Great Barrington, MA – A number of state and local candidates engrossed in campaigning for the forthcoming September Massachusetts primary will get a chance to show their stuff at forums scheduled in the Berkshires tonight and next week. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has a preview;
Springfield, ma – There have been two major flood disasters within the past year in Massachusetts.The storms in October and May caused considerable damage and financial losses. Now some towns are receiving help from the state and FEMA-while others are feeling left out. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more.
Pittsfield, MA – Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has signed a law that authorizes the city of Pittsfield to use 21 acres of conservation land for the long-awaited expansion of the Pittsfield Municipal Airport. But, as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, the conservation land will be replaced with four times that amount of acreage:
Pittsfield, MA – The Berkshire Museum intends to use a $1.2 million gift from a local foundation with national and international reach to expand the "window" the museum offers to the world. It's part of a major 9-million dollar upgrade and expansion of the Pittsfield facility, which attracts about 90-thousand visitors a year. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo explains;
Westborough, ma – A Massachusetts Cancer researcher is among the more than 30 candidates awaiting the results of last Sunday's landmark elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The results will likely not be known for another two weeks, but his family and friends are cautiously optimistic. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has his story.
Monson, MA – The town of Monson, Massachusetts has decided to cancel its contract with a company that would have piped music and advertising into the town's school buses. The cancellation comes before the equipment was ever installed. As WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports, it was community outrage that sunk the deal.
Boston, MA – While the investigation continues into the big dig ceiling collapse that sent 12 tons of concrete onto a passing car, killing a passenger, Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has proposed an independent task force to oversee the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority. The proposal already has encountered some political flak. More from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.
Boston, MA – Some Western Massachusetts lawmakers are disappointed the state legislature failed to pass higher education funding before the legislative session ended late last night. More from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.
Taunton, MA – It's going to be a scorcher in the Northeast today and tomorrow. Excessive heat warnings are flying in much of New York state and heat advisories are posted in western New England. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the details on preparations for the heat wave in western New England.