Berlin, VT – Workers at the recently closed Capital City Press in Berlin, Vermont will qualify for federal assistance. An appeal of a U-S Labor Department decision found that the plant's closing was due to overseas competition and thus allows workers to receive the additional assistance. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Montpelier, VT – The settlement of a court case with Microsoft Corporation will help Vermont schools. Attorney General William Sorrell and Education Commissioner Richard Cate say 135 schools will share in four-point-seven million dollars that can be used for software, hardware and other forms of educational technology. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Savoy, MA – A small Berkshire County community may have two bylaws to consider regarding wind turbines in the coming months. Proposed use of the technology here has been a sore spot for some who say it will ruin scenic vistas. Others are in favor of wind turbines for use as a clean, alternative energy source. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Springfield, MA – Springfield police are investigating three suspected heroin overdoses in the city over the weekend. And that has some wondering if a more potent form of the drug is now circulating in western Massachusetts. An update now from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff. .
Burlington, VT – A tentative contract settlement has been reached between Fletcher Allen Health Care and its nurses. Vermont's largest hospital and its nurses and LPN's came to an agreement during a protracted weekend negotiating session to replace the contract that expired at midnight on Saturday. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
North Adams, MA – The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, in North Adams, will be the first public college in the state to offer a degree in Arts Management. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Boston, MA – Massachusetts lawmakers are poised to approve a significant increase to the state's minimum wage this week. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff looks at the increase and how it could affect workers and the economy.
Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Democratic Party is trying to eliminate personal attack ads from the primary battle that's gearing up for the fall. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff explains.
Palmer, MA – A company from Needham, Massachusetts is winning over school districts with their proposal to install radios in school buses. But it's not without controversy. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff explains.