New England News

WAMC New England News
3:06 am
Mon May 15, 2006

Serious Flooding Affecting Parts of Massachusetts

Northampton, ma – For parts of New England, it's being called the heaviest rains in ten years or more. The record rainfall is causing devastating flooding and closing schools. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has an update.

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WAMC New England News
12:30 am
Mon May 15, 2006

Berkshire International Film Festival Wraps

Great Barrington, MA – Nearly a dozen films at the first annual Berkshire International Film Festival played to a sold-out crowd. And our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the details of its inaugural showing in downtown Great Barrington this weekend;

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WAMC New England News
11:51 am
Thu May 11, 2006

Community Invited to Help Combat Hate Crime

Pittsfield, MA – A number of Berkshire County religious organizations are coming together to plant a garden of hope at Sinai Academy of the Berkhsires. The school had been the victim of a hate crime last month. With More WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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WAMC New England News
11:49 am
Thu May 11, 2006

Vermont Legislature Adjourns Session

Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Legislature has adjourned its 2006 session. It's final action before the near-midnight end, was the adoption of a compromise college scholarship plan. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has reaction to the Legislature's year.

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WAMC New England News
8:46 am
Thu May 11, 2006

Helping Put Health Care on the Map

North Adams, MA – A leading member of the Berkshire County health care community has been tapped by Massachusetts Attorney General Thomas Reilly to assist with the creation of the state's first-in-the-nation health insurance for all proposal. With more, WAMC'S Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo:

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WAMC New England News
11:55 am
Wed May 10, 2006

Vermont Legislature Passes Compromise Health Reform Package

Montpelier, VT – Late Tuesday night, the Vermont House passed a health reform initiative by an 88-to-54 vote. The vote came hours after a compromise was reached between legislative leaders and Governor Jim Douglas. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
2:26 am
Wed May 10, 2006

Many Schools Failing Under No Child Left Behind

WAshington, Dc – At least 1750 schools nationally may be forced to drastically change after falling short of No Child Left Behind Standards. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more.

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WAMC New England News
1:01 am
Wed May 10, 2006

Downing Announces Senate Run

Pittsfield, MA – Gearing up for a September primary, a Democratic contender for the Berkshire County's lone state senate seat has formally announced his intention to run. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the details;

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WAMC New England News
11:52 am
Tue May 9, 2006

In Greenfield, a Deal Brings Big Box Store and Saves Burial Ground

Greenfield, Ma – The town of Greenfield, Massachusetts is one step closer to getting a discount retailer after an agreement has been worked out between a developer and a Native American group that says the site has Native American remains. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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WAMC New England News
4:53 am
Tue May 9, 2006

Gas Prices Not That Big a Deal?

Northampton, ma – The average cost of gas nationally is inching closer to $3 dollars a gallon. But are those high prices really having an effect on the average consumer? WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff takes a look.

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