New England News

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

Health Care for All Massachusetts

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WAMC New England News
3:20 pm
Thu February 25, 2010

Berkshire Hills Schools Facing Staff Cuts Again

Great Barrington, Ma – The Berkshire Hills Regional School District is once again putting job cuts on the table as the administration struggles with next year's budget forecast. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report

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WAMC New England News
11:34 am
Thu February 25, 2010

Berkshire Medical Sees a 2000 Year Old Patient

Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Medical Center and the Berkshire Museum teamed up Thursday to put modern technology up against ancient mysteries as a 2300 year old mummy received a 64 slice CT scan. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there


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WAMC New England News
3:33 pm
Wed February 24, 2010

Clean Energy Projects Galore in Berkshires

Berkshire County – Berkshire County is slated to receive over 2 million dollars for clean energy projects all over the county, on top of that, Pittsfield will soon be able to claim the largest solar array in all of New England. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has more

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WAMC New England News
10:04 am
Tue February 23, 2010

Book Tells Stories of Guantanamo Lawyers

Springfield , MA – A new book tells the stories of several lawyers who volunteered to represent detainees at the American terrorist prison camp at Guantanamo. The book is ...The Guantanamo Lawyers: Inside a Prison, Outside the Law. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with the co-editor, Jonathan Hafetz, who is a participant in the National Security Project of the American Civil Liberties Union......

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