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WAMC New England News
5:07 am
Wed July 26, 2006

Massachusetts to go on Tax Holiday in August

Boston, ma – It looks all but certain that Massachusetts shoppers will get to enjoy a two-day sales tax holiday in August. Details from Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.

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WAMC New England News
4:47 am
Tue July 25, 2006

Former Springfield School Dept. Manager Arrested for Doling Out No-Show Jobs

Springfield, ma – As part of an ongoing investigation into corruption in Springfield, a former manager in the city's school department was arrested today and appeared in US District Court. He's charged with handing out no-show jobs. And, as WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief reports, this is not the first time he's been accused of malfeasance.

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WAMC New England News
3:38 am
Tue July 25, 2006

Riotous Youth In Lenox

Lenox, MA – Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, Massachusetts, is well-known for its productions of the Elizabethan playwright's works. But the company is also dedicated to fostering a better understanding of that work among youth. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report on one way it seeks to accomplish that;

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WAMC New England News
1:08 am
Tue July 25, 2006

Romney-Amorello Feud Continues as Inspectors Find More Big Dig Problems

Boston, MA – Boston's Big Dig continues to be a big headache for the city as well as motorists statewide trying to get to Logan International Airport. As embattled Turnpike chairman Matt Amorello fights to keep his job, inspectors have found yet more loose bolts in the tunnel's ceiling panels. An update now from Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.

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WAMC New England News
11:42 am
Mon July 24, 2006

$300,000 For Pittsfield's Colonial

Pittsfield, MA – With a little over a month left before its grand re-opening, officials of Pittsfield, Massachusetts' historic Colonial Theatre are in line to get $300,000 in federal funds to help it wrap up its nearly $22 million restoration project. Carrie Saldo, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, has more;

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WAMC New England News
4:29 am
Mon July 24, 2006

Raises on the Way for Some State Workers

Amherst, ma – Some state workers in Massachusetts may see some extra money coming their way soon if the last part of a retroactive raise is approved before lawmakers head home next week. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff now with more.

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WAMC New England News
4:28 am
Mon July 24, 2006

Changes Coming to Mass. Welfare

Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Legislature has approved some changes to the state's welfare rules. But Governor Mitt Romney says the bill doesn't go far enough. Details now from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.

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WAMC New England News
11:54 am
Fri July 21, 2006

Hiking For A Cure

North Adams, MA – It is estimated more than 200,000 women and 1,600 men are diagnosed with breast cancer annually. And two young men are on a journey to raise awareness about, and money, for combating the disease. Their Appalachian Trail hike took them through Berkshire County yesterday. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;

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WAMC New England News
11:13 am
Fri July 21, 2006

Filmmaker Launches Organization to Get Romney to White House

Salt Lake City, UT – A filmmaker has become so smitten with Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney that he is launching an organization to draft Romney to run for President-and he intends to create ads that will teach Americans about Mormonism-Romney's faith. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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WAMC New England News
5:29 am
Fri July 21, 2006

Reaction to Events in Middle East

Amherst, MA – Today is day ten of the fighting in the Middle East. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff gets reaction and analysis from some in Western Massachusetts who know the Middle East from personal experience:

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