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WAMC New England News
12:05 pm
Mon December 14, 2009

Gang Related Activity in Great Barrington

Great Barrington, Ma – Great Barrington and surrounding communities have witnessed a rise in intimidating and gang related activity over the past year. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that the movement follows the increasing heroin trade in the region .

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WAMC New England News
11:43 am
Mon December 14, 2009

Gang Related Activity in Great Barrington

Great Barrington, Ma – Great Barrington and surrounding communities have witnessed a rise in intimidating and gang related activity over the past year. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that the movement follows the increasing heroin trade in the region .

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WAMC New England News
4:33 pm
Fri December 11, 2009

Egremont Inn Lost to Fire, 229 Years Old

Egremont Inn after a fire claimed most of the building

Egremont, Ma – A revolutionary war-era building in Egremont, Massachusetts has been destroyed by a fire that started early Friday morning. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was on the scene after emergency workers got the blaze under control

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WAMC New England News
11:29 am
Fri December 11, 2009

Strike Averted, North Adams Hospital Workers Hammer Out Deal

North Adams, Ma – Thursday's marathon negotiation between workers and management at North Adams Regional Hospital has led to a tentative contract, which in turn means the strike is canceled indefinitely. Both sides were compelled by community support and local lawmakers to reach a resolution. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the update

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WAMC New England News
12:16 pm
Thu December 10, 2009

Norman Rockwell's Director, Diplomat to Russia

Laurie Norton Moffatt in Moscow's Red Square
Photo courtesy of Norman Rockwell Museum. All rights reserved.

Stockbridge, MA – Norman Rockwell Museum's Executive Director Laurie Norton Moffatt has been selected to represent the United States as an official delegate on a cultural diplomacy trip to Russia this week. Moffatt is part of a Bilateral Commission created by the two countries to foster deeper understanding and a cultural exchange. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz spoke with Moffatt while she was in Moscow, they begin their conversation by talking about how she was chosen for this post

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WAMC New England News
2:34 pm
Wed December 9, 2009

Charter School Proposal In South Berkshire

A community member testifies in charter school forum

Great Barrington, Ma – The Massachusetts Department of Education is exploring the option of opening 7 new charter schools through out the state. One proposal is for the Housatonic River Charter School in South Berkshire County, Tuesday night a public hearing in Lenox gave the community a chance to weigh in. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
12:10 pm
Wed December 9, 2009

Berkshire County Post Primary Wrap

Berkshire County – Turnout was low, but decidedly in favor of Coakley

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WAMC New England News
2:43 pm
Mon December 7, 2009

Where to Vote in Massachusetts

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Massachusetts – Where to Vote in Massachusetts

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WAMC New England News
2:34 pm
Mon December 7, 2009

Report says Tax Credits Up, but Little Transparency

Massachusetts – A new report from the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center finds that economic development tax credits in the Commonwealth have grown in the last 8 years, while investments in public higher education and workforce training have decreased. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the story

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WAMC New England News
12:51 pm
Mon December 7, 2009

Historic Home Faces Uncertainty in Great Barrington

The writing cabin used by James Weldon Johnson
Will Brinker, Apple Hill realty

Great Barrington, Ma – The real estate slump has served as a mixed blessing for some historians and civil rights advocates in Great Barrington. A property that once belonged to civil rights pioneer James Weldon Johnson now sits on the market, the fact that nobody's made an offer means that the property remains preserved, but advocates are having a hard time finding a buyer to maintain the legacy. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the story


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