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WAMC New England News
4:02 pm
Wed August 19, 2009

Congressman John Olver On Health Care

Massachusetts – As Washington law makers prepare to go back to Capitol Hill, battle lines are being drawn over the health care debate. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz spoke with Massachusetts Congressman John Olver about the house's reform bill, including the hotly contested public option plan and the new cooperative health insurance proposal. Congressman Olver opens the conversation by talking about the areas most in need of health care reform

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WAMC New England News
7:16 am
Wed August 19, 2009

Vt. man pleads no contest in son's hunting death

Johnsbury, VT – A Vermont man who accidentally shot his 17-year-old son to death while they were turkey hunting pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter Tuesday. WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
7:09 am
Wed August 19, 2009

Turnpike critics dealt another legal setback

Boston, MA – Massachusetts turnpike drivers who say the state has been illegally diverting their tolls to pay for the big dig have lost another round in court. Charlie Deitz has more.

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WAMC New England News
7:25 am
Tue August 18, 2009

26-year-old dies from swine flu

Boston, MA – Massachusetts public health officials say a 26-year-old Martha's Vineyard resident has become the state's 11th swine flu death victim. Charlie Deitz has more.

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WAMC New England News
7:14 am
Tue August 18, 2009

Backpack giveaway set for Wednesday

Burlington, VT – A campaign to provide disadvantaged Vermont schoolchildren with backpacks and school supplies wraps up this week, with a truck-full being delivered to families in Burlington. WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
6:51 am
Tue August 18, 2009

Vermont prepares for sales tax holiday

Montpelier, VT – Vermont will have a tax-free shopping day on Saturday. WAMC North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:04 pm
Mon August 17, 2009

Disabled Workers; New Facility, New Opportunities

North Adams, Ma – A merger between a real estate firm and an advocacy group for the disabled in North Adams is proving to have positive effects on employment, real estate, and the environment. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz explains

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WAMC New England News
11:53 am
Mon August 17, 2009

Hancock and UMASS Strike Historic Offering

Hancock Shaker Village

Hancock Shaker Village, Ma – A new Master's program offered by the University of Massachusetts combines the need for green building technology with techniques practiced centuries ago. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on the partnership between UMASS and Hancock Shaker Village .

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WAMC New England News
3:29 pm
Fri August 14, 2009

Mass Requests 100 Million for Broadband Access

MBI's Comprehensive Map of Underserved and Unserved Communities in Western Mass
Massachusetts Broadband Institute

Massachusetts – Part of the Federal Stimulus package includes funding to get broadband internet access to rural communities. The application deadline for that funding is today (Friday), and the Massachusetts Broadband Institute has submitted their proposal. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on the 100 million dollar request to get broadband into the western part of the state .

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WAMC New England News
11:48 am
Fri August 14, 2009

Governor Patrick Hosts Creative Economy Panel

Governor Patrick hosts Creative Economy panel at Mass Moca

North Adams, Ma – Before heading back to Eastern Massachusetts, Governor Deval Patrick hosted a round table discussion on the creative economy with industry leaders in Berkshire County. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz attended the event .

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