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WAMC New England News
2:07 am
Tue February 13, 2007

Former Massachusetts Governor begins bid for White House

Boston – Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has become the first of the leading Republican candidates to make official his bid for the White House in 2008. WAMC's Pioneer Valley News Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports...

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WAMC New England News
1:40 am
Tue February 13, 2007

Green grades for schools with deepest pockets

Williamstown, MA – A Cambridge-based research institute has issued green report cards for the 100 college and universities in the United States and Canada with the largest endowments. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports on how some area institutions faired;

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WAMC New England News
1:28 am
Tue February 13, 2007

Onward but not upward

Flordia, MA – Legislation that will allow two Western Massachusetts towns to negotiate 25 year leases with a wind power company has been approved by the governor. But as Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo reports construction on the proposed 20 turbine project is still halted;

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WAMC New England News
11:56 am
Mon February 12, 2007

Housing Secretary: Affordable housing will keep residents

Pittsfield, MA – Daniel O'Connell, Massachusetts' Secretary of Housing and Economic development, began a listening tour in the Berkshires on Friday.
While in the city, O'Connell discussed statewide initiatives but also pointed out he learned about a number of elements unique to the areas economy, adding that that could lead to alternations to some state funded programs. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report;

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WAMC New England News
5:06 am
Mon February 12, 2007

Cross-border Agreement Signed to Protect Cross-Border Lake

Quebec City, Quebec – The governments of Quebec and Vermont have signed an agreement that will ensure emergency responders on both sides of the border can respond if there is a hazardous spill in Lake Memphremagog. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:34 am
Mon February 12, 2007

Massachusetts poor face fuel fund shortage

Springfield,MA – As colder winter weather finally settles in Massachusetts is facing a shortage of funding to provide home heating assistance to the poor. The story from WAMC's Pioneer Valley News Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill....

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WAMC New England News
2:36 am
Mon February 12, 2007

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick outlines business agenda

Agawam, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick addressed a gathering of more than 11 hundred business and political leaders at the Greater Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce annual outlook luncheon. He told them Massachusetts is a crossroads. Details from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill..

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WAMC New England News
10:22 am
Fri February 9, 2007

College promotes HIV testing as gift to Valentine

Westfield, MA – Using Valentines Day as a hook Westfield State College in Western Massachusetts is offering a free HIV testing clinic on the campus on Monday,February 12. WAMC's Pioneer Valley News Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports

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WAMC New England News
12:47 am
Fri February 9, 2007

Employees Begin Moving Out of Sick Building

Bennington, VT – Employees begin moving out of the sick building in Bennington, Vermont today. At the same time, state legislators are conducting hearings to find out why it took nine months to move people out of a facility where the rate of a rare disease is higher than average. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:32 am
Tue February 6, 2007

Vermont Congressman Makes Offices Carbon Neutral

Washington, DC – Vermont Congressman Peter Welch is taking steps to make his offices in Washington and in Vermont carbon free. In doing so, he will also fund renewable energy projects in his home state. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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