New England News

WAMC New England News
4:46 am
Mon February 26, 2007

Mayor Calls for Drug Dealer Death Penalty

Barre, VT – The mayor of a small city in Vermont wants the state to consider a death penalty law for convicted crack and heroin dealers. He also wants the legislature to legalize marijuana. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
1:24 am
Mon February 26, 2007

Report says Bay State should collaborate w/ neighbors

Pittsfield, MA – A recently released report that studied 11 former manufacturing Mecca's in Massachusetts contends that mill cities continue are continuing to lose ground. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has details of the findings for portions of Western Massachusetts
and what might be done to remedy this trend.

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WAMC New England News
11:11 am
Fri February 23, 2007

SEC files suit against Berkshires-based energy firm

Cheshire, MA – The Federal Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a $9 million claim against a small energy firm based in the Berkshires. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports;

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WAMC New England News
5:19 am
Fri February 23, 2007

Tech firm conducts "Beta Test"

Pittsfield, MA – A technology company that serves parts of the Pioneer Valley and the Berkshires has developed a pilot-program it says will help address the areas broadband needs. And as Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, it is looking for applicants;

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WAMC New England News
4:28 am
Fri February 23, 2007

Documentary film makers dream of Oscar gold

Amherst,MA – A couple of documentary film makers with ties to Western Massachusetts are up for an Academy Award this Sunday night. Their story from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill....

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WAMC New England News
2:47 am
Fri February 23, 2007

Banks want retailers to pay for data thefts

Boston, MA – Who should pay for credit card data thefts, such as the recent massive breach affecting customers of TJ Maxx and Marshall's stores? Legislation filed in the Massachusetts Legislature would make retailers financially liable...The story from Pioneer Valley News Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill...

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WAMC New England News
3:07 am
Thu February 22, 2007

DOC releases corrective actions

Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Department of Correction has released a corrective action plan for addressing its suicide rate, a rate that was several times last year's national average. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;

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WAMC New England News
2:51 am
Thu February 22, 2007

Private club smoking bans spread

Springfield, MA – The City of Springfield Massachusetts is poised to join a growing list of communities that ban smoking in American Legion halls and other private clubs. WAMC's Pioneer Valley News Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

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WAMC New England News
12:01 am
Thu February 22, 2007

Physician Assisted Suicide Bill Considered in Vermont

Montpelier, VT – The Vermont House Human Services Committee will begin hearing testimony Friday on the Patient Choice and Control at End of Life Act . It's also referred to as the Death with Dignity or Physician-assisted Suicide Act. It's been before the legislature for five years, but advocates believe there is momentum for passage this session. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
5:35 am
Wed February 21, 2007

Safety gear for sledding gets cool reception from some

Great Barrington, MA – For the second year in a row, law makers on Beacon Hill could be asked to decide whether children should required to wear helmets while skiing and sledding. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, filed this report;

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