New England News

WAMC New England News
3:58 am
Mon April 9, 2007

PVTA To Change Dial-A-Ride Provider

Springfield, MA – The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority is ending its contract with a company to provide para transit service to the elderly and disabled. The change follows months of complaints from frequent riders and the death last month of an elderly man who was dropped off at the wrong address.. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
3:32 am
Fri April 6, 2007

State Grants Boost Creative Economy

Amherst, MA – A number of grants have been awarded to boost the so-called cultural economy of Western Massachusetts.. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
3:10 am
Fri April 6, 2007

Vermont House Fails to Override First Veto of Session

Montpelier, VT – The Vermont House has failed to override Governor Jim Douglas' first veto. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:59 am
Thu April 5, 2007

Crane looks to foster renewable energy park

Dalton, MA – Dalton, Massachusetts' based Crane and Company is negotiating leases with two renewable energy firms interested in setting up shop in the Berkshires. And as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports, one company is considering developing a 30 to 50 megawatt biomass facility;

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WAMC New England News
2:16 am
Thu April 5, 2007

Massachusetts Congressman Praises N.Ireland Peace Deal

Springfield.MA – Democratic Representative Richard Neal of Springfield Massachusetts led a U-S congressional delegation to Ten Downing Street in London today for a meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the Northern Ireland peace process. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
11:58 am
Wed April 4, 2007

Legislators debate local aid resolution

Boston, MA – The Massachusetts legislature hopes to wrap-up debate on a joint local aid resolution today in order to get a hard and fast figure to cities and towns as they look to complete their budgets. Yesterday, House and Senate leaders announced they agreed on a $235 million increase in local aid. More now from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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WAMC New England News
5:20 am
Wed April 4, 2007

Wind not the the only force

Hancock, MA – With the cost of electricity on the rise, some residents in Berkshire County are eager to learn about the possibility of using wind energy to meet their electricity needs. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports;

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WAMC New England News
4:56 am
Wed April 4, 2007

Massachusetts Considered For Wind Energy Test Site

Amherst, MA – The US Department of Energy is looking for a new location to set up a facility to test wind turbine blades, and Massachusetts is under consideration. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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WAMC New England News
5:07 am
Tue April 3, 2007

Study:Mass Gamblers Spend $1.1Billion Out of State

Dartmouth, MA – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Policy Analysis has issued its 2007 New England Casino Gaming Update. And, it is adding fuel to the debate over expanding legal gaming in Massachusetts....WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
5:01 am
Tue April 3, 2007

26 Gay Marriages Added To State Records

Boston, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has reversed a decision made by his predecessor and instructed state officials to register the marriages of 26 gay couples from other states. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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