New England News

New England News
6:15 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Nurses,Hospital Representatives To Talk With Strike Looming

With a one day strike looming, talks are to resume Thursday between unionized nurses and a western Massachusetts hospital.  WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.

New England News
7:30 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Massachusetts Mortgage Borrowers Eligible For Payments

WAMC

Some people who lost their homes to foreclosure by a big bank in Massachusetts may be eligible for payments.  WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.

Read more
New England News
6:00 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Berkshire Community College Recieves $88K for Investment in STEM Education

The 15 community colleges in Massachusetts have received $4 million in grant money to increase skill training and support job creation in the Commonwealth. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard has more…

The grants were announced yesterday by Governor Deval Patrick are through the state’s Performance Incentive Fund, which is part of the administration’s pledge to strengthen the state’s public education system via the Vision Project. Education Secretary Paul Reville.

Read more
WAMC News
5:50 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Vermont Town Deciding Fate of Former School

A Vermont town is holding a meeting to discuss the future of a now-vacant school.

Options for the Perkinsville School include stabilizing a portion built in 1879 and demolishing additions, and rehabilitating one addition for lease to a private school.

The Eagle Times reports the costs for the proposals range from $570,000 to $1.35 million.

The Weathersfield Selectboard is hosting the meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Martin Memorial Hall in Ascutney. It has to decide on a proposal by Oct. 1 so residents can vote on it on Nov. 6.

WAMC News
5:40 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

New Executive Director at Vermont Commission on Women

The Vermont Commission on Women has a new executive director.

Cary Brown of Montpelier most recently served as internship coordinator for Norwich University. Previously, she served as interim executive director of Turtle Island Children's Center and the director of girls' programs for Vermont Works for Women, a nonprofit that supports training and work in non-traditional fields for girls. She also directed the Women in Technology Project, a summer technology camp for girls at Vermont Technical College.

Brown joins the commission at the end of October.

WAMC News
5:20 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Funding Continues for Vermont Veteran's Home

Governor Peter Shumlin says the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will continue funding the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.

The administrator of the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington says the staff pulled together and worked until the last minute to pass a federal inspection that will allow the facility to keep its federal Medicare funding.

The home had faced a loss of $10 million in federal funding after inspectors found a series of deficiencies in care.

Read more
New England News
5:13 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Berkshire Communities Hold Together on PCB Cleanup

A stretch of the Housatonic River undergoing remediation
Berkshire Environmental Action Team

The leaders of several Berkshire communities are united in their stance to support to remove harmful PCBs from the Housatonic River, while no plan has yet been proposed by General Electric or the EPA on the cleanup of the so-called Rest of River. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports….

Read more
WAMC News
5:10 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

Vermont Begins Shipping Radioactive Waste to Texas

Nearly 20 years after the Vermont and Texas Legislatures first agreed to have Vermont ship low-level radioactive waste to the Lone Star State, the first shipment of waste has been made.

The Texas-Vermont Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact Commission was created by the two states in 1993. Then it took years for a disposal site in West Texas to win state licensing there.

Read more
New England News
6:30 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Gambling Commission Looks To Issue First Casino License In 2014

WAMC

The first casino license in Massachusetts may not be issued until late February 2014 under a schedule proposed Tuesday by gaming industry regulators.  WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports.

   The master schedule proposed to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission was called “ prudent” by commission Chairman Stephen Crosby.

Read more
WAMC News
6:20 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Senators Request Review of Dairy Pricing System

Dairy Cows
WAMC

Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is joining his colleagues from Maine, New York and Minnesota in calling for a review of federal dairy price supports.

Read more

Pages