New England News

WAMC New England News
11:19 am
Fri March 23, 2007

Regulatory and legislative changes needed

Great Barrington, MA – The Massachusetts Undersecretary of Energy says there's a need for legislative and regulatory changes in order for the state to increase its energy efficiency and in turn reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;

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WAMC New England News
3:57 am
Fri March 23, 2007

Wounded Vets Would Get Help at Massachusetts School

Gardner, MA – A veterans group is teaming up with a community college in Massachusetts to try to create a first of its kind rehabilitation and educational facility for wounded war veterans...WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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WAMC New England News
11:31 am
Thu March 22, 2007

National meets local

Stockbridge, MA – Massachusetts residents are in the process of closing their annual town meeting warrants. Among those petitions Stockbridge is set to discuss is whether impeachment proceedings should be brought against President Bush and Vice President Cheney. More from WAMC's Carrie Saldo;

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WAMC New England News
4:21 am
Thu March 22, 2007

Murray Becomes Massachusetts Senate President

Boston, MA – More history was made in Massachusetts State Government this week . Two months after the state's first black governor, Deval Patrick, was sworn into office, a woman was picked for the first time to lead one of the chambers of the state legislature. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..

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WAMC New England News
4:16 am
Thu March 22, 2007

Pay Gap Said to Hurt Faculty Recruiting

Westfield, MA – A new study finds professors at the nine Massachusetts State Colleges are underpaid when compared to their peers in other states. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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WAMC New England News
10:42 am
Wed March 21, 2007

Truancy and teen pregnancy high in city

Pittsfield, MA – The city of Pittsfield has among the highest rates of teen pregnancy and truancy in Massachusetts. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports on the public school district's efforts to address both issues;

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WAMC New England News
1:42 am
Wed March 21, 2007

New Health Insurance Requirements Delayed

Boston,MA – Massachusetts is poised to become the first state in the country to require all health insurance plans to pay for prescription drugs, but it won't be a requirement until 2009. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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WAMC New England News
11:59 am
Tue March 20, 2007

Investors Call for Congressional Climate Action

Montpelier, VT – A coalition of businesses, utilities and institutional investors have called on Congress to do more to curb global climate change. They say a strong national policy is needed to assure long-term business viability. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:41 am
Tue March 20, 2007

Researcher: You control climate change

Pittsfield, MA – If the nine Northeast states were a nation it would be the seventh largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world, according to a Tufts University professor. But as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports scientists and others say reversing this emissions trend, which is contributing to global warming, is possible and lies in the hands of each one of us;

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WAMC New England News
5:01 am
Tue March 20, 2007

Deal with IRS Spares Springfield Retirees

Springfield, MA – The City of Springfield Massachusetts has a struck a deal with the IRS to get thousands of the city's retired employees off the hook for back taxes and penalties. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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