dartmouth, ma – Much of the business at Connecticut's major casinos comes from out of state travelers. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports that Massachusetts residents account for a considerable share of that spending.
Lenox, Massachusetts – The push for development and the desire to maintain open space is a common issue in many Northeast region towns. In Lenox, Massachusetts, a town forum to gauge public opinion about development re-affirmed what town government is well aware of: its bucolic setting is of primary importance to many residents. And as Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo reports, many residents want to make sure it stays that way;
AMHERST, MA – As the city of Springfield, Massachusetts, continues its downward financial spiral, the role of the the city's Finance Control Board becomes even more crucial. Control Board Chairman Alan LeBovidge was at Umass Amherst this morning.
WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff spoke with LeBovidge about the plight of Springfield and current issues the board and the city face.
Pittsfield, MA – An art installation designed to help educate the public about abuse and violence has been moved to a park near City Hall in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. A more prominent location in the middle of the city has been ruled out after some locals complained that the installation would send the wrong message. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, spoke with Gabrielle Senza who is the artist spearheading the project;
Plattsburgh, NY – This is the winter that wasn't for many winter sports enthusiasts. Most ski areas in the region have relied on their snow making capabilities, but other winter sports, like snowmobilers and those who ice-fish, must rely on Mother Nature's whims. Many sportsmen, and the region's winter economy, are depressed over the past season, now that spring has officially begun. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire County's political landscape has been drastically altered. After a decade as State Senator, Andrea Nuciforo has decided not to seek re-election. And as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, there's widespread speculation in the county about his potential successors:
SPRINGFIELD, MA – At least one state lawmaker is dubious about legislation introduced by Massachusetts Governor Romney last week that would extend Springfield's control board until 2010. Currently, the state-appointed board running the struggling city is due to expire in 2007.
WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.