New England News

WAMC New England News
11:53 am
Tue March 13, 2007

Farm Bill Field Hearing Held in Vermont

Montpelier, VT – Vermont's entire Congressional delegation was at the statehouse in Montpelier on Monday to hear from Vermonters about what needs to be included in a renewed national farm bill. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:47 am
Tue March 13, 2007

Mayors differ on development plan

Pittsfield, MA – A recently released a long-range economic development strategy, known as the Berkshire Blueprint, is being read very differently by the county's two mayors - North Adams Mayor John Barrett and Pittsfield Mayor James Ruberto. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;

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WAMC New England News
11:20 am
Mon March 12, 2007

Crossover Deadline Looms

Montpelier, VT – Committees in the Vermont Legislature will be pushing to get their work done this week. Friday is the deadline to move any legislation to the floor so it can go to the opposite chamber for consideration. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:57 am
Mon March 12, 2007

Massachusetts Governor Reduces Schedule

Boston, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will be lightening his workload as he tends to family concerns. It was disclosed over the weekend that Massaschusetts First Lady Diane Patrick is being treated for exhaustion and depression. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
11:44 am
Fri March 9, 2007

Democrats Criticize Governor's Forums

Montpelier, VT – Vermont Governor Jim Douglas is holding a series of Accountability Forums across the state to discuss his concerns about the Democratically controlled state Legislature. The chair of the Vermont Democratic Party is questioning why the Vermont Republican Party is involved with the forums, and says it sounds more like the governor is on the campaign trail. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
12:35 am
Fri March 9, 2007

Funds Available to Probe Possible Pollution

West Springfield, MA – The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission has obtained federal grants to investigate abandoned properties for possible contamination and determine if the properties can be redeveloped.. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..

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WAMC New England News
5:08 am
Thu March 8, 2007

Friendly Ice Cream Explores Possible Sale

Wilbraham, MA – Friendly Ice Cream Corporation, the venerable chain of sandwich and ice cream shops is facing an uncertain future. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports..

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WAMC New England News
5:02 am
Thu March 8, 2007

New Power Lines Planned for Southern New England

Holyoke, MA – Plans are in the works to put up new high voltage electric transmission lines in Southern New England. The story from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill

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WAMC New England News
3:14 am
Thu March 8, 2007

Mill to close, despite parent company's profits

Housatonic, MA – While plant employees are reeling over the impending job loss at a Berkshire County paper mill set to close in May, the mill's parent company posted its year end report. And as Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, employees are trying to reconcile their loss against the company's reported 2006 $62.5 million gain;

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WAMC New England News
11:53 am
Wed March 7, 2007

Reviewing Vermont Town Meeting Day

Montpelier, VT – Most Vermont communities held their Town Meeting Day Tuesday. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks at the highlights of what voters discussed, passed or defeated.

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