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;
Pittsfield, MA – The city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts and at least one non-profit organization are working on improving energy-efficiency with the help of Western Massachusetts Electric Company. And as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports, the programs are available to many customers in Western Massachusetts;
West Stockbridge, MA – A sign that reminds residents of one Berkshire County community about "the way things used to be" has been stolen for the second time in just over a decade. And residents of West Stockbridge, Massachusetts are hoping it's returned safely to the town, as it was the first time it went missing. With More, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Pittsfield, MA – Ticket sales for Pittsfield, Massachusetts' Colonial Theatre's first live-performance season in over 70 years have been strong since they went on sale two weeks ago. And while box office attendants are busy taking reservations, construction crews are moving into the final months of restoration. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo recently toured the Colonial with its director of programming Simon Shaw;
Northampton, MA – One of the oldest daily newspapers in the nation is switching from afternoon to morning publication. This reflects a national trend that has seen many PM newspapers make a similar switch, or fall by the wayside. More from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff: