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WAMC New England News
10:35 am
Thu March 26, 2009

South Berkshire Youth Coalition, Round 2 Drug Forums

Great Barrington, MA – A 2007 survey by the South Berkshire Youth Coalition found that 20 percent of high school students attended school drunk or high within the year. Since that time the coalition has been working to curb the use of drugs among youth. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
10:57 am
Wed March 25, 2009

Pittsfield Ward 3 Candidate Paul Capitanio

Berkshire County – Two candidates are vying for the Ward Three City Councilor position in Pittsfield. Yesterday , our Berkshire Bureau Chief interviewed candidate Melissa Mazzeo, today we feature her competitor, Paul Capitanio, he starts off by explaining his experience in public service

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WAMC New England News
2:19 am
Wed March 25, 2009

ART at Berkshire County ARC

Pat Hogan and Kathy work together to create a painting
ART at BCARC

Lee, Ma – Artistic Realization Technologies, or ART, helps artists with disabilities to create their works by pairing them with non-disabled artists that perform the physical work. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on an ART program at a Berkshire area day treatment facility

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WAMC New England News
4:09 am
Tue March 24, 2009

Pittsfield Ward 3 Candidate Melissa Mazzeo

Berkshire County – In Pittsfield, the Ward three councilor position is up for grabs, with an election slated for March 31st. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz spoke with both candidates about their platforms. Today we feature his conversation with candidate Melissa Mazzeo, she starts off talking about her experience in public service .

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WAMC New England News
11:39 am
Mon March 23, 2009

World Water Day comes to Great Barrington

Great Barrington, MA – World Water Day is a global event, started by the United Nations in 1993, aimed at bringing awareness to water related issues ranging from sanitation to scarcity. Every year on March 22nd, hundreds of events take place across the globe, this year an event was held in Great Barrington. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
3:34 am
Mon March 23, 2009

ACEC one step closer for Upper Housatonic

Berkshire County – The Upper Housatonic River is one step closer to being designated as an area of critical environmental concern, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report

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WAMC New England News
10:49 am
Fri March 20, 2009

Groups try to get immigrants to report on census

Pittsfield, Ma – Even though the census is a year away, groups in Berkshire County are starting to get the word out to make sure that every head is counted. WAMC's Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
1:08 am
Fri March 20, 2009

ID Theft in Berkshires

Berkshire County – A recent phone scam targeting Greylock Federal Credit Union members prompted at least 70 Pittsfield residents to call the credit union and the authorities. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that although the scam was mostly unsuccessful, identity theft in the area is up

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WAMC New England News
10:39 am
Thu March 19, 2009

Hillcrest Educational Honors Heroes

Pittsfield, Ma – The Hillcrest Educational Centers held their 8th Annual St Patrick's Day Fundraiser Wednesday evening. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that the event raised more money than last year, in spite of the recession

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WAMC New England News
3:36 am
Thu March 19, 2009

Affordable Housing Comes to Great Barrington

Great Barrington, MA – The town of Great Barrington hasn't had an affordable housing project for over 15 years, until this week. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on the Hillside Project

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