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WAMC New England News
3:10 pm
Wed June 10, 2009

Housatonic Restoration Progress

Pittsfield, MA – Massachusetts environmental groups gathered Tuesday afternoon to survey the progress being made on the Housatonic River restoration project. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there

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WAMC New England News
10:42 am
Wed June 10, 2009

Youth Environmental Summit

Pittsfield, MA – Over 200 elementary and grammar school students in Berkshire County got a chance to learn about the environment from local experts and from each other at this year's Youth Environmental Summit. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
11:11 am
Tue June 9, 2009

DREAM Act

WHEN meeting where Elaenor Velez promotes Dream Act

Berkshire County – Undocumented students currently have to pay out-of-state tuition for attending college in many states through out the U.S. The Dream Act is a piece of federal legislation meant to give states the power to determine residency requirements for in-state tuition. Elected officials and community groups in the Berkshires are starting to push for the Dream Act. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
2:55 pm
Mon June 8, 2009

State Commission Combats Opiate Abuse

Pittsfield, MA – In order to combat the growing trend of opiate-based drug abuse in Massachusetts, The State Oxycontin and Heroin Commission is holding hearings through out the commonwealth. The most recent hearing was held at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there

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WAMC New England News
3:56 pm
Wed June 3, 2009

Mass Audubon's Losing Ground Report

Massachusetts – The Mass Audubon Society recently issued a report titled "Losing Ground". The report takes a look at the impact of development on natural resources through out the Commonwealth. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz spoke with Jack Clark, Mass Audubon's Director of Public Policy and Government Relations about the report

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WAMC New England News
1:05 pm
Wed June 3, 2009

Buy In the Berkshires Expo

Pittsfield, MA – The "Buy in the Berkshires" Expo is a collaborative effort to market local products and services to Berkshire area residents. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the preview

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WAMC New England News
10:43 am
Tue June 2, 2009

Connecticut Schools in Deficit

Connecticut – Connecticut School Board President Cal Hemmingway and WAMC's Charlie Deitz on the education finance picture in Connecticut

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WAMC New England News
11:35 am
Mon June 1, 2009

Pittsfield Affordable Housing

Developer Beth Pearson and Pittsfield Mayor James Ruberto keynote the ribbon cutting

Pittsfield, MA – A new affordable housing complex in Pittsfield is the first of its kind in over 30 years. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was at the ribbon cutting ceremony

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WAMC New England News
3:18 pm
Mon May 11, 2009

Travel Powers The Berkshires

Berkshire Visitors Bureau Lobby

Adams, MA – The economic recession has the Berkshire tourism industry preparing for a slower summer season than usual. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on efforts being made to keep the industry viable

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WAMC New England News
4:46 pm
Fri May 8, 2009

411 in the 413

Students at 411 in 413 at Hancock Shaker Village

Hancock Shaker Village, Ma – High school students through out Berkshire County met today (Friday) at Hancock Shaker Village to discuss common issues among the youth. The conference was called " 4-1-1 in the 4-1-3", WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there

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