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WAMC New England News
10:57 am
Mon September 21, 2009

1 Million for Mass Arts

The Big Check for Massachusetts Cultural Non-Profits

Stockbridge, MA – Arts leaders and legislators from all over Massachusetts gathered at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge this past Friday for the announcement of over 1 million dollars in stimulus money for Massachusetts cultural organizations. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there

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WAMC New England News
4:50 pm
Fri September 18, 2009

Governor Patrick Talks On Senate Appointment

Governor Patrick, flanked by his cabinet staff, spoke at Richmond Consolidated School

Richmond, Ma – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has been recovering from hip surgery at his Berkshire home for the past 2 weeks. To conduct the people's business, he had his cabinet meet with him at the Richmond Consolidated School where they held their weekly briefing. Afterward, the governor spoke about his position on appointing an interim senator to fill the vacant Massachusetts seat. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there

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WAMC New England News
10:56 am
Fri September 18, 2009

Citizenship day in the Berkshires

New Citizens are recognized on Citizenship Day at Berkshire Immigrant Center

Pittsfield, MA – Thursday was Citizenship Day, and thousands of hopeful immigrants were sworn in as official United States citizens. To celebrate the day, The Berkshire Immigrant Center hosted a potluck dinner to honor individuals from the region who were recently sworn in. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there

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WAMC New England News
8:42 am
Fri September 18, 2009

Non-Profits Collaborate to Spread Resources

Berkshire County – For many non-profits these days, funding is down but the need is up, whether it be food, shelter or jobs. One way for these groups to maximize resources is to collaborate. The Cross Cultural Action Network of Berkshire County hosted a panel discussion this afternoon (Thursday) on how to share resources and expand their reach. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there

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WAMC New England News
8:33 am
Fri September 18, 2009

BARKA Foundation, Working in Africa and the Berkshires

BARKA Foundation

Massachusetts – Burkina Faso (bur-kee-na fah-so) is a landlocked country in West Africa that struggles with rampant poverty and disease. According to the CIA World Fact Book, the unemployment rate is more than 70 percent and the nation's economy is mainly subsidized by international aid. In recent years, a couple from the Berkshires started the BARKA Foundation to help those in Burkina. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
8:21 am
Fri September 18, 2009

Full Interview with BARKA Foundation

BARKA Foundation

Massachusetts – Burkina Faso (bur-kee-na fah-so) is a landlocked country in West Africa that struggles with rampant poverty and disease. According to the CIA World Fact Book, the unemployment rate is more than 70 percent and the nation's economy is mainly subsidized by international aid. In recent years, a couple from the Berkshires started the BARKA Foundation to help those in Burkina. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
3:43 pm
Wed September 16, 2009

Beacon Cinema Ahead of Schedule

Mayor James Ruberto sits in a theater seat in the nearly completed Beacon Cinema

Pittsfield, MA – The Beacon Cinema in Pittsfield has just 2 months left before its grand opening. Developers at the downtown property gave a private tour of the building after they announced the project will come in a month ahead of schedule. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there

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WAMC New England News
1:45 pm
Wed September 16, 2009

Rain Ruins Pittsfield Baseball Season

Pittsfield, MA – The opening season for Pittsfield's new professional baseball team was a strike. The American Defenders franchise ended up owing the city more than 30 thousand dollars in delinquent payments. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report

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WAMC New England News
1:26 pm
Tue September 15, 2009

Books Across Borders

Williamstown, Ma – The cities of Williamstown and Bennington are kicking off an event that hopes to promote literacy and local business. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on "Books Across Borders"

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WAMC New England News
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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