Pittsfield, MA – Is it possible to forget that you were a smoker? A finding released by the journal Science today reports that's just what happened to a patient dubbed Nathan by his doctor. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has reaction on what this could mean for those trying to kick the habit;
North Adams, MA – With a health care officials anticipating a shortage of nurses in Massachusetts within the next ten to fifteen years, health care organizations in the Berkshires are working to pre-empt that potential problem. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report on the newest program available in the county;
Montpelier, VT – A committee of the Vermont Senate has begun looking into how they can rewrite the state's campaign finance law. The statute must be re-worked because the U-S Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
Pittsfield, MA – The sale of cigarettes to teenagers in Massachusetts has more than doubled in the past five years, according to a recently released report. However, according to that same report, cigarette sales to teens in Berkshire County are below that. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo with more;
Williamstown, MA – Williams College has announced what has been called a ambitious and exciting emissions reduction plan for its campus. College administration announced it will work to reduce its carbon emissions by 10 percent of its 1990 level over the next 13 years. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;
Montpelier, VT – Renowned Iraq expert Peter Galbraith spoke to legislators and the public in Montpelier, Vermont on Tuesday. Galbraith, whose most recent book is The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War Without End, says the Bush Administration is conducting a war they have no hope of ending because they refuse to understand the complexity of the region and it's culture. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was at the Statehouse.
Boston, MA – Without changes in the U.S. retirement system poverty among people 65 and over is likely to increase, according to a report by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has this report;
Great Barrington, MA – WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, spoke with some Western Massachusetts residents regarding their thoughts on President Bush's plans for health insurance and energy conservation in the United States.