Great Barrington, MA – Among the great debates in Great Barrington, Massachusetts in recent years has been how to acknowledge it as the birth place of civil rights leader and founder of the N.A.A.C.P., W.E.B. DuBois. That debate was laid to rest this weekend.
Great Barrington, MA – Food pantries in Massachusetts could lose 38 million dollars under President Bush's proposed fiscal 2007 budget. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo spoke with Berkshire Community Action Council Director Don Atwater about the potential ramifications for the county;
Pittsfield, MA – Excavation work unrelated to the cleanup of GE PCBs from the Housatonic River in Pittsfield unearthed a previously undiscovered General Electric PCB dump site. Some clean-up work was conducted then and now, Massachusetts state and federal agencies are set to oversee a second clean-up round at the site.
Montpelier, VT – Vermont's Attorney General has filed suit against International Paper and the state of New York over I-P's plan to conduct a test burn of tire-derived fuel at its Ticonderoga paper mill. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
SPRINGFIELD, MA – In recent years, Springfield has been perhaps known more for crime than anything else. Now the city is trying to turn things around with the appointment of the city's first police commissioner. But many in the police department oppose the selection of Edward Flynn.
As WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports, the new top cop has his work cut out for him.
Great Barrington. MA – An upstart publication based in the Berkshires recently celebrated its first anniversary. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports on the effort to launch a glossy regional monthly at a time when most fledgling magazines fail within several years: