New England News

WAMC New England News
12:46 am
Thu December 4, 2008

Jacob's Pillow Makes First Announcement for 2009

Becket, Ma – Jacob's Pillow, in Becket, Massachusetts, was once a stop on the underground railroad. In 1933, dance legend Ted Shawn founded a summer dance festival on the site. More than 75 years later, The Pillow has grown to achieve worldwide recognition for its performances and comprehensive archives of dance. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz toured the grounds

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WAMC New England News
3:05 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Mark Potok on Hate Groups

Great Barrington, Ma – Mark Potok is the Director of the Southern Poverty Law Center's Intelligence Project, and editor of Intelligence Report Magazine. Potok specializes in exposing radical hate groups throughout the country and is often cited in major media publications. He spoke Tuesday night at the Hevreh of Southern Berkshire in Great Barrington. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz spoke one-on-one with Potok about the rise in activity among hate groups since the election of Barack Obama .

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WAMC New England News
2:51 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Trash turned to energy in Pittsfield

Pittsfield, Ma – In a traditional garbage dump, waste will sit in a landfill decomposing over time, this method uses up a lot of land, and releases massive amounts of methane gas into the atmosphere. In Northern Berkshire County, garbage is converted into usable energy. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports from Covanta Pittsfield .

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WAMC New England News
2:42 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Two Families Get Homes for the Holidays

PIttsfield, Ma – Two families will be moving into their new Pittsfield homes this week, thanks to the Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity and a lot of "sweat" equity. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
2:35 am
Wed November 26, 2008

Norman Rockwell Museum gets National Award

Stockbridge, Ma – The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge was honored with the National Humanities Medal last week. This is the first time the award has been awarded to a museum, the Humanities medal normally goes to individual scholars, writers or philanthropists. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
3:47 am
Fri November 21, 2008

NanoWrimo in full swing

Berkshires – November is National Novel Writing Month. A contest that challenges writers to start and finish a 50 thousand word manuscript in 30 days. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports .

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WAMC New England News
3:12 am
Fri November 21, 2008

Tanglewood Releases New Summer Lineup

Lenox, Ma – The Tanglewood Music Festival announced their Summer 2009 lineup. As the summer home for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood has been doing this festival for over 70 years in Lenox, Massachusetts. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the preview .

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WAMC New England News
7:13 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Protesters ask for charges to be dropped against UMass student

Northampton, MA – Protestors marched through the streets of Northampton Massachusetts Wednesday evening to call on the local prosecutor to drop charges against a former UMass student accused in a racially tinged assault.WAMC's Paul Tuthill reports. COPYRIGHT 2008 BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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WAMC New England News
3:32 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Census more important as population declines

Berkshire County, Ma – The national census takes place April 1st, 2010. Even though it's still over a year away, politicians and community leaders in the Berkshires are beginning efforts to make sure that every resident is counted. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz reports

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WAMC New England News
3:26 am
Thu November 20, 2008

Miss Hall's School, a leadership factory for girls

Berkshire County, MA – New York Times best selling author, Rachel Simmons, recently joined the all girls' Miss Hall's School in Pittsfield as a scholar in residence. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Charlie Deitz has the story

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