New England News

WAMC New England News
12:25 am
Tue October 10, 2006

Commission Considers Tolls in Western Mass.

SPringfield, ma – A Massachusetts state commission is expected to recommend raising the gas tax by 9 cents a gallon and increasing the number of tolls on the state's highways. The goal is to fund repairs to the state's aging road and bridge infrastructure. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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WAMC New England News
6:05 am
Mon October 9, 2006

Fall Foliage Season Peaks Green For Vermont Coffers

Montpelier, VT – Columbus Day weekend marks the peak of the fall foliage season, at least for the tourism industry. The changing leaves signal not only the onset of fall, but the most important economic season in Vermont. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
12:10 am
Mon October 9, 2006

Public Montessori School in Springfield

SPringfield, ma – While we often report about the Springfield School District, it usually revolves around the serious issues facing that District. But, today we have a story about one school in Springfield that has been the source of some positive news. It's a public Montessori School serving Pre-K through Eighth grade. A few months back, Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff paid the school a visit to see how the school is working.

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WAMC New England News
4:05 am
Fri October 6, 2006

Former fairgrounds sold

Great Barrington, MA – A long-vacant 50 plus acre property, formerly the Great Barrington fairgrounds, in the Berkshires has been purchased for $2.7 million. WAMC's Carrie Saldo, has the details on the site's proposed development:

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WAMC New England News
1:42 am
Fri October 6, 2006

Springfield Schools Tackle Bullying

Springfield, ma – The Springfield, Massachusetts school board has approved a tough and wide-ranging anti-bullying measure. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story:

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WAMC New England News
8:35 am
Thu October 5, 2006

Education head asks schools to assess safety policies

North Adams, MA – With crisis situations at three United States schools in the past two weeks, the Massachusetts Department of Education has asked local school districts to review their emergency policies and procedures. And as Carrie Saldo reports, officials at districts in Berkshire County said while they believe their emergency protocols are strong... vigilance is a vital part of maintaining a safe environment;

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WAMC New England News
8:28 am
Thu October 5, 2006

Lodge to close

Adams, MA – Plans are being devised to reconstruct the access roads to the highest peak in Massachusetts. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details on this and some other plans for a major tourist attraction --- Mount Greylock State Reservation.

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WAMC New England News
5:41 am
Thu October 5, 2006

$12 million investment package for cinema center

Pittsfield, MA – After nearly a decade of work to convince a developer to establish a cinema complex in downtown and secure financing for such a venture, Pittsfield officials have announced a $12 million investment package for developer Richard Stanley's proposal. However, as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports, a $1 million dollar piece of the puzzle could send the whole deal back to the drawing board;

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WAMC New England News
12:16 am
Thu October 5, 2006

Restaurant food licenses could be revoked

Great Barrington, MA – Great Barrington, Massachusetts Selectmen are considering a policy that would revoke the food licenses of restaurants proven to be tangled with drug dealing within their establishments. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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WAMC New England News
12:01 am
Thu October 5, 2006

Town Requests Re-Start on Wal-Mart Permitting Process

St. Albans, VT – Saint Albans, Vermont officials are requesting a do-over in reviewing a proposal for a Wal-Mart store. Their move comes after a judge found that two members of the town board showed a bias in favor of the Wal-Mart project. But opponents aren't certain the town can truly reverse any appearance of conflict of interest as the project moves forward. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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