North Adams, MA – One of the largest grants ever awarded by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative has gone to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams. With more, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Pittsfield, MA – After a three day delay Pittsfield, Massachusetts native Stephanie Wilson is in space with six other astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports on Wilson's life before she became a mission specialist with NASA;
Burlington, VT – The National Weather Service in Burlington, Vermont says Lake Champlain has hit record high water levels for more than a week. Marinas, boaters and others who rely on the lake are trying to go with the flow and adjust how they deal with things when it comes to the high waters. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Stockbridge, MA – The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health is one of the Northeast region's largest New Age spas. Kripalu now is reconsidering its plans following critical feedback from the community about its proposed 7-story, 84-room expansion of the Stockbridge, Massachusetts facility. With More, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Pittsfield, MA – Bob Dylan has announced his third annual tour of ballparks and Pittsfield's historic Wahconah Park is the only place in the state to catch him this summer. And as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, Dylan's rounding the bases for a second time in the city.
Montpelier, VT – Vermont's top environmental official has announced that he will leave his post in state government to take the presidency of a business group. But Agency of Natural Resources Secretary Tom Torti won't actually leave until November, and some environmental groups say that raises serious conflict of interest issues. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
AMHERST, MA – For anyone who has a complaint or issue with reporting by journalists in New England, there will soon be some recourse. A group in Massachusetts is receiving a grant to establish a news council at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff explains.
Montpelier, VT – Vermont's Speaker of the House is asking Governor James Douglas to call a special session of the Legislature to deal with this week's U-S Supreme Court decision that gutted Vermont's campaign finance law. Speaker Gaye Symington is worried that the court's order may leave Vermont in a no-man's land regarding campaign contributions. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Amherst, MA – Helen Thomas, the feisty and famous White House reporter and commentator who has covered every President since Kennedy, was the headliner last night at the kickoff of the so-called Media Giraffe Project-a three day gathering at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff was there.