New England News

WAMC New England News
3:50 am
Wed June 20, 2007

Five Mothers Enlisted to Fight Cough Syrup Abuse

Amherst, MA – A pediatric nurse practitioner from Amherst Massachusetts has joined a national campaign to combat a form of drug abuse she says many parents are clueless about. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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WAMC New England News
1:22 am
Wed June 20, 2007

'Let's Dance!' Pillow marks 75th season in Becket

Becket, MA – The 75th season of America's longest-running dance festival is in motion in the Berkshires. And WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report on the diamond anniversary season of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, which officially opens at its home in Becket today;

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WAMC New England News
5:20 am
Tue June 19, 2007

Springfield City Budget In Place

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Finance Control Board has approved a city budget for the fiscal year that begins July First. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..

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WAMC New England News
2:31 am
Mon June 18, 2007

Housatonic River plan released

Pittsfield, MA – The city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts is putting the finishing touches on a revitalization plan for the West branch of the Housatonic River. The plan was developed with the help of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;

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WAMC New England News
1:13 am
Mon June 18, 2007

Friendly Ice Cream To Be Sold

Wilbraham, MA – Friendly Ice Cream Corporation, based in Wilbraham Massachusetts is being sold to a private equity firm. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..

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WAMC New England News
4:08 am
Fri June 15, 2007

Clark receives $50 million cash, $40 million in art

Williamstown, MA – A $90 million gift to Williamstown, Massachusetts' Clark Art Institute will bolster the museums', previously modest, collection of 18th and 19th century British art. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details of how the gift from the Manton Collection and Foundation will also support a lesser publicized facet of the museum;

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WAMC New England News
2:00 am
Fri June 15, 2007

Gay Marriage Ban Defeated

Boston, MA – Surrounded by a cheering crowd in the Massachusetts Statehouse minutes after the legislature killed a constitutional amendment to ban same sex marriage, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick declared "In Massachusetts , the freedom to marry is secure". Opponents of gay marriage vow not to give up, but their chances of success appear dim. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief, Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
1:55 am
Fri June 15, 2007

Health Insurance Deadline Nears

Springfield, MA – Massachusetts is just a little more than two weeks away from the date...July First..when every adult in the state will be required under a landmark law to have health insurance. A big campaign is on to make people aware of this and to get the uninsured enrolled in a healthcare plan. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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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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