New England News

WAMC New England News
11:57 am
Tue February 20, 2007

Snow Collapses Barns

Montpelier, VT – In the wake of last week's heavy snowfall, numerous barn roofs in Vermont have collapsed. Volunteers have been working thru the weekend to try to clear the snow-pack from the most at-risk barns to try to save livestock and their shelter. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:55 am
Tue February 20, 2007

Creative Index would assess arts in schools

Boston, MA – The concept of Creative economy has been the focus of a county-wide study in the Berkshires and was a focus of statewide community meetings held by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Now, a Berkshire County legislator has filed a bill that would monitor the teaching of creativity and innovation in Massachusetts' classrooms.
More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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WAMC New England News
11:33 am
Mon February 19, 2007

Warming to the fact of climate change?

Great Barrington, MA – Each year in the United States the average person generates 15,000 pounds of carbon dioxide. That means residents in Berkshire County alone are responsible for about two billion pounds of the gases that contribute to global warming. But, as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, a plan aimed at reducing those emissions is being considered.

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WAMC New England News
3:28 am
Mon February 19, 2007

Search extended for new college president

Westfield, MA – Westfield State College in Westfield Massachusetts is continuing to search for a new president. But, one prominent local candidate says to count him out. Details from WAMC's Pioneer Valley News Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill....

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WAMC New England News
3:34 am
Fri February 16, 2007

UMass students face fee hike next year.

Amherst, MA – The University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees is considering raising student fees by 3.4 percent next year .It would be the fifth year in a row that student charges have gone up. Some say the cost of a public higher education is climbing out of reach. A report from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill....

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WAMC New England News
3:18 am
Fri February 16, 2007

Federal budget: BC hospitals estimate $28.5 million loss

Pittsfield, MA – President George W. Bush's proposed $2.9 Trillion fiscal 2008 budget would cut Medicare by $76 billion over five years, and Medicaid by $27 billion over the same period. And officials with the two largest health care organizations in the Berkshires contend the proposal will have a QOUTE devastating effect on their bottom lines. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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WAMC New England News
3:10 am
Fri February 16, 2007

State Announces 90 Workforce Development Grants

Pittsfield, MA – Several sectors of the Massachusetts workforce received a boost today, with the Secretary of Workforce development announcing $7.1 million in grants for workforce training. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details of those grants and what they'll mean for workers in Western Massachusetts;

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WAMC New England News
3:36 am
Thu February 15, 2007

Massachusetts Governor proposes new municipal help

Boston, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick unveiled a municipal relief package. It proposes local option taxes and mandates municipal pension reforms. The story from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill

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WAMC New England News
11:36 am
Wed February 14, 2007

Vermont Legislature Calls For Immediate Withdrawal From Iraq

Montpelier, VT – Vermont is the first legislature in the country to formally pass a resolution calling for the immediate and orderly withdrawal of U-S troops from Iraq. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:19 am
Wed February 14, 2007

Valentine card industry has Massachusetts roots

South Hadley, MA – The commercial Valentine industry in the United States owes a big debt to a young woman from Massachusetts. Her story from WAMC's Pioneer Valley News Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill...

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