New England News

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


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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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WAMC New England News
2:34 pm
Thu March 4, 2010

Local Employment Board Recognized by State

The Berkshire County regional Employment Board accepts its award from the state

Pittsfield, MA – The Berkshire County Regional Employment Board is being recognized, and rewarded, for their efforts to keep the region's job market moving forward. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report

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WAMC New England News
5:14 pm
Wed March 3, 2010

Berkshire Residents Voice Health Care Concerns

Pittsfield, MA – Governor Deval Patrick is sending his department of insurance around Massachusetts to listen to the concerns of residents and small business owners as they discuss rising health care costs. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz attended the only hearing in Western Massachusetts

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WAMC New England News
12:14 pm
Wed March 3, 2010

Norman Rockwell Museum, Behind the Scenes in Art Acquisition

Stockbridge, MA – As illustration art gains stature in the world of art collectors, original pieces are fetching millions of dollars on the open market. The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge has branded itself as the regional hub for illustration art, and since it's getting harder and harder for the museum to actually buy original pieces, they have to get creative in order to offer fresh material to their visitors. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that each new acquisition has its own story

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WAMC New England News
3:38 pm
Mon March 1, 2010

Hillcrest Dental Expands, State Dental Funding May Shrink

Pittsfield, MA – The Hillcrest Dental Center in Pittsfield is Berkshire County's lead agency for providing oral health to residents on state funded health care. The center has just completed an expansion project that will open up 2000 more slots, but proposed cuts from the state could slash services for the clinic's neediest customers. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
11:26 am
Mon March 1, 2010

Read Across America, Berkshires and Beyond

Massachusetts – This week, educators and community leaders through out the United States are commemorating the birthday of Doctor Seuss by participating in "Read Across America", an event that encourages adults to read to children. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on some local efforts to increase literacy


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WAMC New England News
10:54 am
Fri February 26, 2010

Healthcare for All Reacts to Televised Meeting

Massachusetts – Even though Massachusetts went through comprehensive health care reform a few years ago, a leading group says reform at the national level will still yield dividends for Bay State residents. The morning after a televised health care meeting in Washington, our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz follows up with Health Care for All Massachusetts

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