New England News

WAMC New England News
3:50 am
Mon January 5, 2009

People's Food Pantry Looks For New Home

Great Barrington, Ma – The People's Food Pantry of Great Barrington currently operates out of an old school, but the town has recently sold the complex to developers, so the pantry is looking for a new home.

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WAMC New England News
1:00 am
Mon January 5, 2009

Nurses Union refuses to sit at bargaining table

North Adams, Ma – Northern Berkshire Healthcare and the Massachusetts Nurses Association are at a stalemate over contract negotiations. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
11:58 am
Fri January 2, 2009

Berkshire New Year's Resolutions

Berkshires – The ball has dropped, and a new year is upon us. Many people see this time of the year as a time to embark on new endeavors, or quit bad habits. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz surveyed some people who have been in the news recently to see what their resolutions are for 2009

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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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