Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Medical Center, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is one of two hospitals in the country to receive a prestigious commendation from the American Heart Association. And as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports the award was one of four given to Berkshire Health Systems affiliates Wednesday morning;
Cambridge, MA – Former Iranian president Mohammed Khatami will speak at Harvard University next week, and the event is generating considerable controversy. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff now with the details.
Montpelier, VT – School administrators across Vermont say it will be more difficult to write and enforce student dress codes in the wake of a recent federal appeals court ruling. A panel of the second U-S Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling late last week that says a Williamstown Middle-High School, Vermont student's first amendment rights were violated when he was forced to cover part of his t-shirt in 2004. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Amherst, MA – For many college students in the region, it's move-in week and the first week of classes. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports on the students and how their arrival affects one Massachusetts town.
Boston, ma – If you signed up for the do-not-call list in Massachusetts, you may still be hearing from the likes of Chris Gabrieli, Tom Reilly, and Deval Patrick. They are the Democrats competing for the nomination for governor in the September 19th primary. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff explains.
Boston, MA – A new report commissioned by the Massachusetts Department of Education shows one third of charter school students in the state outperform public schools on state tests. But as Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports, that's not quelling the controversy over charter schools.
AMherst, ma – Some of the capital improvements at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst will cost millions more than initially anticipated. Details now from Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.
Ripton, VT – Hundreds of Vermonters are expected to spend this weekend walking for a cause. Noted environmental writer and activist Bill McKibben will lead a walk through Vermont to support action to combat global warming. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Hatfield, ma – The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts cut the ribbon today on a brand new $4 million distribution center that they say will help better serve the hungry in western Massachusetts. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Boston, MA – First it was MySpace.com, now it's Xanga. Massachusetts Attorney General Thomas Reilly has publicly requested the blogging and social networking site to clean up the content, and make it harder for predators to find minors on the site. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.