New England News

WAMC New England News
11:15 am
Mon March 27, 2006

Nuciforo Seeks New Office

Great Barrington, MA – Massachusetts State Senator Andrea Nuciforo is preparing for yet another election. But this time he's seeking voter approval to run the Middle Berkshire Registry of Deeds. WAMC Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo spoke with Nuciforo about the reasons for his surprise decision first revealed a week ago.

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WAMC New England News
5:50 am
Mon March 27, 2006

Study Says Asthma Rates High in New England

BOSTON, MA – Researchers in Massachusetts report that New Englanders have significantly higher rates of asthma than those in other areas of the country. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief has the details.

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WAMC New England News
4:51 am
Mon March 27, 2006

Fallout Continues over Termination of Associated Press Reporter

Burlington, VT – The fallout continues from last week's firing by the Associated Press of its veteran and well-respected Vermont Bureau Chief. News organizations, and even the state's top political figures, are demanding an explanation. One which the AP says will not be forth coming because it's a personnel issue. Our North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley reports.

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WAMC New England News
12:04 am
Mon March 27, 2006

Growing Criticism Over SAT Scoring Error

CAMBRIDGE, MA – There's growing concern among critics of standardized testing about the integrity of SAT college entrance exam scores. Last week, The College Board revealed that it initially understated how many students were affected by scoring errors on its October 2005 SAT exam. The testing agency now says 4,411 students received incorrectly low scores. All this comes at the critical college admissions decision season.

WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports.

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WAMC New England News
12:02 am
Fri March 24, 2006

Massachusetts Gets New Public Safety Secretary

BOSTON, MA – With the former Massachusetts Secretary for Public Safety Ed Flynn now heading Springfield's Police Department, Governor Romney has appointed Robert Haas as Flynn's replacement.

Haas took office this week and WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff spoke with Haas about the challenges Massachusetts faces.

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WAMC New England News
11:43 am
Thu March 23, 2006

Gilded Age to be Showcased in Pittsfield

Pittsfield, MA – The Berkshire Historical Society is showcasing Pittsfield, Massachusetts gilded-age era this summer at the Arrowhead Museum. Our Berkhsire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo spoke with Gilded age scholar Carole Owens to get the details;

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WAMC New England News
11:35 am
Thu March 23, 2006

Senate Pool Swells to Seven

Pittsfield, MA – The race for Berkshire County's sole senate seat is heating up, at least among the democrats. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the details of who's in thus far;

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WAMC New England News
3:46 am
Thu March 23, 2006

Mass. Bill Could Help Prevent ID Theft

WESTFIELD, MA – Legislation making its way through the Massachusetts State House could give Bay State residents more protection against identity theft.

WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports.

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WAMC New England News
11:14 am
Wed March 22, 2006

School Vandalism an Expensive Problem in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, MA – With all of Springfield, Massachusetts's financial problems, school vandalism might not seem the most pressing concern.

But as WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports, the projected cost of repairs this year is shocking some city officials..

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WAMC New England News
4:14 am
Wed March 22, 2006

Massachusetts Residents a Big Source of Income at CT Casinos

dartmouth, ma – Much of the business at Connecticut's major casinos comes from out of state travelers. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports that Massachusetts residents account for a considerable share of that spending.

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