New England News

WAMC New England News
5:28 am
Thu March 1, 2007

Local officials weigh in on Chapter 70 aid

Boston, MA – Governor Deval Patrick's fiscal 2008 budget was released on Beacon Hill Wednesday afternoon. Patrick has touted education funding as one of his top priorities for the Commonwealth. Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo, has this report on what local officials are saying;

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WAMC New England News
11:56 am
Wed February 28, 2007

National Forest Wind Turbine Proposal Progresses

Manchester Center, VT – The state of Vermont and the US Forest Service are both beginning a permitting process for a plan to build up to 24 windmills in the Green Mountain National Forest. If approved, the Deerfield Wind project would be the first wind turbines in the nation sited on national forest land. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:08 am
Wed February 28, 2007

Local hunters: coyotes picking-off would-be "deer kills"

Williamstown, MA – Some hunters in Berkshire County contend there is an increase in the coyote population, which in turn are preying on an uncharacteristic number of deer population. But, Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports the state department of fish and wildlife disagrees;

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WAMC New England News
12:40 am
Wed February 28, 2007

Patrick Proposes $26.7 Billion State Budget

Boston, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has filed his first proposed state budget with the Massachusetts Legislature. It totals 26 point 7 Billion dollars..a four percent increase over the current state budget. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill has details.....

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WAMC New England News
5:05 am
Tue February 27, 2007

Vermont Governor Appears on C-SPAN

Washington, DC – Vermont Governor Jim Douglas is in Washington DC attending the annual meeting of the National Governors' Association. He was on C-Span's Washington Journal Tuesday morning discussing health care reform initiatives. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:49 am
Mon February 26, 2007

UMass Amherst Charges 34 More

Amherst, MA – The University of Massachusetts Police have charged more people in connection with the December 15th riot at the Amherst Campus...Details from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill....

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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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