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WAMC New England News
2:51 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Trash turned to energy in Pittsfield

Pittsfield, Ma – In a traditional garbage dump, waste will sit in a landfill decomposing over time, this method uses up a lot of land, and releases massive amounts of methane gas into the atmosphere. In Northern Berkshire County, garbage is converted into usable energy. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports from Covanta Pittsfield .

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WAMC New England News
2:42 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Two Families Get Homes for the Holidays

PIttsfield, Ma – Two families will be moving into their new Pittsfield homes this week, thanks to the Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity and a lot of "sweat" equity. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
2:35 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Norman Rockwell Museum gets National Award

Stockbridge, Ma – The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge was honored with the National Humanities Medal last week. This is the first time the award has been awarded to a museum, the Humanities medal normally goes to individual scholars, writers or philanthropists. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
3:47 am
Fri November 21, 2008

NanoWrimo in full swing

Berkshires – November is National Novel Writing Month. A contest that challenges writers to start and finish a 50 thousand word manuscript in 30 days. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports .

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WAMC New England News
3:12 am
Fri November 21, 2008

Tanglewood Releases New Summer Lineup

Lenox, Ma – The Tanglewood Music Festival announced their Summer 2009 lineup. As the summer home for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood has been doing this festival for over 70 years in Lenox, Massachusetts. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the preview .

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WAMC New England News
7:13 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Protesters ask for charges to be dropped against UMass student

Northampton, MA – Protestors marched through the streets of Northampton Massachusetts Wednesday evening to call on the local prosecutor to drop charges against a former UMass student accused in a racially tinged assault.WAMC's Paul Tuthill reports. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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WAMC New England News
3:32 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Census more important as population declines

Berkshire County, Ma – The national census takes place April 1st, 2010. Even though it's still over a year away, politicians and community leaders in the Berkshires are beginning efforts to make sure that every resident is counted. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
3:26 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Miss Hall's School, a leadership factory for girls

Berkshire County, MA – New York Times best selling author, Rachel Simmons, recently joined the all girls' Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield as a scholar in residence. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the story

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WAMC New England News
3:16 am
Thu November 20, 2008

People with disabilities making art for money

Great Barrington, MA – A Great Barrington group teaches disabled adults to make hand-crafted art products. The group has recently started to sell these products in order to offset the economic downturn felt by non-profits all over. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that their plan is working

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WAMC New England News
4:01 am
Wed November 19, 2008

Congressional Black Caucus visits Williams College

Williams College – Williams College played host to nine members of the Congressional Black caucus Monday night. WAMC's Berkshire bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there

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