amherst, MA – Facebook - the website heavily used by college and high school students to post personal information, photos, and keep up with friends, launched a new feature this week-and found itself with a problem. As Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports, the change is the talk of campus.
Boston, MA – New studies out this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association report that many first-year medical residents are working more hours than allowed. And as Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports, the research suggests even those standards may be too lenient.