New England News

WAMC New England News
4:35 am
Wed June 21, 2006

Re-trial Ordered After 20 Years in Prison

Pittsfield, MA – A Berkshire County man convicted of raping three children over 20 years ago has been granted a new trial; Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the details;

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WAMC New England News
8:58 am
Tue June 20, 2006

Massachusetts Plans to Share Burden of Capital Improvements

Boston, MA – Massachusetts legislators have developed what they are calling a first in the nation initiative" - a cultural facilities fund that shares the burden of, often costly, capital improvements with arts organizations. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, spoke with one well known summerstock theater to put the funds' impact in perspective;

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WAMC New England News
1:17 am
Tue June 20, 2006

Pioneer Valley Has Most Working Poor Families in State

Boston, Ma – A new study from the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute shows that the Pioneer Valley has more working poor families than anywhere else in the state. Details from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.

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WAMC New England News
11:42 am
Fri June 16, 2006

Investors Call For Corporate Global Warming Disclosure

Montpelier, VT – Vermont's treasurer has joined with his counterparts in Connecticut, New York, Maine, California and other institutional investors in asking the head of the Securities and Exchange Commission to require that publicly traded companies disclose their financial risk from global warming. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:15 am
Fri June 16, 2006

Group Releases Father's Day Anti-Domestic Violence PSA's

Amherst, MA – A Western Massachusetts group is trying to use Father's Day to get the public to think about preventing domestic violence. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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WAMC New England News
11:11 am
Fri June 16, 2006

Massachusetts House Approves Supplemental Spending

Boston, MA – The Massachusetts House has approved hundreds of millions of dollars of new state spending. Details now from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.

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WAMC New England News
12:10 am
Fri June 16, 2006

Mass. Legislature Approves $458 Million Eco. Stimulus Bill

Boston, MA – An economic stimulus bill passed by the Massachusetts legislature could help jump start several arts and culture projects in Berkshire County. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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WAMC New England News
5:06 am
Thu June 15, 2006

Williamstown Resident Officially Announces Senate Bid

Stockbridge, MA – A second Democrat in the race for Andrea Nuciforo's open Western Massachiusetts state senate seat traveled through Berkshire County today announcing her candidacy. WAMC"s Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details of Margaret Ware's campaign announcement;

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WAMC New England News
4:59 am
Thu June 15, 2006

Miniature Theatre Adopts a Second Home

Sheffield, MA – The Consolati Center for Performing Arts in Sheffield, Massachusetts will once again serve as a home to an equity summer-stock theater. This time, the company is a well known theater from nearby Hampden County. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the details;

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WAMC New England News
2:11 am
Wed June 14, 2006

Vermont to Seek Disaster Assistance and Will Schedule Emergency Summit To Discuss Dairy Industry Despair

Montpelier, VT – Vermont Governor Jim Douglas is calling for an emergency dairy summit and is also seeking federal disaster assistance to help the state's farmers deal with what he calls a perfect storm of low milk prices, high fuel costs and bad weather. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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