New England News

WAMC New England News
1:09 am
Mon June 25, 2007

Patrick/Murray inaugural donates more than $500,000

Pittsfield, MA – Governor Deval Patrick and Lt. Governor Timothy Murray have donated more than $500,000 from their inauguration fund to 215 organizations statewide. Berkshire Bureau chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report on how some groups in Western Massachusetts intend to utilize the money;

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WAMC New England News
5:17 am
Fri June 22, 2007

Public Transportation Links Explored

Springfield, MA – Elected and appointed officials from four New England states and New York took part in a transportation summit in Springfield Massachusetts . The focus was on a proposal for a passenger rail line that would stretch from Brattleboro Vermont through Springfield and Hartford to New York City. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
5:09 am
Thu June 21, 2007

Municipal airport project gets a lift

Pittsfield, MA – The multi-year proposed improvement and expansion of the Pittsfield Municipal Airport is essentially one step away from beginning construction. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;

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WAMC New England News
4:50 am
Thu June 21, 2007

UMass Leaders Endorse Governor's Review

Amherst, MA –
The Board of Trustees of the University of Massachusetts met today on the Amherst Campus. It was the first meeting of the full board since news broke a month ago about possible management changes in the University system. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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WAMC New England News
4:34 am
Thu June 21, 2007

Pittsfield to host montly downtown gatherings

Pittsfield, MA – Pittsfield, Massachusetts is launching its "Third Thursday" series tonight. City officials are hopeful the monthly downtown celebration, similar to First Friday's held in other communities in our listening area, will draw thousands of people to partake in the music, food, free performances and more. Here's WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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WAMC New England News
3:55 am
Wed June 20, 2007

Turnpike Authority Eyes Rush Hour Toll Hikes

Weston, MA – The Massachusetts Turnpike Authority Board is looking at toll increases for the MassPike that could potentially see commuters pay a premium during the traditional rush hours. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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WAMC New England News
3:50 am
Wed June 20, 2007

Five Mothers Enlisted to Fight Cough Syrup Abuse

Amherst, MA – A pediatric nurse practitioner from Amherst Massachusetts has joined a national campaign to combat a form of drug abuse she says many parents are clueless about. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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WAMC New England News
1:22 am
Wed June 20, 2007

'Let's Dance!' Pillow marks 75th season in Becket

Becket, MA – The 75th season of America's longest-running dance festival is in motion in the Berkshires. And WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report on the diamond anniversary season of Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, which officially opens at its home in Becket today;

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WAMC New England News
5:20 am
Tue June 19, 2007

Springfield City Budget In Place

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Finance Control Board has approved a city budget for the fiscal year that begins July First. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..

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WAMC New England News
2:31 am
Mon June 18, 2007

Housatonic River plan released

Pittsfield, MA – The city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts is putting the finishing touches on a revitalization plan for the West branch of the Housatonic River. The plan was developed with the help of the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;

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