New England News

WAMC New England News
3:37 pm
Wed December 2, 2009

Berkshire Medical and 5 Others Sue State

Massachusetts – Holyoke and Berkshire Medical Centers, along with 4 other community hospitals in Massachusetts, have filed a lawsuit against the state for underfunding their Medicare and Medicaid programs. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report

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WAMC New England News
11:38 am
Wed December 2, 2009

South Berkshire Youth Drug Use Up, Community Wants Change

SBYC Executive Director Kathleen Jackson talks about drug use stats

Great Barrington, Ma – The South Berkshire Youth Coalition is making efforts to mobilize a community wide task force to combat the rising abuse of drugs and alcohol among teens in southern Berkshire County. The coalition hosted its final drug forum of the year Tuesday, and our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that over 100 community members showed up to get involved

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WAMC New England News
3:00 pm
Mon November 30, 2009

Teen Pregnancy Up In Berkshire County

Berkshire County – The Massachusetts Department of Public Health says Berkshire County teenage girls are 23 percent more likely to become teen parents than their counterparts across the state. This is in contrast to the state reducing its teen parent rate by about 20 percent in the last decade. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports


Berkshire United Way

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WAMC New England News
11:50 am
Mon November 30, 2009

BioFuel Plant Possible in Lenox

Lenox, Ma – A New York City based bio-fuels firm is looking to set up a 30 million dollar biodiesel plant in two abandoned mills in Lenox, Massachusetts. The group hopes to have operations up and running by the fall of 2010. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
3:32 pm
Wed November 25, 2009

Housatonic Valley Association's Annual Fundraiser

Connecticut and The Berkshires – The Housatonic Valley Association is one of the region's oldest environmental groups, the agency specializes in protecting the 2000 square mile Housatonic watershed area. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that an upcoming fundraiser will help them to keep their commitment to protect the river and the surrounding natural resources

Housatonic Valley Association

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WAMC New England News
12:31 pm
Wed November 25, 2009

North Adams Hospital Workers Rally for Contract

Workers in front of the hospital in North Adams

North Adams, Ma – North Adams Regional Hospital workers rallied outside the medical center yesterday afternoon. Union members say the hospital management is trying to take away all of their rights, while the hospital executives say they're just trying to cope in difficult financial times. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report

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WAMC New England News
11:21 am
Mon November 23, 2009

Tanglewood Announces 2010 Season

Nancy Fitzpatrick, Mark Volpe and Ellen Highstein announce the 2010 season at Cranwell Resort in Lenox

Lenox, Ma – The Tanglewood Music Festival has announced its 2010 season lineup, with a roster that includes dozens of heavy hitters in the classical world. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there for the formal announcement this weekend

Tanglewood Music Festival lineup can be found here

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WAMC New England News
3:26 pm
Fri November 20, 2009

National Adoption Month in the Region

Northeast – November is being recognized as National Adoption Month, and today is National Adoption Day. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that in Massachusetts today, hundreds of children were officially adopted, and in the Albany area 2 groups are working to bring attention to the issue

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Berkshire Children and Families

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WAMC New England News
12:00 pm
Fri November 20, 2009

US Senate Candidate Scott Brown

Springfield, MA – US Senate candidate Scott Browns unedited interview with WAMC's Paul Tuthill

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WAMC New England News
11:57 am
Fri November 20, 2009

US Senate Candidate Jack E Robinson

Springfield, MA – US Senate Candidate Jack E Robinson unedited interview with WAMC's Paul Tuthill

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