Montpelier, VT – On Monday, Vermont becomes the second state in the nation to mandate that cigarettes sold within its borders be self-extinguishing. Vermont is following New York's lead in requiring such fire-safe cigarettes. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Vernon, VT – The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant has received two key regulatory approvals. The state Public Service Board approved the plant's plan to store highly radioactive waste in concrete and steel canisters on the plant's grounds in Vernon. The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission, meanwhile, has granted permission for Vermont Yankee to take the last step in its effort to increase power output by twenty percent. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – The controversial PCB clean-up near an elementary school in Pittsfield, Massachusetts continues. Based on newly released test results, state and local health officials say there is no health threat but members of an environmental group disagree. With more, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo"
Burlington, VT – During a symposium in Vermont assessing how the media affect the public perception of political heroes, the discussion turned to the failure of Howard Dean's Presidential campaign. Dean was a panelist and said what's thought of most often - his infamous scream - was a minor factor in his campaign's downfall. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Burlington, VT – The University of Vermont hosted a symposium Tuesday looking at how the media affect society's perspective of politicians as heroes. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was at UVM's Ira Allen Chapel.
Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire County District Attorney David Capeless wants to get a new task force up and running -- designed to prevent what he called the area's most pressing problem from escalating -- up and running. Capeless says the proposed "guns and gangs" task force would do just that. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;