Barnet, VT – There's a new movie being shown in Vermont. It's not one of the summer block-busters out of the Hollywood studios, but it is drawing crowds in small towns around the state. The latest from independent filmmaker Jay Craven is touring Vermont and the Plattsburgh area, and by fall you'll find Disappearances on screens in New York and western Massachusetts. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Boston, MA – Boston's Interstate-90 connector tunnel remains closed as the investigation and finger-pointing continues. On Monday, 12 tons of concrete fell from the ceiling of the Big Dig tunnel, crushing to death a woman in a car. Late details now from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.
Pittsfield, MA – The Pittsfield, Massachusetts Public Schools have received a nearly 3 million dollar grant to help prevent high-risk behaviors such as drug use and youth violence. As our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, Pittsfield was one of four Northeast school districts to receive funds and the only one in Massachusetts;
Boston, MA – Less than a week after New York's highest court rejected gay marriage rights, reaction is pouring in to yesterday's decision by Massachusetts lawmakers to postpone a vote on whether that state will allow the public to vote on an amendment that would ban further gay marriages in the baystate. Massachusetts is the only state in the country with legalized gay marriage. Details from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.
Boston, MA – The investigation continues into the structural failure that sent a concrete slab falling onto a car and killing a woman in a section of Boston's long-troubled , nearly 15 billion dollar Big Dig tunnel and highway project. Now, there are criminal probes and a calls for accountability. An update from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.
Pittsfield, MA – A number of copper piping thefts in Pittsfield, Massachusetts is the latest in a series of thefts regionally and nationally. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details on why it copper is such a hot commodity;
Stockbridge, MA – One of the largest new-age spas in the Northeast has decreased its proposed expansion plans in order to ease the concerns some discontented residents expressed about its proposed seven-story 84 room expansion. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;