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WAMC New England News
11:29 am
Fri June 19, 2009

3rd Thrusdays in Pittsfield

Pittsfield, MA – The city of Pittsfield's Third Thursday festivals have helped to revitalize the downtown area by bringing 3 to 4 thousand people out every month. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on the most recent event

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WAMC New England News
10:59 am
Fri June 19, 2009

Biomass plants cause debate in Westen Mass

Massachusetts – Four wood-burning biomass plants are slated for development in Western Massachusetts. Environmental groups are trying to block development saying the plants are inefficient and destructive to the state's forest lands. WAMC's Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
10:44 am
Wed June 17, 2009

Pittsfield Budget

Pittsfield, MA – Pittsfield's Mayor, James Ruberto, presented the 2010 budget to the city council Tuesday afternoon. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports .

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WAMC New England News
5:10 pm
Mon June 15, 2009

Stimulus Funds for Clean Water

Massachusetts – Massachusetts has landed another cash injection from the federal stimulus program. This time over 185 million dollars for water treatment projects. WAMC s Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report

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WAMC New England News
11:22 am
Mon June 15, 2009

Laptops Experiment Gets Good Marks

Berkshire County – The Berkshire Wireless Learning Initiative is a pilot program meant to integrate technology with class room learning, that managed to put laptops in the hands of over 2,000 students. An assessment of the program found that educational goals are being met, but financing for the effort is becoming scarce. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports .

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WAMC New England News
3:53 pm
Fri June 12, 2009

Pension Reform on Beacon Hill

Massachusetts – In an effort to restore public faith in state government, the Massachusetts House and Senate unanimously passed a pension reform bill Thursday. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report

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WAMC New England News
4:06 pm
Thu June 11, 2009

Monthly Economic Indicators

Great Barrington, Ma – Research associates at American Institute for Economic Research share latest report findings with Charlie Deitz. The conversation begins with Research Fellow Polina Vlasenko's report on commercial loans...

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WAMC New England News
3:57 pm
Thu June 11, 2009

Williams Professor to Study Eclipse in July

Massachusetts – A Williams College Professor will be traveling to China next month to study a solar eclipse that is slated to be the longest one this century. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the story

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WAMC New England News
3:10 pm
Wed June 10, 2009

Housatonic Restoration Progress

Pittsfield, MA – Massachusetts environmental groups gathered Tuesday afternoon to survey the progress being made on the Housatonic River restoration project. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there

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WAMC New England News
10:42 am
Wed June 10, 2009

Youth Environmental Summit

Pittsfield, MA – Over 200 elementary and grammar school students in Berkshire County got a chance to learn about the environment from local experts and from each other at this year's Youth Environmental Summit. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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