Springfield, MA – There are some new efforts in Springfield, Massachusetts to improve the situation for the struggling city's homeless population. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more.
Boston, MA – The contenders for the September primary election in Berkshire County have been confirmed by the Massachusetts Secretary of State's office. The race for an open senate seat in Berkshire, Franklin and Hampshire counties has drawn eight candidates. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, with more;
Springfield, ma – Springfield Schools Superintendent Joseph Burke hopes to resolve a disagreement with the head of the city's teachers' union over how to pay for an expanded school day at two under-performing city elementary schools. At the same time, teachers in a Berkshire County city have rejected a proposed expansion of the school day. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff with more.
Stockbridge, MA – The Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, is already one of the largest new-age spas in the Northeast region. Now, it is proposing an 8-milllion dollar, 100 room expansion of its facility. And as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports the expansion would be among the largest developments in recent town history;
Great Barrington, MA – Berkshire County, Massachusetts has seen a spike in the number of rabies cases there in recent months. And, as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, health officials throughout the region are reminding residents it is best to steer clear of questionable wildlife;
Plattsburgh, NY – The high gas prices of late are creating problems for everyone. Taxis and bus companies are requesting fare increases. Businesses that once provided free delivery are no longer offering the service. Volunteer agencies delivering meals to seniors are having trouble finding or reimbursing drivers. In rural areas, where a vehicle is virtually mandatory because of greater distances the impact is being substantially felt. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more..
Worcester, MA – Democratic hopeful for governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick has a decisive endorsement from the state Democratic party. But as WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports, Patrick still faces a tough fight in a three-way primary race for the Democratic nomination.
Worcester, MA – Some democratic political observers think there could be some surprises at this weekend's Massachusetts Democratic Convention. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has a preview.
Great Barrington, MA – Inventor William Stanley Jr., pioneered the efficient use of alternating current voltage along the banks of the Housatonic River in Great Barrington, Massachusetts over 100 years ago. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the story of the newly completed William Stanley Overlook along the Housatonic Riverwalk, which will be dedicated in his honor tomorrow morning;
Pittsfield, MA – About 130 people gathered at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, Massachusetts Thursday night to hear a panel discussion about domestic spying and the rule of law, which was the topic at a regional town meeting hosted by the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;