Pittsfield, MA – Elections are being held in almost 50 communities throughout Massachusetts, including mayoral races in 29 cities. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson talked with the editor of the Berkshire Eagle about some of the undercurrents and ramifications of the local races.
Amenia, NY – There is a "Buy Local" initiative underway in the Hudson Valley. It's starting with a supermarket chain in Dutchess County. Farm advocates say the program is essential to family farms. More from WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne.
Albany, NY – A major fund raising campaign for the State University Of New York may have been delayed because of the recent resignation of University at Albany President Dr. Karen Hitchcock. WAMC's Brian Shields reports.
Montpelier, VT – The Public Service Board is assessing a plan that would give Vermont's largest employer an electric rate discount, while remaining customers of Green Mountain Power would see a rate increase. More from North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley.
Kingston, NY – An all-women's bipartisan Congressional delegation has returned from a nearly week-long trip to Iraq. Two of the Congresswomen hail from New York, and WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with them about what they accomplished for women in Iraq, and what lies ahead.
Albany, NY – Local races such as mayor, county sheriff, town board and city council dominate this years election in NYS, but voters will decide the fate of two statewide ballot questions. WAMC's Brian Shields reports .
Pittsfield, MA – At the end of last week, Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney toured Pittsfield in Berkshire Country. He used the the old General Electric site as an example of what he'd like to see more of across the state. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson has more.
Boston, MA – Massachusetts senators unveiled an economic stimulus package yesterday. Part of the plan sets out to attract more international visitors to the state. It's a goal shared by many destinations after overseas visitors dropped off sharply after 9/11...including the Berkshires. More from our Berkshire Bureau Chief Kelly Wilkinson.