New England News

WAMC New England News
4:38 am
Wed March 18, 2009

Crane Lays Off 70

Berkshire County – Crane Paper, a major manufacturer in Berkshire County has announced 70 layoffs between 2 facilities. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the details

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WAMC New England News
10:04 am
Mon March 16, 2009

Congressman Peter Welch on Recent Legislation

Bennington, VT – Congressman Peter Welch of Vermont visited the community of Bennington last week. While there he made several stops to inform people about his initiatives and to listen to their concerns. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz spoke with the congressman about his current legislation

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WAMC New England News
2:16 am
Mon March 16, 2009

Moxies at Shakespeare & Co.

Lenox, Ma – The Moxie Awards were created to honor Berkshire women that have achieved national recognition for their achievements in the arts. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
4:32 am
Fri March 13, 2009

Congressman Peter Welch works on credit card fees for retailers

Bennington, VT – Vermont Congressman Peter Welch spoke at a small grocery store in Bennington, Vermont about legislation to help retailers by cracking down on credit card transaction fees

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WAMC New England News
4:23 am
Fri March 13, 2009

Energy Options for Municipalities

Massachusetts – Massachusetts has two proposals in the works to move toward more sustainable energy. One concerns building codes for municipalities and the other is for a major solar power plant in the western end of the state. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that both proposals will help to reduce the carbon foot print and create jobs

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WAMC New England News
2:08 am
Fri March 13, 2009

Local Activist Asks People To Walk On Her 90th B'day.

Northampton,MA – A woman who is described as an inspiration to peace and social justice activists in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts will turn 90 this Sunday. Frances Crowe, who opened a peace center in her home in Northampton during the Vietnam war is still a very active activist. She was arrested during an anti-war protest last year. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Crowe and asked her what keeps her going?....

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WAMC New England News
11:23 am
Thu March 12, 2009

Connect the Dots, Lenox learns about Government

Lenox, MA – A group called One Massachusetts is touring around the Commonwealth presenting information to help teach people how to become more involved with their local government. They stopped in Lenox, Massachusetts Wednesday night, our Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there

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WAMC New England News
10:04 am
Wed March 11, 2009

Volunteer Doctor's Office Treats Patients for Free

Great Barrington, MA – The rising number of uninsured and under-insured people in the Berkshires has a Great Barrington medical office filling the healthcare gap. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on Volunteers in Medicine where the medical staff works for free, and the patients are treated for free

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WAMC New England News
4:23 am
Wed March 11, 2009

Unemployment over 8% in Berkshires

Berkshire County – Berkshire County's unemployment rate has gone above the 8 percent mark for the first time since the early 1990's.

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WAMC New England News
3:00 am
Mon March 9, 2009

Efforts to Curb Nursing Shortage

Berkshires, Ma – A non-profit group in the Berkshires is working to fill the nursing shortage at regional medical facilities, but workplace hazards and salary negotiations make the shortage even more severe.

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