New England News

WAMC New England News
10:45 am
Wed December 31, 2008

United Way at Crossroads

Berkshires – The United Way Organization helps to raise funds for non-profits all across the country. Recent changes to their model of giving could have some groups seeing cuts to their funding. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on how those changes are affecting some local chapters

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WAMC New England News
10:25 am
Wed December 31, 2008

Kwanzaa Comes to Pittsfield

Pittsfield, Ma – The Women of Color in Pittsfield hosted their third annual Kwanzaa Celebration Monday evening. Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz attended the event

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WAMC New England News
12:52 am
Tue December 30, 2008

Sheriff at 30 years and counting

Berkshire County – BERKSHIRE COUNTY SHERIFF CARMEN MASSIMIANO, JR., OFFICIALLY MARKED 30 YEARS IN OFFICE ON DECEMBER 27, 2008. IN DOING SO, HE OFFICIALLY BECAME THE LONGEST SERVING SHERIFF IN THE HISTORY OF BERKSHIRE COUNTY. HE SPOKE WITH OUR BERKSHIRE BUREAU CHIEF CHARLIE DEITZ ABOUT SOME OF HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS OVER THE YEARS

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WAMC New England News
3:09 am
Mon December 29, 2008

Parish Members Stage Sit-In To Keep Church Open

Adams, MA – Saint Stanislaus Catholic Church in Adams, Massachusetts held its final mass Sunday afternoon. The Diocese of Springfield is asking the congregation to join with two other local parishes to form one parish that will meet in another local church beginning on the new year. Some parishioners are staging a vigil to protest the closing of St Stanislaus, by staying in the building day and night.

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WAMC New England News
8:45 am
Wed December 24, 2008

Holiday Shopping on Main Street

Downtown Great Barrington – The holiday shopping season is winding down and retailers are hoping for a strong finish. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief gives us a look at several Great Barrington retailers and how they are faring this year

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WAMC New England News
4:33 am
Wed December 24, 2008

Williams Students go to National Ethics Bowl

Williamstown, MA – The Ethics Bowl is a new twist on the traditional debate format where undergraduates are asked to respond to ethical dilemmas presented by real life cases. This year, Williams College won the Northeast Regional Competition and are on their way to Cincinatti for the National Competition in March. WAMC's Berkshire Burea Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
10:55 am
Tue December 23, 2008

Economist John Fullerton speaks with Charlie Deitz

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WAMC New England News
10:44 am
Tue December 23, 2008

Snowshoeing Making a Comeback

Berkshires – Snowshoeing is an activity that goes all the way back to the ice age, and it's seeing a rise in interest over the last few years. Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports that WAMC's listening area is one of the hottest spots for this winter sport

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WAMC New England News
10:21 am
Tue December 23, 2008

Pittsfield Gets Highest Award From Massachusetts Cultural Council

Pittsfield, MA – The City of Pittsfield was honored with the Commonwealth Award for excellence in arts and community engagement...

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WAMC New England News
10:03 am
Tue December 23, 2008

Williams College to Power Down over the break

Williamstown, Ma – Williams College will be conducting an experiment in energy savings for the upcoming winter break by shutting down almost all of their buildings. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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