New England News

WAMC New England News
4:44 am
Tue May 8, 2007

Panel Seeks Solution To Funding Gap

Holyoke, MA – The Massachusetts Transportation Finance Commission is looking for suggestions on how to close a huge funding gap for road, bridge and rail projects in Massachusetts. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
12:15 am
Tue May 8, 2007

Lawmakers support "murderabilia" prohibition

Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire County district attorney David Capeless is urging the legislature to pass a law prohibiting the sale of so-called murderabilia in Massachusetts. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports

And our thanks to WAMC's David Guistina for contributing to this report.

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WAMC New England News
3:15 am
Mon May 7, 2007

Baseball billboards in the Berkshires

Pittsfield, MA – As baseball season warms up, you can be on the look out for 16 different baseball themed billboards in the Berkshires. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, the details;

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WAMC New England News
12:40 am
Mon May 7, 2007

Strong Growth Seen In Massachusetts Economy

Boston,MA – A recently released report says there has been a dramatic reversal in the Massachusetts economy. Analysts with the Donahue Insitute at Umass Boston say the state's economy grew in the first quarter at nearly four times the national growth rate. But, Western Massachusetts continues to lag. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
11:56 am
Fri May 4, 2007

Three grants for renewable energy

Pittsfield, MA – The Massachusetts Technology Collaborative has awarded more than $100,000 in feasibility study grants to three different renewable energy projects proposed in the Berkshires. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the story;

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WAMC New England News
4:41 am
Fri May 4, 2007

Toxins reduction grants available

Lowell, MA – A research laboratory that works to raise awareness about toxic chemicals that people may come into contact with every day is accepting grant proposals from communities across Massachusetts. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;

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WAMC New England News
3:56 am
Fri May 4, 2007

Pyschiatric Hospital Seeks State Help To Stay Open

Holyoke, MA – A psychiatric hospital in Western Massachusetts is in dire financial shape and officials warn it will close unless there is a substantial increase in state funding. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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WAMC New England News
3:14 am
Thu May 3, 2007

Wind power 101

Pittsfield, MA – With more than one wind turbine project proposed in the Berkshires, a local organization has organized two events to educate the public about the technology. The first event is tonight. And WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details on both happenings;

Event details:

Wind Power 101: At Berkshire Community College's Koussevitzky Art Center.
May 3, 7 p.m.

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WAMC New England News
1:54 am
Thu May 3, 2007

Wal-Mart Project Draws Protests

Hadley, MA – Wal Mart held a community open house Wednesday night in Hadley Massachusetts to promote plans to build a 200 thousand square foot Supercenter in the Hampshire Mall on Route 9. The event drew a crowd of protestors. And, it was held just days after state officials rejected a draft environmental impact report for the project. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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WAMC New England News
3:59 am
Wed May 2, 2007

Holyoke Gets Grant to Fight Obesity

Holyoke, MA – Holyoke Massachusetts is one of nine recipients of a grant from the WK Kellogg Foundation to develop programs to promote healthy living. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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