new england http://wamc.org en Letters From Sandy Hook-Newtown To The World http://wamc.org/post/letters-sandy-hook-newtown-world <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><em>Letters From Sandy Hook-Newtown To The World</em> is a deeply heartfelt collection of original letters written by members of the Sandy Hook-Newtown community, giving the world a simple and honest view into their lives.</p><p>Since the tragic events on December 14, 2012, the community has been shown a tremendous amount of love and compassion from all over the world in so many different forms. This book is a small offering from the people of Sandy Hook-Newtown, letting you know who they are and have always been.</p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79737 at http://wamc.org Letters From Sandy Hook-Newtown To The World Reports: Murray To Resign http://wamc.org/post/reports-murray-resign <p></p><div>BOSTON (AP) — Several people familiar with the decision say Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray is expected to step down to become head of the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 22 May 2013 13:49:25 +0000 Associated Press 65274 at http://wamc.org Reports: Murray To Resign Winter Storm: Patrick Closes MA Roads http://wamc.org/post/winter-storm-patrick-closes-ma-roads <p></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">BOSTON (AP) — The governor of Massachusetts is banning all traffic from roads after 4 p.m. today, when the worst of a powerful snowstorm is expected to be bearing down on New England.</span></p><p>It's believed to be the first traffic ban in the state since the blizzard of 1978.</p><p>Boston could get as much as three feet of snow, which would break the city's snowfall record of 27.6 inches.</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 19:27:15 +0000 Associated Press 57456 at http://wamc.org Winter Storm: Patrick Closes MA Roads Economists Predict Sluggish Growth in New Report http://wamc.org/post/economists-predict-sluggish-growth-new-report <p>A new&nbsp; four-year economic forecast released by the New England Economic Partnership is predicting sluggish economic growth throughout New England.<br><br>The New England Economic Partnership is predicting that Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont will have the strongest economies among the six New England states, but most in the region will not return to pre-recession employment levels until 2015.&nbsp; Vermont Economy Newsletter Publisher and Economist Dick Heaps says the forecast is no surprise.<br> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:20:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 53414 at http://wamc.org Economists Predict Sluggish Growth in New Report Report Predicts Sluggish Economic Growth in New England http://wamc.org/post/report-predicts-sluggish-economic-growth-new-england <p></p><p></p><p>A new report predicts continued sluggish economic growth in New England and cautions that most states in the region will not return to pre-recession employment levels until 2015.</p><p>The four-year forecast released Wednesday by the New England Economic Partnership says Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont will have the strongest economies in the six-state region, while Rhode Island will continue to experience the highest unemployment.</p><p>The economists said Maine and Connecticut will also struggle to reach pre-recession jobs levels before the end of 2016.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 53369 at http://wamc.org Report Predicts Sluggish Economic Growth in New England Jobless Rate Ticks Down in Region in May; RI Leads http://wamc.org/post/jobless-rate-ticks-down-region-may-ri-leads <p>New&nbsp;England&#39;s&nbsp;unemployment rate ticked down one-tenth of a percentage point in May and is near its lowest level since January 2009.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Lucas Willard reports&hellip;</p><p>The New&nbsp;England office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday the jobless rate in the region was 6.8 percent last month, down from 6.9 percent in April. Officials say it has fallen 1.1 by percent in the last year.</p><p>The national rate is 8.2 percent.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:34:15 +0000 Lucas Willard 41923 at http://wamc.org Jobless Rate Ticks Down in Region in May; RI Leads