New England News

WAMC New England News
7:28 am
Fri July 17, 2009

Economist: VT economic forecast is bleak

Montpelier, VT – An economist working with Vermont lawmakers says the economic downturn has reached "epic proportions" and will continue to drive state revenue down, despite $50 million in new taxes passed this year. WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more...

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WAMC New England News
7:15 am
Fri July 17, 2009

Mass. jobless rate at 17-year high

Boston, MA – The recession continues to take its toll on employment in Massachusetts. WAMC's Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
2:54 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

2012 Congressional Contender

Pittsfield, MA – A former Massachusetts State Senator has thrown his hat in the ring for a run at congress, in 2012. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the story

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WAMC New England News
12:27 pm
Thu July 16, 2009

Zebra Mussels Meeting Held In PIttsfield

Pittsfield, MA – The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation held their first public meeting Wednesday afternoon on the issue of the zebra mussel infestation in a Berkshire County lake. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there.

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WAMC New England News
11:46 am
Wed July 15, 2009

Mass House Positions for Federal Broadband Money

Massachusetts – The Massachusetts House has passed a bill that will help position the state to get stimulus funds set aside for Broadband access in underserved communities. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
8:44 am
Tue July 14, 2009

MCLA Neutrino Specialist

North Adams, Ma – Neutrinos are one of the 12 basic particles that make up the universe. One professor at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts has been working in the cutting edge field of neutrino science, our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz recently spoke with Assistant Professor Emily Maher (mar) about her work

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WAMC New England News
3:52 pm
Mon July 13, 2009

Starlab Goes to Boston

Starlab being prepared

North Adams, Ma – The Boston Children's Museum is celebrating the International Year of Astronomy by creating an exhibit titled "Living in Space". The exhibit will feature astronauts, flight simulators, a moon rock, and even an inflatable planetarium on loan from the Berkshire STEM pipeline and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the story

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WAMC New England News
1:21 pm
Mon July 13, 2009

Zebra Mussels Infest Laurel Lake

Zebra Mussels along a beach
Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation

Lee, Ma – For the first time in state history, The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation closed a boat ramp due to an invasive species infestation. Laurel Lake in Lee was found to have zebra mussels along its shoreline, a species that can rapidly ruin the ecosystem. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report

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WAMC New England News
10:00 am
Fri July 10, 2009

North Adams Gets Stimulus, RMV remains Open

North Adams, Ma – The city of North Adams got 2 pieces of good news Thursday, their registry of motor vehicles will not be closing down, and the city will receive more than 3 million dollars of federal stimulus money for road projects. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports .

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WAMC New England News
9:43 am
Fri July 10, 2009

State Funds to boost Lenox

Governor Patrick announcing funding for Lenox at Lenox Town Hall

Lenox, Ma – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick announced a nearly 1 million dollar grant for improvements to the town of Lenox from the front steps of Lenox Town Hall Thursday afternoon. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there

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