New England News

WAMC New England News
12:24 am
Wed July 12, 2006

Kriplau Downsizes Its Proposed Plans

Stockbridge, MA – One of the largest new-age spas in the Northeast has decreased its proposed expansion plans in order to ease the concerns some discontented residents expressed about its proposed seven-story 84 room expansion. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;

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WAMC New England News
12:01 am
Wed July 12, 2006

Appeal For Federal Benefits Approved for Capital City Press Workers

Berlin, VT – Workers at the recently closed Capital City Press in Berlin, Vermont will qualify for federal assistance. An appeal of a U-S Labor Department decision found that the plant's closing was due to overseas competition and thus allows workers to receive the additional assistance. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:55 am
Tue July 11, 2006

Microsoft Settlement To Benefit Vermont Schools

Montpelier, VT – The settlement of a court case with Microsoft Corporation will help Vermont schools. Attorney General William Sorrell and Education Commissioner Richard Cate say 135 schools will share in four-point-seven million dollars that can be used for software, hardware and other forms of educational technology. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
10:29 am
Tue July 11, 2006

Governing Wind

Savoy, MA – A small Berkshire County community may have two bylaws to consider regarding wind turbines in the coming months. Proposed use of the technology here has been a sore spot for some who say it will ruin scenic vistas. Others are in favor of wind turbines for use as a clean, alternative energy source. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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WAMC New England News
4:26 am
Tue July 11, 2006

Springfield Police Investigate Heroin Overdoses

Springfield, MA – Springfield police are investigating three suspected heroin overdoses in the city over the weekend. And that has some wondering if a more potent form of the drug is now circulating in western Massachusetts. An update now from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff. .

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WAMC New England News
4:24 am
Tue July 11, 2006

Springfield to Get Sobriety School

Boston, MA – Springfield, Massachusetts is getting a new high school for students recovering from substance abuse. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:59 am
Mon July 10, 2006

Tentative Contract Reached Between Nurses and Vermont's Largest Hospital

Burlington, VT – A tentative contract settlement has been reached between Fletcher Allen Health Care and its nurses. Vermont's largest hospital and its nurses and LPN's came to an agreement during a protracted weekend negotiating session to replace the contract that expired at midnight on Saturday. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:41 am
Mon July 10, 2006

MCLA First To Offer Specialized Degree

North Adams, MA – The Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, in North Adams, will be the first public college in the state to offer a degree in Arts Management. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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WAMC New England News
4:22 am
Mon July 10, 2006

Lawmakers Poised to Raise Mass. Minimum Wage

Boston, MA – Massachusetts lawmakers are poised to approve a significant increase to the state's minimum wage this week. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff looks at the increase and how it could affect workers and the economy.

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WAMC New England News
12:03 am
Mon July 10, 2006

Massachusetts Democrats Establish Panel to Review Attack Ads

Boston, MA – The Massachusetts Democratic Party is trying to eliminate personal attack ads from the primary battle that's gearing up for the fall. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff explains.

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