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12:57 pm
Thu June 25, 2009

Wind Turbine Forum in Pittsfield

Pittsfield, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has put forth an initiative to generate 2000 megawatts of wind power by the year 2020. Most of the on-shore turbine sites are located in the Berkshires. State officials hosted a forum at Berkshire Community College Wednesday to hear from residents about how to move forward.

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WAMC New England News
8:34 am
Thu June 25, 2009

Rain Slows Farmers

Northeast – With almost three weeks of constant rainy weather, farmers in the NORTHEAST are seeing some of their crops GO to waste. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report

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WAMC New England News
12:15 pm
Wed June 24, 2009

Health Care Reform with Congressman Peter Welch

Washington D.C. – Vermont Congressman Peter Welch held his third telephone Town Hall Meeting Tuesday night. This page includes excerpts of the discussion, which focused entirely on health care...

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WAMC New England News
8:32 am
Tue June 23, 2009

PCBs and The Housatonic, Then and Now

Berkshire County – In 1979, the EPA banned the use of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (bi-fenn-uls), or PCB's, as a result of their devastating effects on the environment and the human body. Thirty years later, researchers are still discovering the harmful repercussions of the one-time super fluid. General Electric's Pittsfield plant was the primary source of PCB contamination in the Housatonic River. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on PCB's in the Housatonic, then and now .

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WAMC New England News
3:27 pm
Mon June 22, 2009

Cong Welch hears from local business owners

Bennington, Vt – Vermont's Congressman Peter Welch hosted a discussion in Bennington today to see how well small businesses in the area are doing, and to hear recommendations for the Small Business Administration. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there

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WAMC New England News
11:36 am
Fri June 19, 2009

Immigration Reform Group Comes to Pittsfield

Pittsfield, MA – A Boston based immigrant advocacy group visited Pittsfield Thursday to create a ground swell of support for national immigration reform. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there

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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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