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WAMC New England News
4:41 am
Fri April 27, 2007

Green in the Village Beautiful

Williamstown, MA – Nearing the end of this leg of its Campus Consciousness tour, the alternative band Guster was in Williamstown, Massachusetts yesterday. The Boston-based band went green last year and one of its members is working on convincing the rest of the music industry to do the same. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo with more;

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WAMC New England News
1:47 am
Fri April 27, 2007

NOAH Health Fair

Great Barrington, MA – A Great Barrington, Massachusetts' based health and wellness education and resource center, founded by the late Linda Norris, is hosting its third annual health fair Saturday. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has a preview;

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WAMC New England News
4:09 am
Thu April 26, 2007

Gun Surrender Program Saturday In Springfield

Springfield, MA – A gun turn in program is taking place this weekend in Springfield Massachusetts, but sponsors say it is not aimed at fighting crime. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
12:30 am
Thu April 26, 2007

Boston considers bagging bags

Boston, MA – The Boston City Council is lining up support for a proposed ban on plastic bags at supermarkets, pharmacies and other retail stores. But the organization that represents 95 percent of food sellers in Massachusetts says that is the wrong approach to take. Details from WAMC's Carrie Saldo;

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WAMC New England News
4:27 am
Wed April 25, 2007

Hospitals Push Insurance Enrollment

Springfield, MA – Hospitals throughout Massachusetts were part of an effort on Wednesday to help people without health insurance find out about the options available under the state's landmark healthcare reform law and to sign people up for coverage. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
12:02 am
Wed April 25, 2007

Gov. Patrick forgos funding

Boston, MA – Governor Deval Patrick has opted to forgo federal funding for abstinence-only sex education classes in public schools. Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo, has reaction to the decision;

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WAMC New England News
5:01 am
Tue April 24, 2007

Few NWS Stormready Communities In MA

Southwick, MA – The National Weather Service is hoping to encourage more communities to develop comprehensive plans to handle local severe weather. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..

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WAMC New England News
4:39 am
Tue April 24, 2007

Five Berkshire County communities to debate impeachement

Great Barrington, MA – As many across the country prepare to host impeachment rallies this Saturday, five Berkshire County communities will debate resolutions that would begin impeachment proceedings against the president and vice president at their May town meetings. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this update;

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WAMC New England News
2:46 am
Tue April 24, 2007

Proposal to Tax Vermont Yankee Nuclear Waste

Montpelier, VT – The head of the Vermont Senate has introduced a proposal to establish a new tax on Vermont Yankee's spent nuclear waste to help pay for a global climate change initiative. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
12:13 am
Tue April 24, 2007

Nader: Too soon to talk about '08

Pittsfield, MA – Ralph Nader, the man who some democrats say robbed former presidential candidate Al Gore of the 2000 presidential election, says he's not sure whether he'll run in 2008. Berkshire Bureau chief, Carrie Saldo, recently covered a lecture Nader gave in Pittsfield and has this report;

Our thanks for Berkshire Community College for an audio feed of the event.

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