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;
North Adams, MA – Masspro, a healthcare quality improvement organization, has recognized Northern Berkshire County's largest health care provider for its treatment of cardiac patients. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Burlington, VT – The Burlington, Vermont city council will consider Mayor Bob Kiss's budget proposal at tonight's city council meeting. The city's new mayor says taxes will need to be raised by more than six percent to make its budget balance. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
South Royalton, VT – The Vermont Biofuels Association and the Vermont Law School's Institute for Energy and the Environment sponsored a conference Thursday on enhancing the use and distribution of biodiesel as an alternative energy resource. The forum featured speeches by Vermont's incumbent Republican Governor and his Democratic challenger on their alternative energy plans. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
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.