New England News

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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WAMC New England News
12:24 am
Wed August 9, 2006

Dems eyeing senate seat

Great Barrington, MA – With the September primary about six weeks away, the five democrats vying for the First Berkshire District Massachusetts Senate seat discussed their views on a variety of issues at a forum in Great Barrington Tuesday night. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;

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WAMC New England News
11:02 am
Tue August 8, 2006

Two forums set for candidates in state and local races

Great Barrington, MA – A number of state and local candidates engrossed in campaigning for the forthcoming September Massachusetts primary will get a chance to show their stuff at forums scheduled in the Berkshires tonight and next week. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has a preview;

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WAMC New England News
4:49 am
Tue August 8, 2006

Western Mass. Towns Feel Left Out of Flood Relief

Springfield, ma – There have been two major flood disasters within the past year in Massachusetts.The storms in October and May caused considerable damage and financial losses. Now some towns are receiving help from the state and FEMA-while others are feeling left out. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:55 am
Mon August 7, 2006

Conservation Land Swap Approved by Governor

Pittsfield, MA – Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has signed a law that authorizes the city of Pittsfield to use 21 acres of conservation land for the long-awaited expansion of the Pittsfield Municipal Airport. But, as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, the conservation land will be replaced with four times that amount of acreage:

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WAMC New England News
5:41 am
Mon August 7, 2006

Business Innovators Want to Showcase Local Innovations

Pittsfield, MA – The Berkshire Museum intends to use a $1.2 million gift from a local foundation with national and international reach to expand the "window" the museum offers to the world. It's part of a major 9-million dollar upgrade and expansion of the Pittsfield facility, which attracts about 90-thousand visitors a year. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo explains;

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WAMC New England News
1:59 am
Fri August 4, 2006

Massachusetts Cancer Researcher Turned Presidential-Hopeful Awaits Results in Congo

Westborough, ma – A Massachusetts Cancer researcher is among the more than 30 candidates awaiting the results of last Sunday's landmark elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The results will likely not be known for another two weeks, but his family and friends are cautiously optimistic. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has his story.

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WAMC New England News
1:43 am
Thu August 3, 2006

Monson, MA Cancels Bus Radio Contract

Monson, MA – The town of Monson, Massachusetts has decided to cancel its contract with a company that would have piped music and advertising into the town's school buses. The cancellation comes before the equipment was ever installed. As WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports, it was community outrage that sunk the deal.

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WAMC New England News
1:43 am
Wed August 2, 2006

Thermometers Hit 100 Degrees in Region

NOrthampton, ma – The excessive heat in Massachusetts has strained the power grid and prompted local communities to open cooling centers. Here's WAMC's Pioneer Valley bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.

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