New England News

WAMC New England News
10:14 am
Wed January 30, 2008

Fairpoint questioned on financial soundness

Montpelier, VT – A month after rejecting the proposed sale
of Verizon Communication's land telephone lines in northern New England to Fairpoint Communications Inc., the Vermont Public
Service Board is considering a revised deal. Sarah LaDuke has details...

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WAMC New England News
10:12 am
Wed January 30, 2008

Selectmen to debate use of Windham town hall as homeless shelter

Windham, CT – A proposal by Windham's First Selectman to
use town hall as a "no freeze" homeless shelter is running into some opposition. WAMC's Sarah LaDuke has more...

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WAMC New England News
8:39 am
Wed January 30, 2008

Rell Meets With Democrats to Talk About Tax Breaks

CT – Democrats in the Connecticut State Senate plan to meet with Republican Governor Jodi Rell to talk about a proposed tax break for middle-class homeowners. Carrie Saldo reports...

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WAMC New England News
8:35 am
Wed January 30, 2008

New Benefits for Veterans

CT – Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell says her proposed budget for the next fiscal year will have veterans' benefits including tuition waivers for spouses and children of soldiers killed in action. Carrie Saldo reports

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WAMC New England News
8:32 am
Wed January 30, 2008

New Law for Moms

MA – Nursing moms would no longer have to worry about arrest or harassment for breast-feeding their babies in public, under a bill making its way through the Statehouse. Carrie Saldo reports...

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WAMC New England News
8:30 am
Wed January 30, 2008

An Organization in the Berkshires Has Been Recognized by the White House

Berkshire, MA – For the second consecutive year, an arts organization in the Berkshires has been recognized by the White House for its work with at-risk youth. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;

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WAMC New England News
8:13 am
Wed January 30, 2008

Holy Cross Offers Fee Tuition

MA – The College of the Holy Cross in
Worcester will offer free tuition to city residents whose families
earn less than $50,000 a year. Jill Rontey Reports...

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WAMC New England News
11:00 am
Tue January 29, 2008

New Massachusetts Education Commissioner

Medford, MA – The Massachusetts Board of Education , earlier this month, unanimously selected Mitchell Dan Chester to be the commonwealth's 23rd education commissioner. It is the first time in 20 years someone from out-of-state has been selected. WAMC s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Chester.....


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WAMC New England News
8:57 am
Tue January 29, 2008

Mass. Democrats respond to Bush's State of Union Speech

Massachusetts – Most members of the all-Democratic Massachusetts Congressional delegation were quick to criticize President Bush's final State of the Union Address. Sarah LaDuke has more...

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WAMC New England News
8:29 am
Tue January 29, 2008

New England and New York Ask for Delay in New Boarder Laws

New England – Six senators from northern New England and New York asked the department of homeland security today to delay implementation of stiff new identification requirements for people entering the U.S. by land from Canada.Jill Rontey reports...

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