New England News

WAMC New England News
4:32 am
Thu May 17, 2007

US Rep Takes Food Stamp Challenge

Worcester, MA – A Democratic congressman from Massachusetts is finding out this week what it is like to live on a food stamp budget. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
4:23 am
Thu May 17, 2007

Bicycling Commuters See Many Benefits

Northampton, MA – With gasoline prices hovering around 3 dollars a gallon, and an increased awareness about global warming there is some evidence to suggest more and more people are biking to work. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
12:02 am
Thu May 17, 2007

Student films to debut at BIFF

Great Barrington, MA – Students from throughout the county submitted films for consideration in the first annual Berkshire Student Film Festival, which is run in conjunction with the Berkshire International Film Festival opening its second season, tonight in Great Barrington, Massachusetts.
Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo spoke with some of the young film makers and has this report;

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WAMC New England News
11:54 am
Wed May 16, 2007

EPA Brownfields funding announced

Pittsfield, MA – Thirty-four grants, totaling more than $7 million dollars, were awarded for Brownfields clean-up in Massachusetts. The Berkshires received a total of $1.6 million, the most awarded to any community in the state. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details on how the funds will be used;

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WAMC New England News
4:40 am
Wed May 16, 2007

Action network seeks participants

Pittsfield, MA – It is estimated eight to ten percent of Berkshire County's population is made up of immigrants. And there is a new network designed to bring members of the immigrant population and social service organizations together to discuss the challenges they face and to develop solutions.

Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;

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WAMC New England News
4:10 am
Wed May 16, 2007

Colleges Compare Notes on Safety

Amherst, MA – A campus safety summit meeting took place today at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. The meeting was called to brainstorm ways to prepare for emergencies such as the shooting rampage at Virginia Tech. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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WAMC New England News
5:00 am
Tue May 15, 2007

Students Protest Degree Honor For Andrew Card

Amherst, MA – About 200 students, upset over the decision by the University of Massachusetts board of trustees to give an honorary degree to former White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, rallied and marched on the U-Mass Amherst campus today. They staged a brief sit-in at the office of the Graduate School Dean. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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WAMC New England News
4:55 am
Tue May 15, 2007

House Lottery Lucky For Some

Chesterfield,MA – Forty families hoping to buy their first home entered a lottery for the chance to purchase one of 11 condominiums that are being built in the Western Massachusetts town of Williamsburg. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.....

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WAMC New England News
4:55 am
Mon May 14, 2007

Broadband pilot communities online this fall

Florida, MA – Berkshire Connect and Pioneer Valley Connect will fund pilot broadband programs in three rural towns in Western Massachusetts. The pilot programs are designed to help develop a long-term plan for providing high-speed internet access to the roughly two-thirds of the Western Massachusetts communities that have little or no access to it.
More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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WAMC New England News
4:24 am
Mon May 14, 2007

Funds Earmarked For Springfield Development

Springfield, MA – The City of Springfield Massachusetts now has 22 million 287 thousand dollars in an economic development fund. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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