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WAMC New England News
4:23 pm
Thu July 2, 2009

Mass Bond Sales Up

Massachusetts – Investors who are weary of the stock market are starting to put their money into state bonds. The Massachusetts Treasury department saw a seven fold increase in the amount of private investment in their bond market. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report.

Massachusetts Treasurer Tim Cahill says the bonds have a win-win effect. Investors can make long term profits while the government doesn't have to dip into the operational budget for infrastructure projects.

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WAMC New England News
11:34 am
Tue June 30, 2009

Adult Education in Berkshires

Berkshire County – Berkshire Community College is one of the only community colleges in the country to participate in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. A non-credit program geared toward the adult population in Berkshire County. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz recently attended one of their classes

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WAMC New England News
10:21 am
Mon June 29, 2009

Public Option Health Plan Discussed

Great Barrington, Ma – President Obama has proposed a public option health plan as part of his sweeping health care reform package. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz spoke with the American Institute for Economic Research's Brian Murphy about the cost of a public option health plan

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WAMC New England News
2:49 pm
Fri June 26, 2009

Cyclists for Clean Energy

Berkshire County – Groups of environmental cyclists are biking across the state of Massachusetts trying to raise awareness for clean energy reform. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz met one of the groups when they came through Great Barrington .

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WAMC New England News
12:38 pm
Fri June 26, 2009

Downstreet Art in North Adams

North Adams, Ma – In an effort to revitalize downtown North Adams, elected officials, educators and artists have collaborated to create the Down Street Art program. Every Thursday this summer, empty storefronts are converted into art galleries featuring local and national talent. The event draws crowds from all over the region. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz was there for the opening night.

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WAMC New England News
11:11 am
Fri June 26, 2009

Berkshire residents talk Broadband

Great Barrington, Ma – Communities throughout western Massachusetts are still logging on to the internet with dial-up modems because they don't have access to broadband technology. The Massachusetts Broadband Institute visited Great Barrington recently to update residents on the work that's being done to bring high speed internet access to rural communities. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
12:57 pm
Thu June 25, 2009

Wind Turbine Forum in Pittsfield

Pittsfield, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has put forth an initiative to generate 2000 megawatts of wind power by the year 2020. Most of the on-shore turbine sites are located in the Berkshires. State officials hosted a forum at Berkshire Community College Wednesday to hear from residents about how to move forward.

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WAMC New England News
8:34 am
Thu June 25, 2009

Rain Slows Farmers

Northeast – With almost three weeks of constant rainy weather, farmers in the NORTHEAST are seeing some of their crops GO to waste. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the report

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WAMC New England News
12:15 pm
Wed June 24, 2009

Health Care Reform with Congressman Peter Welch

Washington D.C. – Vermont Congressman Peter Welch held his third telephone Town Hall Meeting Tuesday night. This page includes excerpts of the discussion, which focused entirely on health care...

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WAMC New England News
8:32 am
Tue June 23, 2009

PCBs and The Housatonic, Then and Now

Berkshire County – In 1979, the EPA banned the use of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (bi-fenn-uls), or PCB's, as a result of their devastating effects on the environment and the human body. Thirty years later, researchers are still discovering the harmful repercussions of the one-time super fluid. General Electric's Pittsfield plant was the primary source of PCB contamination in the Housatonic River. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports on PCB's in the Housatonic, then and now .

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