New England News

WAMC New England News
4:57 am
Tue April 3, 2007

Pittsfield "dancer" recovered in Saratoga Springs

Pittsfield, MA – A public sculpture stolen from the city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts last week has been recovered, about 70 miles away, in Saratoga Springs, New York. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;

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WAMC New England News
12:09 am
Tue April 3, 2007

What to do with woodlands

Dalton, MA – There are 3.2 million acres of privately owned forest land in Massachusetts. By comparison, the state owns 285,000 acres of forest land and parks, according to the state department of Conservation and Recreation.
Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report on some of the options land owners have for managing their woodlands;

Additional information is available at www.masswoods.net

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WAMC New England News
7:35 am
Mon April 2, 2007

SJC rules EPA can cap carbon emissions

Washington, DC – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled earlier today carbon emissions are pollutants under the Clean Air Act, and therefore the Environmental Protection Agency does have the authority to regulate them. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has reaction to the decision;

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WAMC New England News
4:48 am
Mon April 2, 2007

Divestment Campaign Against Darfur Genocide

Northampton, MA – A Smith College english professor who has waged a campaign for several years to bring peace to the Sudan and stop what experts say is genocide in the Darfur region is promoting socially responsible investing as a way to achieve the goal..WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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WAMC New England News
1:48 am
Mon April 2, 2007

E-records pilot moves into second phase

North Adams, MA – Northern Berkshire Healthcare is moving into the second phase of a unique pilot program -- the implementation of a community-wide medical record. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this update;

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WAMC New England News
4:11 am
Fri March 30, 2007

Finance Board Has First Public Speak Out.

Springfield, MA – The state board that oversees city government in Springfield Massachusetts held a meeting today that for the first time included a public comment period on the agenda...WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports....

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WAMC New England News
4:09 am
Fri March 30, 2007

Education chair hears superintendents concerns

Pittsfield, MA – Massachusetts State Representative Patricia Haddad, who chairs the Joint Committee on Education, met with 14 Berkshire County school district superintendents Friday. Haddad, a democrat of Somerset, was there to listen to the challenges facing rural school districts. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has this report;

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WAMC New England News
5:19 am
Thu March 29, 2007

Four Schools Try New Plans to Improve

Springfield, MA – Four public schools in Massachusetts have been given latitude by state education officials to try new approaches to improving student learning ...WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
5:13 am
Thu March 29, 2007

Panel Recommends Changes in Child Welfare System

Boston, MA – A special panel of the Massachusetts House of Representatives is recommending changes in the state's child welfare system. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
3:50 am
Thu March 29, 2007

Report: Mass. facing $19 billion transporation infrastructure shortfall

North Adams, MA – The state of Massachusetts is facing up to a $19 billion transportation infrastructure funding shortfall, according to a report released yesterday. But as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, it isn't likely the planned reconstruction of the longest bridge in Berkshire County will be effected;

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