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12:20 pm
Mon September 14, 2009

Over 100 Mass. Towns Get State Help to go Green

Massachusetts – The state of Massachusetts will be providing grant money to over 100 towns in order to help them become certified as "Green Communities". Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report

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WAMC New England News
2:02 pm
Fri September 11, 2009

Berkshire Bike Path Plans Underway

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Berkshire Bike Path Council

Berkshire County – Plans for building a bike path connecting Vermont to Connecticut via the Berkshires are underway. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on the progress

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WAMC New England News
11:17 am
Fri September 11, 2009

A Family Heals by Helping

Don and Sally Goodrich in Afghanistan
Photo courtesy of Kathleen Rafig

North Adams, Ma – Eight years ago, the Goodrich family lost their son Peter on Flight 175, which hit the second tower. The Berkshire family has since taken to advocating for victims' rights and working to help the citizens of Afghanistan. Their journey has even led them to build a school for girls in one of Afghanistan's most dangerous provinces. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on the Goodrich's, eight years later .

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WAMC New England News
11:00 am
Thu September 10, 2009

Senator Kerry Pushes for Interim Senate Appointment

Boston – Before attending President Obama's address to congress last night (Wednesday), Senator John Kerry was in Boston to testify in favor of an interim appointment to fill the vacant Massachusetts Senate seat. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the review

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WAMC New England News
3:53 pm
Wed September 9, 2009

Mass Schools Floated by Stimulus For Now

Massachusetts – Public school districts through out Massachusetts were hit hard by cuts at the state level. Many of those cuts were softened by federal stimulus money which is set to run out after 2011. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz takes a look at the state's new funding structure, and what it could mean for the future of public schools

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WAMC New England News
10:55 am
Wed September 9, 2009

LEAD Academy at MCLA, Volunteering and Student Success

North Adams, Ma – Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts houses a student run program that focuses on volunteerism, community engagement and academic success. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on the LEAD academy now in its 5th year

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WAMC New England News
4:38 pm
Fri September 4, 2009

Creative Economy Council Releases 1st Report

Massachusetts – Massachusetts is the first state in the union to form a state wide creative economy council, a group that seeks to protect and advocate for people in the industry. The council compiled its first report, released Thursday, on the state's creative economy, and made some recommendations for the future. Charlie Deitz has the details

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WAMC New England News
11:14 am
Fri September 4, 2009

Coakley First Out of Gate

Massachusetts – MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL AND BERKSHIRE NATIVE, MARTHA COAKLEY, HAS MADE IT OFFICIAL. SHE IS THE FIRST CANDIDATE TO GO PUBLIC ABOUT HER INTENTIONS TO RUN FOR THE VACANT SENATE SEAT, PREVIOUSLY HELD BY SENATOR KENNEDY. COAKLEY MADE HER FORMAL ANNOUNCEMENT THURSDAY MORNING, AND SHORTLY AFTER SPOKE WITH OUR BERKSHIRE BUREAU CHIEF CHARLIE DEITZ ABOUT HER ASPIRATIONS .

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WAMC New England News
4:13 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Mass Group says Higher Ed is Dismal

Massachusetts – The Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts says the state is neglecting its duty to provide affordable education to residents. The group claims that Massachusetts is among the lowest when it comes to spending on higher education. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
12:28 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Berkshire Med Makes Layoffs, Regional Hospitals Making Cuts

Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Medical Center has announced its second round of layoffs in three months, putting 65 more people out of work. State funding cuts and reduced revenues have been forcing hospitals around the region to make some hard choices. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz explores the issue .

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