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WAMC New England News
4:51 am
Tue April 10, 2007

One State Forest Closed to Off-Road Vehicles

Boston, MA – After a lengthy review Massachusetts officials have decided to close one of the nine state forests to off -road vehicles. The forest that will be off limits to A-T-V's is in Northeastern Massachusetts. For this season the rules of off -roading will remain unchanged at four state forests in the Berkshires. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
3:57 am
Tue April 10, 2007

Atlantic Salmon Released In Conn. River

Sunderland,MA – Biologists are making another effort this spring to restock the Connecticut River watershed with Atlantic Salmon. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..

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WAMC New England News
11:51 am
Mon April 9, 2007

Summit to Assess Lake Champlain Lamprey Controls

Burlington, VT – The Lake Champlain Fish and Wildlife Management Cooperative will hold a summit on sea lamprey control in Lake Champlain this Wednesday in Burlington. A primary focus of the conference is getting public input on control efforts. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:02 am
Mon April 9, 2007

Students inquire of Burns' history

Carrie Saldo – Documentary film maker Ken Burns' next project, The War, is set to air on PBS in the fall. Burns was in the Berkshires recently to show a sneak-peek of the film. But while at Simon's Rock College, he also sat down with students to discuss his work. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, was there and filed this report;

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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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