Cambridge, ma – This election day, some Massachusetts citizens will get to cast their vote on whether the U.S. should stay in Iraq. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more on the non-binding ballot question.
Burlington, VT – Congressman Jack Murtha was in Vermont today to stump for Democratic Congressional Candidate Peter Welch. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was at the afternoon reception and rally where Murtha blasted the Bush administration's Iraq policies.
Pittsfield, MA – The second annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival is getting underway this week. And while the festival concert series begins Thursday, its informal kick-off was today in the Pittsfield Public Schools. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;
SPringfield, ma – A Massachusetts state commission is expected to recommend raising the gas tax by 9 cents a gallon and increasing the number of tolls on the state's highways. The goal is to fund repairs to the state's aging road and bridge infrastructure. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.
Montpelier, VT – Columbus Day weekend marks the peak of the fall foliage season, at least for the tourism industry. The changing leaves signal not only the onset of fall, but the most important economic season in Vermont. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.
SPringfield, ma – While we often report about the Springfield School District, it usually revolves around the serious issues facing that District. But, today we have a story about one school in Springfield that has been the source of some positive news. It's a public Montessori School serving Pre-K through Eighth grade. A few months back, Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff paid the school a visit to see how the school is working.
Great Barrington, MA – A long-vacant 50 plus acre property, formerly the Great Barrington fairgrounds, in the Berkshires has been purchased for $2.7 million. WAMC's Carrie Saldo, has the details on the site's proposed development: