New England News

WAMC New England News
11:21 am
Wed March 17, 2010

Landmark Restoration Funding on the Chopping Block in DC

Berkshire County – The Obama White House is recommending a series of cuts to the National Park Service for the upcoming fiscal year. If passed in the house, the cuts could mean mixed results for Berkshire County and the surrounding areas. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz explains

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WAMC New England News
2:27 pm
Fri March 12, 2010

Oral History Project, Capturing Veterans Stories

Berkshire County – A Berkshire man is on a mission to collect interviews with every veteran in the county to make sure that their sacrifice is recognized, and that their story lives on. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

:Berkshire Veterans who would like to offer their story:
Bob Stevens: 413-637-0793

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WAMC New England News
2:01 pm
Thu March 11, 2010

Health Premium Caps on the Table

Massachusetts – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick wants to put a cap on health insurance increases but industry executives say they're not to blame for the problem. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
11:38 am
Thu March 11, 2010

Elected Officials Urge Census Participation

Pittsfield, MA – As the federal government conducts its first mass mailing for the 2010 census, Berkshire County officials are pushing to make sure every head is counted. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report

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WAMC New England News
2:40 pm
Wed March 10, 2010

Hancock Shaker Village Rolls Out 50th Anniversary Programming

A 3 day old piglet is the newest resident at Hancock

Hancock, MA – Hancock Shaker Village is a 750 acre living legacy in Berkshire County. This year the village celebrates the 50th anniversary of opening its doors to the public. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that the events slated for the upcoming year revolve around one of the Shakers' core principles, sustainability

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WAMC New England News
2:02 pm
Wed March 10, 2010

White Nose Bat Forum Slated for Pittsfield

Pittsfield, MA – White-nose bat syndrome has been decimating bat populations through out the northeast for at least 4 years, and the problem is spreading to the south and west. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that the Berkshire Museum is hosting an informational forum this weekend to help educate the general public about the bat epidemic

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WAMC New England News
1:42 pm
Mon March 8, 2010

Regional Library Systems Could Be Finished

Massachusetts – In Massachusetts, the regional library systems provide support and guidance for community libraries, but a severe cut proposed on Beacon Hill could mean the end of the road for the regional systems. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report

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WAMC New England News
11:18 am
Mon March 8, 2010

International Womens Day at Simon's Rock

Great Barrington, Ma – Bard College at Simon's Rock held their 9th annual International Women's Day Conference over the weekend. This year, the focus was on the sciences, and how to get more women engaged. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there


.International Women's Day Home.

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WAMC New England News
5:12 pm
Fri March 5, 2010

Berkshire Radio Personality Signs Off

Pittsfield, MA – After cancelling 2 press conferences, a Pittsfield-based radio talk show host has announced he is resigning from the local airwaves. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report

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WAMC New England News
2:18 pm
Fri March 5, 2010

Shakespeare and Co. Moving Toward Sustainibility

Lenox, Ma – Last fall, Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, went public with their financial troubles. The theater company struggled with costly capital projects, a top heavy business model, and the global financial meltdown. The group says they've cleaned up their books, and reorganized their debts thanks in part to a loan guarantee from an unlikely source, the USDA. Our Berkshire Bureau chief Charlie Deitz has the report

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