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WAMC New England News
4:37 am
Fri July 21, 2006

Meetings Scheduled To Explain Farm Premises Registration

Montpelier, VT – A series of hearings begin next week to explain Vermont's proposed farm registration program for livestock operations. Under the program, operations ranging from hundreds of animals to a few backyard chickens must register with the state. But not all farmers like that idea.
WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
12:11 am
Fri July 21, 2006

Capeless Wants Baran Attorney's Gagged

Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire County District Attorney David Capeless is seeking a gag order in a case that has been granted a re-trial twenty years after the defendant was convicted of child rape and molestation and sentenced to life in prison. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;

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WAMC New England News
11:47 am
Thu July 20, 2006

UMass Works to Get Crime Under Control

Amherst, MA – The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is beefing up its campus security. A report from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.

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WAMC New England News
5:43 am
Wed July 19, 2006

Springfield Developer Tells Story of Leaving Beirut

Amman, Jordan – One of the several thousand Americans forced out of Lebanon by the fierce fighting between Israeli forces and the Hezbollah is heading home to Massachusetts. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reached the man in a hotel room in Amman, Jordan, as he prepared for the homeward journey.

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WAMC New England News
12:11 am
Wed July 19, 2006

Simon's Rock To Offer Scholarship to 14 Counties

Great Barrington, MA – The nation's lone liberal arts and sciences college, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, designed specifically for high school age students is preparing to celebrate its 40th anniversary. And in its anniversary year administrators at Simons Rock College of Bard say they are focusing on developing stronger regional ties. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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WAMC New England News
12:04 am
Wed July 19, 2006

Berkshire Fringe Fest Opens

Great Barrington, MA – The Berkshire Fringe Festival opens its three-week long run Tuesday evening at the Daniel Arts Center, in Great Barrington. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the details;
About to embark on its second year, the Berkshire Fringe Festival, which presents a variety of new dance and theater works has programming its artistic directors didn't anticipate being able to offer for another three to four years.

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WAMC New England News
11:38 am
Tue July 18, 2006

Small City Connected to the Moon, Manhattan Project

North Adams, MA – There is a little known-connection between North Adams, Massachusetts and two of the most dramatic achievements of the 20th century. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo visited the North Adams Museum of History and Science to get the details;

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WAMC New England News
5:04 am
Tue July 18, 2006

Vermont Public Service Board Rejects Permit for East Haven Wind Farm

Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Public Service Board has rejected a proposal to build a wind farm atop East Mountain in the Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Both opponents and proponents of the project say there are positives and negatives in the ruling. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
5:00 am
Tue July 18, 2006

Filing Deadline Closes for Statehouse Races, Vermont Political Season Moves Into High Gear

Montpelier, VT – Vermont politicians are beginning what could be a bruising political season. Monday was the filing deadline for the September primary in races that will determine control of the Vermont Legislature. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
12:08 am
Tue July 18, 2006

It's Never too Early to Think About Winter Heating

Lenox, MA – As the hot spell continues over the Northeast, some heating-oil customers in Massachusetts are thinking ahead to the winter, scoping out ways to save money . Oil heating bills doubled for many customers last winter. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff explains.

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