New England News

WAMC New England News
4:48 am
Mon April 2, 2007

Divestment Campaign Against Darfur Genocide

Northampton, MA – A Smith College english professor who has waged a campaign for several years to bring peace to the Sudan and stop what experts say is genocide in the Darfur region is promoting socially responsible investing as a way to achieve the goal..WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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WAMC New England News
1:48 am
Mon April 2, 2007

E-records pilot moves into second phase

North Adams, MA – Northern Berkshire Healthcare is moving into the second phase of a unique pilot program -- the implementation of a community-wide medical record. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this update;

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WAMC New England News
4:11 am
Fri March 30, 2007

Finance Board Has First Public Speak Out.

Springfield, MA – The state board that oversees city government in Springfield Massachusetts held a meeting today that for the first time included a public comment period on the agenda...WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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WAMC New England News
4:09 am
Fri March 30, 2007

Education chair hears superintendents concerns

Pittsfield, MA – Massachusetts State Representative Patricia Haddad, who chairs the Joint Committee on Education, met with 14 Berkshire County school district superintendents Friday. Haddad, a democrat of Somerset, was there to listen to the challenges facing rural school districts. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has this report;

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WAMC New England News
5:19 am
Thu March 29, 2007

Four Schools Try New Plans to Improve

Springfield, MA – Four public schools in Massachusetts have been given latitude by state education officials to try new approaches to improving student learning ...WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
5:13 am
Thu March 29, 2007

Panel Recommends Changes in Child Welfare System

Boston, MA – A special panel of the Massachusetts House of Representatives is recommending changes in the state's child welfare system. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
3:50 am
Thu March 29, 2007

Report: Mass. facing $19 billion transporation infrastructure shortfall

North Adams, MA – The state of Massachusetts is facing up to a $19 billion transportation infrastructure funding shortfall, according to a report released yesterday. But as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, it isn't likely the planned reconstruction of the longest bridge in Berkshire County will be effected;

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WAMC New England News
5:11 am
Wed March 28, 2007

Church Leaders Discuss Catholic Schools

Springfield, MA – More than 100 Catholic church leaders including bishops from all the diocese in New England and Cardinal Sean O-Malley of the Boston Archdiocese met in Springfield Massachusetts today to discuss the future of Catholic education. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..

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WAMC New England News
2:01 am
Wed March 28, 2007

Where the grass, and life, is greener

Great Barrington, MA – Four cities in the region have been named among the top 25 places for best green living in America by a national magazine. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the story;

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WAMC New England News
4:56 am
Tue March 27, 2007

More Massachusetts Towns Seek Tax Hikes

Amherst, MA – The spring town election season is underway in Massachusetts. In addition to electing town officials voters in several communities will be deciding if their property taxes will go up. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..

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