Pittsfield, MA – At least three Pittsfield Public Schools have been tagged by vandals. Police intend to seek criminal complaints against at least three youths they believe committed the crimes. With More WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
North Adams, MA – North Adams, Massachusetts is the 150th chapter of Drinking Liberally, a social organization that has been sprouting up through out the region and across the country. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the story of how an informal gathering of friends spiraled into a national movement;
Lenox, MA – Automotive journalists have been getting a sneak-peek of the 2007 Infiniti G35 sportscar this week. And the car company selected the Berkshires for the launch. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Great Barrington, MA – Berkshire County has approximately 150 farms within its 32 communities. And Berkshire Grown, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about local farms, is hosting a farm tour to acquaint the public with several locally owned and operated establishments. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has a preview;
Great Barrington, MA – An organization working to promote history and tourism of western Massachusetts and northwestern Connecticut got a boost earlier this week from the federal government. The House has approved a bill that would designate the Upper Housatonic Valley a National Heritage Area. The Senate is scheduled to vote on the House version of the bill in the coming months. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has more;
Newport, VT – Some livestock owners in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom are adamantly against the state Agriculture Agency's plan to require sites with livestock register with the state. Officials heard the defiance during a meeting this week to discuss the premises registration plan. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Burlington, VT – How do you place a value on the air, water, and all the natural resources around you? Should you have to? Researchers at the University of Vermont say it's becoming increasingly important to be able to place a value on ecosystem resources. They plan to create a database of ecosystem service values for planners, developers, insurers, or anyone else who could be economically affected by the air, water, and soil. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.