New England News

WAMC New England News
12:27 am
Fri July 13, 2007

Touting a "green" Massachusetts

Pittsfield, MA – The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism is investigating development of a so-called green campaign. And as WAMC's Berkhsire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports the idea has the support of Governor Deval Patrick and several organizations in the Berkshires;

Our thanks to Pittsfield Community Television for its assitance with audio for that report.

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WAMC New England News
11:52 am
Thu July 12, 2007

Special Session Fails to Override Vetoes

Montpelier, VT – A special session of the Vermont Legislature was held Wednesday to consider overrides of two vetoes made by Governor Jim Douglas. Both vetoes were sustained. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:29 am
Thu July 12, 2007

New collaboration aims to educate pregnant women

Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire County is home to communities with some of the highest rates of pregnant women who smoke. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports on a new program, designed by health care and environmental experts, that works to address that;

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WAMC New England News
11:38 am
Wed July 11, 2007

Springfield Vermont Named Official Home of The Simpsons

Springfield, VT – Springfield, Vermont won the internet vote and has been named the home of the Simpson's. The town will host the premiere of The Simpson's Movie in a week and a half. But winning this contest means more than hosting a movie. It's a chance to capitalize on tourism promotion for the region. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:36 am
Wed July 11, 2007

State Fund To Help Troubled Borrowers

Boston, MA – The administration of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has set up a program to help some people avoid losing their homes to foreclosure. Also, the state's top law enforcement officer has announced a deal with one subprime lender to provide foreclosure relief. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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WAMC New England News
4:31 am
Wed July 11, 2007

New Website to Track Prescription Prices

Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Attorney General's office has launched a web site that is intended to help Vermonters compare retail prescription drug prices. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
12:06 am
Wed July 11, 2007

MA conserves 900 acre historic farm

Sandisfield, MA – Mass Audubon is calling the state's purchase of Spectacle Farm Pond the most significant land acquisition in the past ten years. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has more;

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WAMC New England News
11:59 am
Tue July 10, 2007

Biking for a cause

Pittsfield, MA – Biking more than 300 miles in just under three days, the founder and CEO of the Safe Haven Project raised about $3,000. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details of the work the project is doing to educate people about HIV/AIDS.

Additional information about the Safe Haven Project is available at:

http://www.charityadvantage.com/safehaven/Welcomehome.asp

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WAMC New England News
11:59 am
Tue July 10, 2007

Legislators Return to Montpelier Wednesday

Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Legislature returns to Montpelier tomorrow for a special session to consider veto overrides. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has a preview of the legislative action.

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WAMC New England News
3:41 am
Tue July 10, 2007

Farming Is Celebrated In Art

Hatfield, MA – A public art project is celebrating and promoting the rich agricultural heritage of the town of Hatfield Massachusetts....WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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