Savoy, MA – A small Berkshire County community may have two bylaws to consider regarding wind turbines in the coming months. Proposed use of the technology here has been a sore spot for some who say it will ruin scenic vistas. Others are in favor of wind turbines for use as a clean, alternative energy source. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Springfield, MA – Springfield police are investigating three suspected heroin overdoses in the city over the weekend. And that has some wondering if a more potent form of the drug is now circulating in western Massachusetts. An update now from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff. .
Burlington, VT – A tentative contract settlement has been reached between Fletcher Allen Health Care and its nurses. Vermont's largest hospital and its nurses and LPN's came to an agreement during a protracted weekend negotiating session to replace the contract that expired at midnight on Saturday. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
North Adams, MA – The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, in North Adams, will be the first public college in the state to offer a degree in Arts Management. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;
Boston, MA – Massachusetts lawmakers are poised to approve a significant increase to the state's minimum wage this week. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff looks at the increase and how it could affect workers and the economy.
Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Democratic Party is trying to eliminate personal attack ads from the primary battle that's gearing up for the fall. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff explains.
Palmer, MA – A company from Needham, Massachusetts is winning over school districts with their proposal to install radios in school buses. But it's not without controversy. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff explains.
Burlington, VT – The state of Vermont has recieved a grant from the EPA of just under a half-million dollars to study benzene concentrations in the air around Burlington. The 18-month study will try to determine why the air in Vermont's most populous area, Chittenden County, has high concentrations of the cancer-causing chemical. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – A Washington, D.C. based investment firm has announced a more than $3 million partnership with a fledgling Berkshire County company. And as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports the investment is expected to have implications for not only Workshop Live, but the county as well;