New England News

WAMC New England News
2:18 am
Mon April 6, 2009

Resources in Berkshires for the Struggling

Pittsfield, Ma – With the unemployment rate in Berkshire County over 8.5 percent, more and more people are turning to community outreach organizations for assistance with their basic needs. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz attended a resource fair in Pittsfield where many of these organizations were able to offer information on their services

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WAMC New England News
3:35 am
Fri April 3, 2009

Berkshire County 6th Graders Go To College

MCLA – Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts hosted over 300 sixth grade students to the campus to get them exposure to the college environment. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that the event was part of an on going commitment to get every Berkshire County student into college

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WAMC New England News
10:45 am
Thu April 2, 2009

Local Ordinance To Protect Farm Animals

Pittsfield, Ma – Pittsfield's City Council recently passed an ordinance to protect farm animals from overcrowding and harsh confinement. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that bill is symbolic because the city does not currently have any factory farms

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WAMC New England News
3:53 am
Thu April 2, 2009

Elder Services Looks to Stimulus For Help

Berkshire County – An elder care facility in Berkshire County is facing more than a million dollar budget shortfall because of declining enrollment. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on the effects of the economy on elder services in the region

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WAMC New England News
10:09 am
Wed April 1, 2009

ACEC Designation for Upper Housatonic Passed

Berkshire County – The Upper Housatonic River in the Berkshires has been designated as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern this week. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on the details of the designation

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WAMC New England News
2:46 am
Wed April 1, 2009

Clowns Protest April Fools Day

A defeated mime next to his protest sign
April Fools Festival Clown Protest. berkshirefoolsfestival.org

Pittsfield, Ma – A group in Pittsfield has taken April Fools Day to a whole new level, with 5 days of foolishness being celebrated all over the town. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on the opening of the Berkshire Fools Festival

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WAMC New England News
2:58 am
Mon March 30, 2009

Northern Berkshire United Way Cuts Allocations

Northern Berkshires – The Northern Berkshire United Way is looking at a 40 percent reduction in allocations for fiscal 2010, this cut could affect all 23 member agencies. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
12:01 am
Mon March 30, 2009

Berkshire Compact Hosts Education Secretary

Massachusetts Education Secretary Paul Reville updates Berkshire Compact for Higher Education
MCLA

MCLA – The Berkshire Compact for Higher Education is an initiative started 5 years ago to bring higher education opportunities to county residents. The compact has been working on multiple projects to see this goal acheived, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief reports on the quarterly update

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WAMC New England News
11:15 am
Fri March 27, 2009

Berkshire Unemployment Up, Stimulus Money Could Help

Berkshire County – The Berkshire County Regional unemployment numbers for February came out this week, and although they are up, WAMC's Charlie Deitz reports that some stimulus money could help generate jobs

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WAMC New England News
9:57 am
Fri March 27, 2009

Pittsfield Peace Vigil, 7 years strong

Pittsfield, Ma – A group in Pittsfield has been holding a peace vigil in downtown every week for almost 7 years. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz spoke with some of the demonstrators

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