New England News

WAMC New England News
4:54 am
Thu June 14, 2007

Berkshire County health trails rest of state

Pittsfield, MA – Many of the residents in Berkshire County are in poorer health when compared to residents in the rest of Massachusetts. Alcohol abuse, obesity, and tobacco use are among the health problems more prevalent in the Berkshires.
WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;

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WAMC New England News
4:41 am
Thu June 14, 2007

CET, Berkshire Bank partner on education program

Lanesborough, MA – The Center for Ecological Technology is partnering with three Berkshire County schools on a new environmental education pilot program.
And as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports; Berkshire Bank, which is sponsoring the program, may expand it to the Pioneer Valley as well;

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WAMC New England News
4:33 am
Thu June 14, 2007

Lt. Gov. Murray headlines annual meeting

Williamstown, MA – The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition recently held its annual meeting in Williamstown to mark another year of working to make stronger, safer communities within Northern Berkshire County. Lt. Governor Timothy Murray gave the keynote address and Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report.

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WAMC New England News
4:19 am
Thu June 14, 2007

BMC receives national recognition for cancer program

Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Medical Center's cancer program is among six percent in the country recognized as having outstanding achievement, in providing quality care to all its patients.
WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has more;

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WAMC New England News
4:37 am
Wed June 13, 2007

Former Chicopee Mayor Admits Extortion

Springfield, MA – The former Mayor of Chicopee Massachusetts , Richard Goyette, has pleaded guilty to two counts of extorting illegal campaign contributions. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
3:50 am
Tue June 12, 2007

Legislators Told Services Lacking For Troubled Teens

Springfield, MA – The Massachusetts State Legislature's Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse was urged at a public hearing in Springfield this week to provide more services for the state's juvenile justice system. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..

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WAMC New England News
4:50 am
Mon June 11, 2007

Husband charged with murdering his wife, a local Reverend

Great Barrington, MA – A Great Barrington, Massachusetts man is being held without bail after being charged with stabbing his wife to death. And as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, the community is mourning the loss of Rev. Esther Dozier.

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WAMC New England News
3:55 am
Fri June 8, 2007

Another Try To Revive Union Station

Springfield, MA – A newly formed citizens group is hoping to bring commuter trains to the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts.Springfield's Union Station Redevelopment is seen as key. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
4:20 am
Thu June 7, 2007

Change in Cable TV Licensing Debated

Boston,MA – A bill is pending in the Massachusetts Legislature that would change the way cable television licenses are granted. The issue pits one corporation, Verizon, against cable t.v. companies, municipal officials , and advocates for local access programming. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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WAMC New England News
4:33 am
Wed June 6, 2007

Sex Offender Residency Rules Proposed

Springfield, MA – City Councilors in Springfield Massachusetts have approved a sex offender residency ordinance. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.....

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