New England News

WAMC New England News
5:14 pm
Thu April 22, 2010

Healthier Food Choices at South Berkshire Hospital

Great Barrington, Ma – Fairview hospital in Great Barrington is being recognized for its efforts to promote nutritious diets for patients and staff. WAMC'S Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports the hospital recently pulled all of its sugary beverages from the menu


HealthCare Without Harm's national initiatives

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WAMC New England News
2:32 pm
Thu April 22, 2010

Eco-Friendly Handicapped Accessible Ramp unveiled in Pittsfield

CET members and local officials cut the ribbon on the new ramp

Pittsfield, MA – On this 40th anniversary of Earth Day, a Pittsfield ecological firm unveils a new entrance ramp that's handicap accessible and environmentally friendly. WAMC's Charlie Deitz reports the firm was also handed a 100 thousand dollar check from the federal government

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WAMC New England News
3:51 pm
Wed April 21, 2010

New C-Note Unveiled, Made in Berkshire County

The New 100 Dollar Bill

Washington DC – Today the U.S. Treasury unveiled its new 100 dollar bill in Washington DC. The new note features moving graphics, color-shifting and about a dozen other new security features. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that the new bill was produced right in Berkshire County

For a link to the new bill's website Click here.

A video showing the new bill in production...

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WAMC New England News
10:59 am
Wed April 21, 2010

Stretch Code OK'd in Pittsfield

Pittsfield, MA – Massachusetts is set to enact its new building energy codes this summer which call for 15 percent more efficient buildings. Some communities are adopting an even more rigorous standard known as the stretch code. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that Pittsfield recently adopted the stretch code, putting the city in line for more state funding, but the city council is split over the decision

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WAMC New England News
9:47 am
Wed April 21, 2010

Poet Billy Collins Speaks In Springfield MA

Springfield, MA – Billy Collins, the former Poet Laureate of the United States and of New York State, was at Springfield Technical Community College in Springfield Massachusetts recently. He conducted a workshop with students and faculty and gave a public presentation. Collins also sat down with WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill .....

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WAMC New England News
4:43 pm
Mon April 19, 2010

A Berkshire Earth Day Roundup

Berkshire County – Berkshire County will be hosting over 60 events to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz takes a look at some of the green efforts around the county
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Additional Links to Events: Events through out Berkshire County

and Some Western Mass regional events

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WAMC New England News
11:57 am
Mon April 19, 2010

House OK's Casinos, Theaters Push Senate to Oppose

Massachusetts – The Massachusetts House voted overwhelmingly in favor of the expanded gaming bill last week. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that the Berkshire delegation was mostly against the bill, but as it moves on to the senate, the state's performance halls are trying to rally against its final passage

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WAMC New England News
11:48 am
Fri April 16, 2010

State Stimulus Director Gets First Hand Tour in the Berkshires

State officials, regional planners and mill managers start a tour of the Rising Mill

Housatonic, MA – The Massachusetts stimulus czar made a swing through Berkshire County this week to get a first-hand account of how federal dollars are being put to work. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that some of the funding has gone to job training, homelessness prevention, waste water treatment and road projects

: For a list of stimulus funded projects in Massachusetts look at the Massachusetts Recovery Site

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WAMC New England News
9:44 am
Fri April 16, 2010

Mass Attorney General on Cyber-Bullying

Massachusetts – The suicide of a South Hadley teenager has led lawmakers in Massachusetts to ratchet up protections against cyber-bullying and other cyber crimes. The problem is trying to enforce real world laws on a largely unregulated domain like the internet. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz spoke with Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley about how her office is working to do just that. They begin their conversation by discussing the need to bring the legal system up to date

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WAMC New England News
4:25 pm
Thu April 15, 2010

Lincoln Statue Model Back Home at Chesterwood

Lincoln model nearing completion
Chesterwood

Stockbridge, MA – After spending more than a year on display in Washington DC, the life-sized model used to create the 19 foot Abraham Lincoln Statue on the national mall returns home to the Berkshires. WAMC's Charlie Deitz reports


: Chesterwood in Stockbridge, home of "The Lincoln".

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