New England News

WAMC New England News
4:50 pm
Mon March 29, 2010

CT Red Cross Workers Vote YES on Strike

Connecticut – After a year of unsuccessful contract negotiations, Red Cross union workers in Connecticut voted overwhelmingly in favor of a strike if the two sides can't come to an agreement. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report .

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WAMC New England News
12:11 pm
Mon March 29, 2010

Dams Could Pose Risk to Residents, and Checkbooks

Berkshire County – Heavy rains in the region mean more stress on aging dams, in Massachusetts the Department of Conservation and Recreation released a report listing the condition of over 2000 dams in the Commonwealth. About 60 dams were found to be highly hazardous and in poor condition. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
12:14 pm
Fri March 26, 2010

Chance # 2 for Western Mass Broadband

Western Massachusetts – After striking out the first time, Western Massachusetts submitted its second application for federal broadband dollars today. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that a growing movement wants to make sure high quality broadbadn gets delivered...

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WAMC New England News
4:05 pm
Thu March 25, 2010

Massachusetts Regional Library Systems Could Be Merged

Massachusetts – Regional library systems in Massachusetts could soon be consolidated into one system, which has patrons and library employees in Western Massachusetts afraid that some of the most valued services will be cut. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that a grass roots movement in the region has already netted over 1000 supporters .

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WAMC New England News
11:58 am
Thu March 25, 2010

North Adams Scrambles to Pay Health Bills

North Adams, Ma – The City of North Adams has been underfunding their health insurance trust for city employees for at least the last 2 years. Now the city has to come up with hundreds of thousands of dollars just to balance the rest of this year's budget, not to mention what the administration will owe next year. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
2:22 pm
Wed March 24, 2010

Ramsdell Library Fate Uncertain, Again

Ramdell Library Supporters pack in for a photo

Housatonic, MA – Residents of the small Berkshire village of Housatonic fought with town officials for months to make sure their community library would stay open. Recently a resident of the village submitted a petition to close the library once and for all, which forces residents to vote on the issue at the upcoming town meeting. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the story

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WAMC New England News
11:20 am
Wed March 24, 2010

MCLA Hosts Activists for Education

North Adams, Ma – Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams played host to some high profile figures in education and the media earlier this week. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that the focus of the visit was to engage students on the issue of inequality in today's education system

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WAMC New England News
9:34 am
Tue March 23, 2010

MA Health Care Industry May Change Under National Reform

Massachusetts – National health care legislation has providers and insurers in Massachusetts wondering what changes are in store for a state that's three years ahead of landmark reform. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that the health care industry is still a few steps behind the politicians

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WAMC New England News
11:51 am
Mon March 22, 2010

National Health Reform Impacts in Massachusetts

Massachusetts – National health care reform duplicates a lot of the programs that Massachusetts already has in place since they went through their own health reform back in 2006. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that there are still some areas of improvement for the Commonwealth, and national reform helps to close the gap

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WAMC New England News
9:34 am
Mon March 22, 2010

Patrick Promotes Jobs Created By Stimulus Bill

Springfield, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick talked about jobs and economic development at a series of events in Western Massachusetts Friday... Continued high unemployment in Massachusetts is threatening to open a budget gap in the state program that provides health insurance to low income residents....WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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