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5:12 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Regional Veteran's Benefit Centers Recieve Part of $15 Million Federal Grant

The US Department of Labor’s Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program has  awarded $15 million to veterans benefit programs across the country, including one-and-a-half million in Massachusetts alone. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard took a look at how the grants will affect the region.

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WAMC News, North Country News
5:08 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Business Survey Indicates Growth in Optimism

A new survey finds increased optimism over Vermont’s economic future.

The Vermont Business Roundtable released the results of it most recent CEO Economic Outlook Survey on Tuesday assessing the 6 month economic outlook of 120 company leaders across Vermont. The key findings from the second quarter of 2012 found an expected 7-percent increase in stable company sales; an expected 5-percent increase in stable capital spending and an expected five percent decrease in stable employment levels. King Arthur Flour CEO Steve Voigt is Chair of the Business Roundtable.

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New England News
4:30 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Finance Control Board For MBTA Proposed

A bipartisan group of  Massachusetts State  Senators is proposing a new  governing board for the MBTA to go along with a $50 million  financial bailout.   WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports.

           

            State Senator Gale Candaras of Wilbraham says the MBTA, which operates public transit in the greater Boston area, should not get any more money unless management changes.

New England News
6:25 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Possible Transit Fare Hikes Protested

People in downtown Springfield MA protest possible public transit fare hikes
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The Massachusetts legislature is considering a stop gap funding bill to help out the state’s transit authorities.  People who depend on public transportation hope it will be enough to avoid fare  hikes.  WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports

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WAMC News, North Country News
5:07 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Report Criticizes Potential Tar Sands Pipeline

Environmental groups in Maine and Vermont have issued a report critical of what they say is a potential plan for tar sands oil to be piped across northern New England.

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New England News
4:39 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

Brown Rejects Kennedy Institute Debate Invite

Senator Scott Brown’s campaign says the Republican incumbent won’t take part in a debate hosted by the Kennedy Institute  and U-Mass Boston.  WAMC”s Paul Tuthill reports.

New England News
12:30 pm
Tue June 19, 2012

New School Superintendent Introduces Improvement Plan

  A new superintendent has been selected to lead the second largest public school system in Massachusetts.   The next  superintendent of schools in Springfield Massachusetts is a home grown product,  as we hear from WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.

        Daniel Warwick, who started his career in education in 1976  as a teacher in the Springfield Public Schools, became a principal, a special education  supervisor, and eventually deputy superintendent, has been picked to be the  troubled urban school districts new chief administrator.

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New England News
9:07 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

New Superintendent Chosen For Springfield MA Public Schools

Daniel Warwick,chosen to be the new Springfield superintendent of schools
WAMC

The second largest public school district in Massachusetts will have a new  superintendent of schools by July 1st.  WAMC’s Paul Tuthill reports.

            Daniel Warwick, who began his career in education as a teacher in the public schools in Springfield Mass in 1976, and is currently deputy superintendent, has been picked to be the troubled school systems next chief administrator.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Bathroom Bill Faces Criticism

Retailers in Massachusetts are concerned over a bill in the state’s legislature that would require businesses to allow the public to use employee rest rooms or face a penalty. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports…

The bill filed by Representative Louis Kafka serves to ensure private restroom access in retail businesses for those suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases. Advocates for those individuals with conditions like Chron’s disease are in support of the measure, while opponents think the bill would open the door to a new set of problems.

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New England News
5:11 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Bennington Health Care Facilities Recieve Grants Due to Cancer Rate

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The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation has given 78-thousand-dollars in aid to health care centers in Bennington County, Vermont, as one of the areas identified with the highest need for breast cancer screenings in the region. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard reports...

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