New England News

WAMC New England News
12:32 am
Mon July 9, 2007

Faculty Seeks Meeting With UMass Head

Amherst,MA – An interim chancellor will probably be appointed in a few weeks to run the flagship Amherst campus of the University of Massachusetts..The current chancellor, John Lombardi, is expected to be hired this week to become the president of Louisiana State University. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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WAMC New England News
12:08 am
Mon July 9, 2007

Food Shelves Struggling To Provide Resources

Burlington, VT – Food pantries across the region are seeing more demand for their services. But at the same time it costs them more to get food to people, they are also getting less from the federal government. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:59 am
Fri July 6, 2007

Global Warming Events Across Region this Weekend

Burlington, VT – Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is hosting a Town Meeting on Global Warming on Sunday featuring one of the leading experts and activists on the topic: Bill McKibben. Also this weekend are the Live Earth Concerts, and Party for the Planet events held in conjunction with the concerts across the region. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:56 am
Fri July 6, 2007

State Wiretap Investigation Waits for Feds

Montpelier, VT – Vermont's effort to determine whether two phone companies handed over private information to the federal government continues to face delays. The head of the state's ACLU is frustrated, but not surprised, that lawsuits are stalling efforts to find out what happened during the NSA wiretapping controversy. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:56 am
Fri July 6, 2007

Judge Rejects Shelter's Appeal

Springfield, MA – A dispute between the city of Springfield Massachusetts and a social service organization over the operation of a homeless shelter went to court today. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
11:49 am
Thu July 5, 2007

Towns Get Temporary Influx of Tax Monies

Montpelier, VT – Towns across Vermont have received more than 135 million dollars from a state property tax program. The money will be held by the towns for a short time before being transferred to school districts. Some state officials are cautioning towns on how to handle the money during that time. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
2:28 am
Thu July 5, 2007

Lombardi Seeks LSU Presidency

Amherst, MA – The Chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst is reportedly in line to become the new President of Louisiana State University. Published reports in Baton Rouge, where LSU is headquartered, say John Lombardi will be recommended for the job to the LSU board of supervisors at a meeting tomorrow. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
4:16 am
Tue July 3, 2007

Property Tax Appeals Manual Available

Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Secretary of State has issued new manuals to help guide taxpayers and officials though the property tax assessment appeals process. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
1:52 am
Tue July 3, 2007

Publics Help Sought To Save Church

Springfield, MA – Members of the Old First Church in Springfield Massachusetts, the oldest church congregation in Western Massachusetts, are at a crossroads. The church could close by the end of the year . Church leaders have appealed to the community for help. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
12:09 am
Tue July 3, 2007

Three from Western Mass appointed to Patrick's Vets council

Pittsfield, MA – The council appointed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to advise him on how the state can best to assist veterans and their families met for the first time yesterday. The governor appointed three members to the commission from Western Massachusetts. More now from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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