New England News

WAMC New England News
6:03 am
Mon January 19, 2009

New Pres , for New England Farmers

Massachusetts – Annie Cheatham was recently appointed to President of the New England Farmers Union. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz spoke with her about her background and the future of agriculture in the New England States

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WAMC New England News
5:53 am
Mon January 19, 2009

Unity Event For Youth By Youth

Great Barrington, MA – Over the weekend, a group of high school students from Great Barrington got together to put on a concert celebrating MLK Day as well as Barack Obama's Inauguration.

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WAMC New England News
4:10 am
Fri January 16, 2009

Berkshire Reps React to State of the Commonwealth

Berkshires – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's State of the Commonwealth spoke of tough times ahead, including another round of cuts from the executive level.

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WAMC New England News
3:52 am
Fri January 16, 2009

Clean Energy and Green Jobs in the Berkshires

Great Barrington, Ma – Business and community members gathered in Great Barrington to discuss ways to reduce the area's dependence on fossil fuels, and stimulate job growth in a region that has suffered the closing of several major mills and warehouse operations.

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WAMC New England News
4:35 am
Thu January 15, 2009

Hampshire College Prof Tackles Race Issues in Health Care

PIttsfield, Ma – Dr. Alan Goodman is a professor of biological anthropology at Hampshire College at Amherst. He held a seminar in Pittsfield, hosted by the Berkshire Area Health Education Center, regarding racial inequalities in the health care system.

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WAMC New England News
11:45 am
Wed January 14, 2009

Airport Expansion in Pittsfield Still On The Ground

PIttsfield, Ma – The business community of the Berkshires would like to see the Pittsfield Municipal Airport expanded to accommodate air traffic during wet and snowy conditions. The environmental advocates are fighting the expansion because the airport is surrounded by protected wetlands.

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WAMC New England News
3:52 am
Wed January 14, 2009

Lee Area Deals with Truck Traffic

Lee, Ma – The Berkshires' only fully functional interchange on the Mass Pike is in Lee. Although the freeway access is good for tourism, the truck traffic has been a sore spot for residents for decades.

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WAMC New England News
10:41 am
Mon January 12, 2009

Bald Eagle Survey Takes Flight in Mass

Berkshires, Massachusetts – A statewide bald eagle survey was taken this past Friday in Massachusetts. Even though the numbers were lower than last year, people at the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife were pleased. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
10:34 am
Mon January 12, 2009

Culture Count Measures and Drives Creative Economy

Massachusetts – A new internet tool offered by the New England Foundation for the Arts is helping cultural organizations succeed. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on Culture-Count-dot-Org.

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WAMC New England News
9:51 am
Fri January 9, 2009

New Diagnostic Test For Cancer Patients

North Adams Regional Hospital – Berkshire Hematology Oncology has just acquired a new machine that can detect cancer cells in the blood much faster than previous methods.

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