New England News

WAMC New England News
11:58 am
Fri August 11, 2006

Kresge Foundation awards Clark Art grant

Williamstown, MA – The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute has received an $800,000 grant from the Kresge Foundation. The Williamstown, Massachusetts museum is in the midst of a $25 million project that will result in additional gallery and other spaces on its 140 acre campus. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report.

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WAMC New England News
11:06 am
Fri August 11, 2006

Former commissioner of baseball honors "one of the games' greats"

Williamstown, MA – A Berkshire County resident recently inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame was honored today in the town where he once resided. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the story of Negro league player Frank Grant;

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WAMC New England News
6:50 am
Fri August 11, 2006

Kennedy in the Berkshires

Great Barrington, MA – The senior senator from Massachusetts is the Berkshires this weekend. And Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo caught up with Edward Kennedy late Friday afternoon on the first of many stops he has planned at the area's cultural venues;

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WAMC New England News
5:26 am
Fri August 11, 2006

Pioneer Valley May Get Chinese Immersion Charter School

Easthampton, ma – Children in Western Massachusetts may soon have the opportunity to learn Chinese from a very early age. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story of a proposed charter school.

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WAMC New England News
5:23 am
Fri August 11, 2006

Verizon Wants in on Cable Market

Northampton, MA – Phone giant Verizon wants to offer its new fiber optic television service to more customers in Massachusetts. But some towns are upset with the company for trying to change the state's telecommunications rules. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff explains.

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WAMC New England News
4:51 am
Thu August 10, 2006

Long Lines and Delays at Logan After Terror Plot Thwarted

Boston, MA – In Massachusetts, Governor Romney today activated the National Guard at Logan International Airport to help with increased security and patrols. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:28 am
Wed August 9, 2006

Greenfield, MA Forms Task Force To Reduce Bullying

Greenfield, MA – The town of Greenfield, Massachusetts is stepping up efforts to stamp out bullying in its middle school. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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WAMC New England News
4:25 am
Wed August 9, 2006

Amherst, MA Won't Form Bird Flu Committee

Amherst, MA – Some states, counties and local communities have created task forces to deal with the possibility of a bird flu outbreak in the Northeast region. But the select board of Amherst, Massachusetts has rejected a request from a group of citizens to create a bird flu pandemic task force. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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WAMC New England News
4:25 am
Wed August 9, 2006

Amherst, MA Won't Form Bird Flu Committee

Amherst, MA – Some states, counties and local communities have created task forces to deal with the possibility of a bird flu outbreak in the Northeast region. But the select board of Amherst, Massachusetts has rejected a request from a group of citizens to create a bird flu pandemic task force. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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WAMC New England News
12:40 am
Wed August 9, 2006

Preserving farm land in the Berkshires

Great Barrington, MA – Agricultural Preservation Restrictions are a way to assure that farms remain farms. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has a report on the use of so-called APR's in Massachusetts and specifically, one farm in the midst of the process;

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