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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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WAMC New England News
1:42 am
Wed August 2, 2006

Romney Wants Independent Big Dig Task Force

Boston, MA – While the investigation continues into the big dig ceiling collapse that sent 12 tons of concrete onto a passing car, killing a passenger, Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has proposed an independent task force to oversee the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority. The proposal already has encountered some political flak. More from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.

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WAMC New England News
1:36 am
Tue August 1, 2006

Mass. Legislative Session Ends with Unfinished Business

Boston, MA – Some Western Massachusetts lawmakers are disappointed the state legislature failed to pass higher education funding before the legislative session ended late last night. More from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.

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WAMC New England News
1:34 am
Tue August 1, 2006

Heat is On in Region

Taunton, MA – It's going to be a scorcher in the Northeast today and tomorrow. Excessive heat warnings are flying in much of New York state and heat advisories are posted in western New England. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the details on preparations for the heat wave in western New England.

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WAMC New England News
11:39 am
Mon July 31, 2006

Dozens of Massachusetts Lawmakers Try to Prevent Turnpike Toll Hike

Boston, MA – Dozens of Massachusetts lawmakers are trying to prevent any attempt to raise Massachusetts Turnpike tolls to help pay for the latest Big Dig troubles. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more.

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WAMC New England News
5:10 am
Mon July 31, 2006

Mass. Lawmakers Want to Ban Bullies in Schools

Boston, ma – The Massachusetts Senate has unanimously passed an anti-school bullying bill. More from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.

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WAMC New England News
11:58 am
Fri July 28, 2006

Pittsfield Schools Vandalized

Pittsfield, MA – At least three Pittsfield Public Schools have been tagged by vandals. Police intend to seek criminal complaints against at least three youths they believe committed the crimes. With More WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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WAMC New England News
4:30 am
Fri July 28, 2006

Cheers to Democracy

North Adams, MA – North Adams, Massachusetts is the 150th chapter of Drinking Liberally, a social organization that has been sprouting up through out the region and across the country. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the story of how an informal gathering of friends spiraled into a national movement;

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