Alburg, VT – Lake Champlain forms the border between New York and Vermont, and extends into the Canadian province of Quebec. Farmers and agricultural officials from southern Quebec and northern Vermont met Monday to exchange ideas on how to more effectively reduce agricultural runoff that's polluting Lake Champlain. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
AMHERST, MA – Amherst, MA may join the growing list of towns and cities in the Northeast region ... including Albany and Kingston, New York... considering making wireless internet access available to residents and visitors.
WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports on what makes the Amherst proposal unique.
Pittsfield, MA – In his book, The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman asserts that the United States transitioned from an agricultural society to an industrial one by making secondary education the societal norm. And, as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports more than 40 educational, business and civic leaders have banded together and are calling for upping the educational anti once again.
AMHERST, MA – The College Board reported this week that a small number of students who took the SATs recently received scores that were incorrect and too low. The news comes at the most anxiety-ridden period in the college application process.
WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff looks at how the error affects students in Western Massachusetts.
SPRINGFIEld, MA – The head of Springfield, Massachusetts's Control Board unveiled new contracts for the cash-strapped city's police and firefighters yesterday. Officials say the contracts are the best the city can offer. But some union leaders are not satisfied.
WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Montpelier, VT – Poor and elderly Vermonters have been switched back to the once problem-plagued federal Medicare-D prescription drug plan. Both advocates and state officials say it will take several days to gauge whether the federal system is working, but in its first day there were few problems reported. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Great Barrington, MA – Film and TV actress Karen Allen is directing a play at Great Barrington's Simon's Rock College of Bard, where she is also a professor. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo spoke with Allen about her 30-year-plus career as well as her latest endeavor;
SPRINGFIELD, MA – The troubled Pioneer Valley Transit Authority yesterday hired an interim administrator charged with leading the agency out from under major scandals. But, some say the new administrator is the wrong man for the job.
Our Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Burlington, VT – Towns across Vermont held their annual Town Meeting Day gatherings yesterday to discuss local issues and vote on local budgets. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks at the highlights of a Green Mountain tradition.