Pittsfield, MA – The lone supporter for a measure that would have banned dogs from all 29 public parks in Pittsfield, Massachusetts proved to be the person who introduced it. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo covered last night's lengthy meeting of the Pittsfield Parks Commission
Amherst, MA – The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the latest area campus to try a so-called social norms approach to reducing excessive drinking on campus. The University at Albany recently received a Federal grant to implement the same type of program. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff explains.
Pittsfield, MA – Nearly four years after it began to study how best to catalogue and care for the 22,000 items in its collection, the Hancock Shaker Village in Pittsfield, Massachusetts has received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant that will allow it to further that work. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Boston, MA – The housing market in Massachusetts and the rest of the Northeast region is cooling down, according to the latest data from the National Association of Realtors. Details now from Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.
Washington, DC – The American Community Survey report on population trends found diversity on the rise in southern New England cities like Springfield, Massachusetts. But states like Vermont and Maine continue to be nearly all-white. Details from our Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff:
Great Barrington, MA – While visiting several cultural institutions in the Berkshires over the weekend, the senior senator from Massachusetts, Edward Kennedy, spoke about some national issues on his mind. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the story;
Springfield, ma – It's a step many hope will bring an end to the Springfield teachers' contract stalemate. A fact-finder's report on the negotiations was released this afternoon. Details from Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.
Great Barrington, MA – With the Massachusetts statewide primary a little more than a month away, two contenders for the First Berkshire District state senate seat are moving ahead with their campaigns. With More, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Williamstown, MA – The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute has received an $800,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation. The Williamstown, Massachusetts museum is in the midst of a $25 million project that will result in additional gallery and other spaces on its 140 acre campus. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report.
Williamstown, MA – A Berkshire County resident recently inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame was honored today in the town where he once resided. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the story of Negro league player Frank Grant;