The Berkshire LifeStream - WAMC Mass/VT News
Berkshire Flyer Project Takes Another Step Forward
Western Massachusetts Democrat Adam Hinds says the state Senate budget will include funding for the Berkshire Flyer rail project a key step in the long process of reestablishing regular rail service between New York City and the Berkshires.
May 27 1:30PM WAMC-Mass/VT News

Massachusetts Senate Votes More Money For Transit Authorities
The Massachusetts Senate has passed a state budget bill that includes funding to avert service cuts by regional transit authorities.
May 27 1:22PM WAMC-Mass/VT News

Pittsfield Prepares For Annual Memorial Day Parade
Pittsfield's Commissioner of Public Services says the city is hard at work preparing for Monday's Memorial Day Parade.
May 26 8:59PM WAMC-Mass/VT News

Mayor's Longtime Chief Of Staff Leaving City Hall To Run Springfield Housing Authority
A new director has been picked for the second-largest public housing authority in Massachusetts.
May 26 4:47PM WAMC-Mass/VT News

Gaming Commission Considering MGM Springfield's Request To Serve Alcohol Past 'Last Call
Massachusetts casino regulators are weighing a request from MGM to serve alcohol until 4 a.m. on the gambling floor of the soon-to-open Springfield casino.
May 26 2:17PM WAMC-Mass/VT News

Pittsfield Revitalization Project To Recieve State Funding In 2019 Budget
Massachusetts State Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier says she's secured funding for a Pittsfield revitalization project.
May 26 1:30PM WAMC-Mass/VT News

Rapist Famous For Evading Justice Establishes Skydiving Business In North Adams, Questions Delays
A business owner who received international infamy for two sexual assaults in the 1980s has brought his skydiving company to North Adams, Massachusetts.
May 25 7:33PM WAMC-Mass/VT News

Free Bus Service "The Loop" To Debut With MGM Springfield Casino
Details have been announced about a free shuttle bus that will debut later this year with the opening of the MGM Springfield casino.
May 25 6:01PM WAMC-Mass/VT News

Florence Memorial Day Parade To Step Off For 150th Time
A Memorial Day parade marks a milestone in western Massachusetts this year.
May 25 2:45PM WAMC-Mass/VT News

Airbnb Laws Unlikely To Pass This Legislative Session
Vermont legislators say a proposed law that would require people renting out their homes to register with the state likely won't pass during the special session.
May 25 3:20AM WAMC-Mass/VT News

Forest Rangers Will Inspect Firewood During Holiday Weekend
Forestry officials in New Hampshire are warning people to be aware about firewood sources.
May 25 12:40AM WAMC-Mass/VT News

North Adams Mayor Reflects On First Six Months In Office
North Adams Mayor Tom Bernard is approaching the end of his first six months in office. He recently spoke with WAMC about what he's accomplished and what challenges face the smallest city in Massachusetts.
May 24 10:20PM WAMC-Mass/VT News

Advocacy Group Expects Unexpects Negative Consequences From Medicaid Changes
Earlier this year, the Trump Administration announced a new policy that allows states to adopt new Medicaid policy initiatives. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, it is designed to improve health by making work a requirement for Medicaid coverage for certain beneficiaries. Several states have begun to implement such programs.
May 24 10:15PM WAMC-Mass/VT News

Advocacy Group Expects Unexpected Negative Consequences From Medicaid Changes
Earlier this year, the Trump Administration announced a new policy that allows states to adopt new Medicaid policy initiatives. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, it is designed to improve health by making work a requirement for Medicaid coverage for certain beneficiaries. Several states have begun to implement such programs.
May 24 10:15PM WAMC-Mass/VT News

Police Find Vermont Shooting Suspect's Vehicle In New York
A Vermont police department says the vehicle of a suspect wanted in the shooting death of a South Burlington woman has been found in New York.
May 24 9:15PM WAMC-Mass/VT News

Massachusetts Senate Adds Rural School Aid Funding To Budget
The Massachusetts Senate has adopted a budget amendment from State Senator Adam Hinds that would impact rural school districts.
May 24 7:40PM WAMC-Mass/VT News

Springfield Museum Hosts First Major Exhibit Of Paintings By The Kaulas
A pair of New England-based American Impressionist painters - husband and wife - who had no interest in commercial gain and shunned the spotlight are the subjects of a new exhibit at the Springfield Museums.
May 24 6:33PM WAMC-Mass/VT News

Departing Berkshire Regional Planning Commission Leader Looks To Future
Nathaniel Karns, 65, left the office of the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission for the final time on Friday, ending a 24-year run as the organization's executive director.
May 24 4:20PM WAMC-Mass/VT News

Springfield Firefighters To Carry Narcan To Combat Overdoses
Firefighters in the largest city in western Massachusetts are now responding to emergency calls equipped with an opioid overdose reversal drug.
May 24 3:09PM WAMC-Mass/VT News

Representative Welch Demands EPA Release Results Of Chemical Study
Vermont Democratic Representative Peter Welch has joined 12 other members of Congress in demanding the Environmental Protection Agency release a study on the health effects of chemical contaminants.
May 24 1:20AM WAMC-Mass/VT News