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WAMC New England News
1:11 pm
Wed September 30, 2009

South Berkshire Literacy Network Founders Award

Stockbridge, MA – The Literacy Network of South Berkshire has chosen a Lebanese native for its first Founders Award. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz files this profile of a man who has impacted the county for four decades

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WAMC New England News
10:52 am
Wed September 30, 2009

Green Houses Tour

Berkshire County – Homeowners and businesses through out the northeast will be opening their doors this weekend to showcase their green energy projects. The Green Buildings Open House tour features over 500 buildings in the Northeast, with about 15 in Berkshire County alone. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the preview

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WAMC New England News
2:43 pm
Mon September 28, 2009

Congressman Welch Talks Healthcare

Congressman Welch at Bennington Project Independence

Bennington, Vt – Vermont Congressman Peter Welch made a public appearance in Bennington today and his focus was health care. The congressman advocated for the public option plan and talked about new legislation that will protect social security from rising medical costs. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there

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WAMC New England News
3:07 pm
Fri September 25, 2009

Collaboration is Focus of Business Community

Great Barrington, Ma – The Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce held its quarterly business meeting Friday. The event focused on surviving the economic downturn through collaboration. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that Business Improvement Districts might be making their way to the Berkshires

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WAMC New England News
11:57 am
Fri September 25, 2009

Transition Town: Great Barrington ?

Great Barrington, Ma – A movement started in Great Britain is tackling the global climate issue one community at a time, and it appears to be working. Now people in the United States are starting to take action, and concerned citizens in Great Barrington are interested. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on the Transition Town movement

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WAMC New England News
4:33 pm
Thu September 24, 2009

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Listening Tour

Pittsfield, MA – In Massachusetts, the newly created Commission on the Status of Grandparents Raising Grandchildren is making its way around the state on a listening tour. Thursday, the commission stopped in Pittsfield to hear the stories of Berkshire grandparents. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there

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WAMC New England News
11:58 am
Thu September 24, 2009

Rest of Housatonic River Cleanup

A stretch of the Housatonic along West Ave in Pittsfield, undergoing remediation
Berkshire Environmental Action Team

Lenox, Ma – Now that the first 2 miles of the Housatonic River have been remediated, the conversation moves to the next 135 miles, an area referred to as "Rest of River". General Electric, the EPA and dozens of environmental groups are hard at work hammering out the details, our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the update

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WAMC New England News
3:37 pm
Wed September 23, 2009

Active Duty Soldiers Can Take College Classes

A soldier takes college courses on downtime
Post University in Connecticut

Post University, Waterbury, CT – A new program out of Post University in Connecticut allows active military personnel to pursue their college degrees from anywhere in the world. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report...

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Post University Military Degree Program

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WAMC New England News
10:37 am
Wed September 23, 2009

Great Barrington Dowtown Facelift Starts with Public Input

contact Town Manager Kevin O'Donnell: kodonnell@townofgb.org

Great Barrington, Ma – After 10 years of failed attempts, town officials in Great Barrington have finally gotten the funding to make much needed improvements to the downtown streetscape. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there for the first public input session on the project

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WAMC New England News
12:44 pm
Mon September 21, 2009

Governor Patrick on the Economy

Richmond, Ma – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick held a press conference at the Richmond Consolidated School this past Friday. The Governor chose this site because it is close to his Berkshire home where he is recovering from hip surgery. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz attended the event and reports on the governor's outlook on the Massachusetts economy

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