New England News

WAMC New England News
6:50 am
Tue February 26, 2008

Springfield city council approves medical center expansion

Springfield, MA – City councilors in Springfield have granted a special permit to expand Baystate Medical Center, the largest hospital in the region. Jill Rontey has more...

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WAMC New England News
7:37 am
Mon February 25, 2008

Giordano argues to have federal sex charge conviction overturned

WATERBURY, Conn. – Former Waterbury Mayor Philip A. Giordano
is making another bid to have his federal conviction for sexually abusing two girls thrown out. Jill Rontey reports

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WAMC New England News
7:40 am
Fri February 22, 2008

EPA says Connecticut companies increased toxic pollutants

Hartford, CT – Federal environmental officials say Connecticut companies pumped out slightly more toxic pollutants in 2006 than in 2005. Sarah LaDuke has more...

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WAMC New England News
9:08 am
Thu February 21, 2008

New federal rules open door to new tolls on Mass. roads

Boston, MA – Some transportation officials say the state should consider new highway tolls now that a change in federal rules paves the way for them. WAMC's Sarah LaDuke has more...

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WAMC New England News
7:15 am
Thu February 21, 2008

Transportation Officials Consider New Highway Tolls

MA – Some transportation officials say the state should consider new highway tolls now that a change in federal rules paves the way for them. Jill Rontey

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WAMC New England News
7:11 am
Thu February 21, 2008

Holyoke is closing three schools

Holyoke, MA – Holyoke is closing three schools for the
next school year in a move that is expected to save the city $1 million annually. Jill Rontey has more...

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WAMC New England News
9:10 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Welch proposes temporary relief at the pump

Montpelier, VT – U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) has proposed suspending the purchase of oil for the country's oil reserve to give drivers short-term relief from rising gas prices at the pump. Sarah LaDuke has details...

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WAMC New England News
9:06 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Design makes ceiling inspections in Ted Williams Tunnel Difficult

Boston, MA – The promised stem to stern safety review of the Big Dig is being hindered by the design of the Ted Williams Tunnel, which makes access to thousands of bolts impossible. Sarah LaDuke has more...

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WAMC New England News
7:40 am
Wed February 20, 2008

The Connecticut Supreme Court Declined to Overturn the Results Bridgeport's Democratic Mayoral Primary

Bridgeport, CT – The Connecticut Supreme Court yesterday [Tuesday] declined to overturn the results of Bridgeport's Democratic mayoral primary because of a candidate's claim of voting irregularities. Details from WAMC's Carrie Saldo...

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WAMC New England News
7:35 am
Wed February 20, 2008

Grant Secured for at Risk Teen Program

Berkshire, MA – A youth development project in the Berkshires has secured a grant designed to aid other groups that are working to combat risky behavior among teens. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report...

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