New England News

WAMC New England News
3:21 am
Fri May 25, 2007

Initiatives to Clean Up Lake Champlain Strengthened

Montpelier, VT – Vermont Governor Jim Douglas has signed legislation aimed at strengthening the clean up of Lake Champlain. At the same time, the Agency of Natural Resources has named a so-called lake czar to oversee the state's clean up efforts. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
1:29 am
Fri May 25, 2007

'Safety net' now a spring board for community

North Adams, MA – The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition has been the catalyst for the creation of at least four other human service organizations and now the community outreach organization is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report.

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WAMC New England News
10:02 am
Thu May 24, 2007

Nurses, Hospital at impasse in negotiations

North Adams, MA – The nurses at North Adams Regional Hospital have called in a federal mediator to help it resolve contract disputes with its parent company, Northern Berkshire Health Care, as it looks to re-negotiate its expired contract. But at this point, both sides agree the stalled negotiations won't impact patient care.
WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports;

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WAMC New England News
3:35 am
Thu May 24, 2007

Arts Economy In Focus At Seminar

Northampton, MA – More than fifty municipal planners and economic development specialists from communities through out the Pioneer Valley met in Northampton Massachusetts today to talk about how to capitalize on the economic benefits of arts and culture. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..

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WAMC New England News
3:26 am
Thu May 24, 2007

Westfield Mayor To Take State Post

Westfield, MA – One of the longest serving mayors in Massachusetts, Richard K. Sullivan Junior of Westfield, is planning to resign to take over a state agency. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports

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WAMC New England News
3:24 am
Thu May 24, 2007

Health care "friends"

North Adams, MA – A North Adams-based health care access program has tapped into the social networking site, Myspace.com. Ecu-Health Care wants to reach young Massachusetts residents who may be unaware of the state's health insurance mandate, effective July 1 for those 18 and older. The details from WAMC's Carrie Saldo;

You can visit the Ecu-Health care Myspace page at www.myspace/ecuhealthcare

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WAMC New England News
12:09 am
Thu May 24, 2007

Regional Representatives Want MILC Restored

Washington, DC – Congressional representatives from the region have signed on to a letter to the Chairs of the House Agriculture Committee and the House Agriculture Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Subcommittee asking that a federal dairy support program be included in the farm bill that is currently being negotiated. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
12:09 am
Thu May 24, 2007

Regional Representatives Want MILC Restored

Washington, DC – Congressional representatives from the region have signed on to a letter to the Chairs of the House Agriculture Committee and the House Agriculture Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Subcommittee asking that a federal dairy support program be included in the farm bill that is currently being negotiated. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
5:21 am
Wed May 23, 2007

Homeless To Move To Subsidized Housing

Springfield, MA – If all goes as planned, 100 chronically homeless people will be moving into apartments of their own in the city of Springfield Massachusetts during the next few months. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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WAMC New England News
5:04 am
Tue May 22, 2007

"Green" Co-op Market Being Built

Northampton, MA – The City of Northampton Massachusetts , located in a region with a rich history of local agriculture, has been without a locally owned food co-op since the 1980s. But that will soon change, as we hear from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief, Paul Tuthill.....

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