Great Barrington, MA – The average family now spends about one-third of its income to educate a child at a private four year college, that's according to a report from the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth, known as Mass Inc. That same study found a family whose child is educated at a public, four-year, college spends 21 percent of its income to educate that child. With more, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Washington, DC – Democratic U.S. Representatives James McGovern of Worcester and John Olver of Amherst were among five congress members willingly arrested Friday outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports.
HOLYOKE, MA – It's getting warmer out and that means the air conditioners will soon be cranking up. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff takes a look at the forecast for energy use in New England this summer.
Pownal, VT – History isn't something that tops many young students' list of favorite subjects. And Karol Holmcomb's south western Vermont elementary school class was no different. But WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, spoke with her students to learn how she got their attention.
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.