New England News

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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WAMC New England News
3:37 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Residents Rally to Fill School's Budget Gap

Supporters rally to bring in 150K to balance school budgets

Great Barrington, Ma – Parents, teachers and students are coming together to help raise the needed money to save jobs and programs at Berkshire Hills Regional School District. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the story

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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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