New England News

WAMC New England News
4:44 am
Thu June 1, 2006

Burlington Gears up for Opening of Discover Jazz Festival

Burlington, VT – Burlington Vermont's largest festival of the year is set to begin. The 23rd Discover Jazz Festival kicks off a ten day series of performances Friday night. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
3:44 am
Thu June 1, 2006

Burlington Gears up for Opening of Discover Jazz Festival

Burlington, VT – Burlington Vermont's largest festival of the year is set to begin. The 23rd Discover Jazz Festival kicks off a ten day series of performances Friday night. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
12:23 am
Thu June 1, 2006

Mayor's Comments Spurs Debate on Gun Control in Vermont

Burlington, VT – Following a spate of gun-related crimes in his city, Burlington, Vermont Mayor Bob Kiss commented that more handgun control might need to be considered. That immediately brought criticism from an NRA sponsored group, and is spurring discussion about the issue. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:57 am
Wed May 31, 2006

Vermont Town To Use Drive Through Voting

Williston, VT – Next week, Williston, Vermont voters will be asked to authorize the use of one-point-two million dollars for a new police station and fire hall. When voters go to the polls they will be able to walk up to place their votes, or stay in their car and drive in to two huge bays of an old firehouse. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:44 am
Wed May 31, 2006

Romney Wants Parents Without Custody to Help Pay for Kids' Health care

Boston, Ma – Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney introduced legislation today intended to force more non-custodial parents to contribute to the kids' health insurance. More now from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.

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WAMC New England News
3:44 am
Wed May 31, 2006

More Money from Microsoft for UMass

AMHERST, MA – Microsoft announced another grant today for its continuing high-tech collaboration with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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WAMC New England News
12:03 am
Wed May 31, 2006

Western Mass. Delegates Gear Up For Dem. Convention

Great Barrington, MA – The Massachusetts Democratic State Nominating Convention is scheduled for Friday and Saturday in Worcester. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has a report on delegate participation from Western Massachusetts;

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WAMC New England News
11:42 am
Tue May 30, 2006

High-tech Easthampton Community to Appeal to Gays and Lesbians

Easthampton, ma – There will soon be a new luxury apartment community in Easthampton, Massachusetts aimed at gays and Lesbians who want a safe place to settle down. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff spoke with its founders.

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WAMC New England News
12:07 am
Tue May 30, 2006

Legal Battle Over Church Building Ends

Lenox, MA – More than a year of legal wrangling in a Federal Court over a proposal to build a large Catholic church parish center in the residential section of a Berkshire County town appears to be over. And as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports, construction on the parish center could begin as soon as tomorrow:

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WAMC New England News
11:56 am
Fri May 26, 2006

Additional Amendments to Passport Initiative Passed by U-S Senate

Plattsburgh, NY – Amendments were added to the Senate immigration bill before it passed on Thursday that would further modify impending passport requirements at the nation's borders. An earlier amendment called for delaying implementation, and the new proposals would add several reforms. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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