New England News

WAMC New England News
12:28 pm
Thu September 3, 2009

Berkshire Med Makes Layoffs, Regional Hospitals Making Cuts

Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Medical Center has announced its second round of layoffs in three months, putting 65 more people out of work. State funding cuts and reduced revenues have been forcing hospitals around the region to make some hard choices. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz explores the issue .

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WAMC New England News
5:03 pm
Wed September 2, 2009

Pandemic Response Bill Draws Criticism

Massachusetts – A piece of legislation in Massachusetts grants the government the power to respond to pandemics by issuing mandatory quarantines and vaccinations. The blogosphere is lighting up with one part of the bill that says people who refuse to comply could be subject of up to one thousand dollars per day. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz takes a look at the legislation

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WAMC New England News
12:00 pm
Wed September 2, 2009

Massachusetts Special Immigrants Get Health Care After All

Massachusetts – When the Massachusetts Legislature presented their budget to Governor Patrick, they had eliminated 130 million dollars for healthcare for 30 thousand legal immigrants. The Governor then put 40 million back in to the budget for this population. Over the last month health officials have been scrambling to come up with a comprehensive health plan with a third of the funding. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
4:23 pm
Mon August 31, 2009

Club Helsinki in Barrington Closes Doors

Club Helsinki in Great Barrington
Club Helsinki

Great Barrington, Ma – Club Helsinki in Great Barrington has been an institution in the region for 15 years. The music venue and caf will be closing its doors for good after tonight's performance. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that the Helsinki name will go on in Columbia County

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WAMC New England News
10:53 am
Mon August 31, 2009

Trail Tales

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WAMC New England News
8:06 am
Thu August 27, 2009

Public invited to pay respects to Kennedy

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Boston, MA – The public is being invited to pay its respects to Sen. Edward Kennedy as he lies in repose at his brother's presidential library. WAMC's Joe Woodruff reports.

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WAMC New England News
7:38 am
Wed August 26, 2009

Edward Kennedy, 1932 --2009

Hyannis Port, MA – Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the liberal lion of the Senate, has died after battling a brain tumor. WAMC's Joe Woodruff reports.

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WAMC New England News
7:29 am
Wed August 26, 2009

Alleged Vt. Child Killer Faces Death Penalty

Montpelier, VT – Federal prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty for a Vermont man charged in the 2008 slaying of 12-year-old Brooke Bennett. WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
1:40 pm
Fri August 21, 2009

Berkshire Hospital Leads in E-Health

North Adams, Ma – One of the key initiatives in national health care reform is getting the entire medical community to utilize electronic medical records. Northern Berkshire Health Care is starting to emerge as a leader in this field, as a project that's been in the works for 2 years starts to show some positive results. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief was at the hospital when they were awarded by the Massachusetts E-Health Collaborative for their efforts to go digital

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WAMC New England News
10:37 am
Fri August 21, 2009

Adams Administrator Talks Vision

Adams, MA – The town of Adams is the third largest town in Berkshire County, but quite often left out of the conversation, but the newly appointed administrator John Butler hopes to change that. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz recently sat down with Butler to talk about his 5 year plan for the city, they start off the conversation by discussing Butler's hope of getting more exposure to the downtown

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