New England News

WAMC New England News
1:48 pm
Wed December 30, 2009

Governor Patrick Restores Transportation Money for Schools

Massachusetts – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has decided to reinstate 18 million dollars to regional school transportation budgets. The governor acknowledged that his proposed mid year cuts were devastating to regional school programs, and would have put many teachers out of work. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports ..

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WAMC New England News
11:58 am
Tue December 29, 2009

Patrick Not Sorry To See End Of 2009

Springfield, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick sat down for a series of year end interviews with reporters in Springfield Massachusetts.. It touched on a wide range of topics from the local impact of state budget cuts to Patrick's re-election prospects in 2010... WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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WAMC New England News
4:43 pm
Mon December 28, 2009

Unemployment: Down in Mass, Up in Berkshires

Berkshire County – The Massachusetts unemployment rate went down for the second month in a row, in contrast to the national average. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that Berkshire County unemployment actually increased in the latest report, and the state trust fund is almost empty

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WAMC New England News
12:01 pm
Mon December 28, 2009

Three Parties, One Seat, The Senate Race in the Berkshires

Berkshire County – In 3 weeks, Massachusetts voters will decide who will fill the late Senator Kennedy's seat in the nation's capitol. With low voter turnout being predicted, our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on how the political parties are trying to gain the advantage when Berkshire voters go to the polls

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WAMC New England News
2:30 pm
Fri December 18, 2009

BookMobile Ends in Western Mass

The BookMobile makes its last stop in the Berkshires at Bushnell Sage Library in Sheffield

Sheffield, MA – The Bookmoblie is a 75 year old tradition in Western Massachusetts, serving 59 public libraries through out the region. That service is coming to an end this month because of drastic funding cuts from the state. Friday, the book mobile made its last stop in Berkshire County, our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that the end of this institution could just be the tip of the iceberg for regional libraries in the Commonwealth

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WAMC New England News
9:30 am
Fri December 18, 2009

Berkshire Manufacturers Get Boost to Retain Jobs

Berkshire County – With banks still keeping a tight rein on credit lending, 6 Berkshire companies had to look to a state-financed firm to get needed capital. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that over 200 jobs were saved, or created, as a result

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WAMC New England News
2:16 pm
Thu December 17, 2009

Governor Patrick Pushes Ed Reform

Berkshire County – Massachusetts's Governor Deval Patrick visited 2 schools in northern Berkshire County Thursday. The governor is promoting his education reform package that now hangs in the balance in the house. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report

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WAMC New England News
10:24 am
Thu December 17, 2009

Berkshire Environmentalist in Copenhagen

100 Thousand March for Climate Change in Copenhagen
Susan Olshuff, Berkshire Environmentalist in Copenhagen

Copenhagen – As world leaders try to hammer out the future of climate change in Copenhagen, thousands of non-politicians are in the city to learn about climate change and what individuals can do to make a difference in their own communities. One such person is a Berkshire environmentalist named Susan Olshuff, she spoke with our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz from Copenhagen. They begin their conversation by discussing what the scene was like when she arrived this past weekend

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WAMC New England News
2:31 pm
Wed December 16, 2009

BART Charter Gets High Marks

Students learn traditional songs and dances at BART

Adams, MA – The Berkshire Arts and Technology Charter School hosted the Massachusetts Cultural Council to their campus Wednesday to demonstrate how arts programming has been successful in overall academic performance. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there

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WAMC New England News
9:07 am
Wed December 16, 2009

Everyday Hero, Ancient Solutions for Modern Problems

Flyer for 4th Rock, Rattle and Drum Pow Wow
Healing Winds

Stephentown, NY – Fidel Moreno is a Stephentown, New York resident who spends his time using the Native American healing arts to treat victims of trauma. Recently, Moreno has focused his work on healing veterans of foreign war, using ancient techniques to help these people reintegrate into modern society. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has spent time over the last 4 months with Moreno and his healing community

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