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WAMC New England News
2:16 am
Thu April 5, 2007

Massachusetts Congressman Praises N.Ireland Peace Deal

Springfield.MA – Democratic Representative Richard Neal of Springfield Massachusetts led a U-S congressional delegation to Ten Downing Street in London today for a meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the Northern Ireland peace process. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
11:58 am
Wed April 4, 2007

Legislators debate local aid resolution

Boston, MA – The Massachusetts legislature hopes to wrap-up debate on a joint local aid resolution today in order to get a hard and fast figure to cities and towns as they look to complete their budgets. Yesterday, House and Senate leaders announced they agreed on a $235 million increase in local aid. More now from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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WAMC New England News
5:20 am
Wed April 4, 2007

Wind not the the only force

Hancock, MA – With the cost of electricity on the rise, some residents in Berkshire County are eager to learn about the possibility of using wind energy to meet their electricity needs. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports;

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WAMC New England News
4:56 am
Wed April 4, 2007

Massachusetts Considered For Wind Energy Test Site

Amherst, MA – The US Department of Energy is looking for a new location to set up a facility to test wind turbine blades, and Massachusetts is under consideration. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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WAMC New England News
5:07 am
Tue April 3, 2007

Study:Mass Gamblers Spend $1.1Billion Out of State

Dartmouth, MA – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Policy Analysis has issued its 2007 New England Casino Gaming Update. And, it is adding fuel to the debate over expanding legal gaming in Massachusetts....WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
5:01 am
Tue April 3, 2007

26 Gay Marriages Added To State Records

Boston, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has reversed a decision made by his predecessor and instructed state officials to register the marriages of 26 gay couples from other states. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
4:57 am
Tue April 3, 2007

Pittsfield "dancer" recovered in Saratoga Springs

Pittsfield, MA – A public sculpture stolen from the city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts last week has been recovered, about 70 miles away, in Saratoga Springs, New York. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;

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WAMC New England News
12:09 am
Tue April 3, 2007

What to do with woodlands

Dalton, MA – There are 3.2 million acres of privately owned forest land in Massachusetts. By comparison, the state owns 285,000 acres of forest land and parks, according to the state department of Conservation and Recreation.
Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report on some of the options land owners have for managing their woodlands;

Additional information is available at www.masswoods.net

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WAMC New England News
7:35 am
Mon April 2, 2007

SJC rules EPA can cap carbon emissions

Washington, DC – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier today carbon emissions are pollutants under the Clean Air Act, and therefore the Environmental Protection Agency does have the authority to regulate them. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has reaction to the decision;

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WAMC New England News
4:48 am
Mon April 2, 2007

Divestment Campaign Against Darfur Genocide

Northampton, MA – A Smith College english professor who has waged a campaign for several years to bring peace to the Sudan and stop what experts say is genocide in the Darfur region is promoting socially responsible investing as a way to achieve the goal..WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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