Boston, MA – An economic stimulus bill passed by the Massachusetts legislature could help jump start several arts and culture projects in Berkshire County. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Stockbridge, MA – A second Democrat in the race for Andrea Nuciforo's open Western Massachiusetts state senate seat traveled through Berkshire County today announcing her candidacy. WAMC"s Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details of Margaret Ware's campaign announcement;
Sheffield, MA – The Consolati Center for Performing Arts in Sheffield, Massachusetts will once again serve as a home to an equity summer-stock theater. This time, the company is a well known theater from nearby Hampden County. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the details;
Montpelier, VT – Vermont Governor Jim Douglas is calling for an emergency dairy summit and is also seeking federal disaster assistance to help the state's farmers deal with what he calls a perfect storm of low milk prices, high fuel costs and bad weather. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Stockbridge, MA – The Kripalu Center for Yoga and health is set to formally request permits for an $8 million proposed expansion of its Stockbridge, Massachusetts facility in less than a week. In a separate move, the Town Board of Selectmen has asked the center to reconsider its payment in lieu of taxes contribution. With more, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Montpelier, VT – The Agriculture Commissioners from Vermont, New York and Pennsylvania have signed a cooperative agreement that they hope will bolster their dairy industries by improving dairy profitability and productivity. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – The Berkshire Compact for Higher Education has brought together key members of the education, business, and government communities to assess the needs of higher education and build a stronger, more competitive, work force in the Berkshires. The compact is moving into its second year, and as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports new members are being tapped for the effort;
Great Barrington, MA – With the slots for the September primary finalized at least two Berkshire County democrats are making official campaign announcements this week for the first district State Senate seat. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, was there for former state representative Christopher Hodgkins's kick-off earlier today;