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.
Pittsfield, MA – Pediatricians in Pittsfield, Massachusetts are calling for the shutdown of two PCB remediation and dump sites in the city. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo spoke with one of the letter's authors;
Lenox, MA – A controversial Marriot hotel proposal, which some Lenox, Massachusetts residents contended would have altered the character of a nearby residential neighborhood, was defeated by the town Zoning Board of Appeals Wednesday night.
AMHERST, MA – Most regional colleges and universities will continue to allow military recruiters onto campuses after this week's supreme court ruling. But some in the area are continuing to take a stand on what they say is the military's discriminatory policies.
WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports.
Southampton, ma – A special elementary school program designed to attract girls to math and science has suffered a major setback in western Massachusetts. Some parents thought having an all-girls educational program receive school funds amounted to discrimination.
WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has our report.
Vernon, VT – The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant has begun the process of increasing its power output by twenty percent. It reached 105 percent and stopped on Sunday. Nuclear opponents say an evaluation indicating vibrations forced the hold, but plant officials say it's part of the plan to gradually increase power, and what's being evaluated are acoustic frequencies in the steam lines. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.