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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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WAMC New England News
5:07 pm
Wed July 8, 2009

Maine Wind Project has Berkshire Ties

Maine – A Pittsfield based company has been selected to manage a 14 million dollar wind turbine project off the coast of Maine. The project was able to make it through the permitting process and begin construction in a year, while projects in the Berkshires have been sitting for as long as ten years. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report

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WAMC New England News
11:05 am
Wed July 8, 2009

North Adams Mayoral Candidates

North Adams, Ma – The North Adams Mayoral race could be one of the closest in recent history. The incumbent has been in the seat for 26 years, while the challenger is an established member of the city council. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
3:55 pm
Mon July 6, 2009

Plasan brings jobs to Bennington

Bennington, Vt – A Bennington manufacturer has landed a military contract that is expected to create hundreds of local jobs. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report

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WAMC New England News
12:55 pm
Mon July 6, 2009

Free Child Advocate Group May Lose Funding

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Website to BCEA

Berkshire County – A child advocacy group in the Berkshires might have to close its doors because of a last minute announcement from their funding agency. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report.

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WAMC New England News
4:23 pm
Thu July 2, 2009

Mass Bond Sales Up

Massachusetts – Investors who are weary of the stock market are starting to put their money into state bonds. The Massachusetts Treasury department saw a seven fold increase in the amount of private investment in their bond market. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report.

Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill says the bonds have a win-win effect. Investors can make long term profits while the government doesn't have to dip into the operational budget for infrastructure projects.

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WAMC New England News
11:34 am
Tue June 30, 2009

Adult Education in Berkshires

Berkshire County – Berkshire Community College is one of the only community colleges in the country to participate in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. A non-credit program geared toward the adult population in Berkshire County. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz recently attended one of their classes

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