New England News

WAMC New England News
3:27 am
Thu March 16, 2006

Proposed Springfield Hotel Rejected

Springfield, ma – A developer wants to build a major destination hotel on Springfield, Massachusetts's struggling riverfront. But after months of negotiations and planning, the city has rejected the proposal, saying it's too expensive for the city. The developer says the city is wrong and that it will be entirely privately funded.

WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports.

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WAMC New England News
4:43 am
Wed March 15, 2006

Green Mountain Power Announces Renewable Power Plan

Colchester, VT – Green Mountain Power has announced a plan that will allow their customers to select all, or a portion of, their power from renewable energy sources in New England. The plan has been implemented, in part, to spur renewables development in Vermont.
WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:39 am
Tue March 14, 2006

Massachusetts May Extend Springfield Control Board

SPRINGfield, MA – The Massachusetts legislature is expected to vote on a proposal to extend the duration of Springfield's finance control board by three years.

WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports.

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WAMC New England News
11:02 am
Tue March 14, 2006

Diocese Releases Plan to Deal With Priest Shortage

Burlington, VT – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Vermont has announced its plan to deal with a shortage of priests. Some churches in the state will close, while others will share priests. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:18 am
Tue March 14, 2006

For the Record

Pittsfield, MA – The 2004 court case the Commonwealth vs. Valerio Di Giambattista where his arson conviction was overturned on appeal because of questionable police interrogation tactics resulted in the high court urging that law enforcement officials record statements made by all of its suspects. And as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, the majority of police departments in the county now have that capability

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WAMC New England News
4:09 am
Tue March 14, 2006

A Call for Higher Taxes in Massachusetts

Pittsfield, MA – The Mayor of the largest city in Berkshire County says the link between education and a strong local economy needs to be fostered.

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WAMC New England News
2:49 am
Tue March 14, 2006

Quebec and Vermont Farmers Discuss Pollution Concerns

Alburg, VT – Lake Champlain forms the border between New York and Vermont, and extends into the Canadian province of Quebec. Farmers and agricultural officials from southern Quebec and northern Vermont met Monday to exchange ideas on how to more effectively reduce agricultural runoff that's polluting Lake Champlain. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:57 am
Mon March 13, 2006

Amherst, MA May Approve Wireless Internet Proposal

AMHERST, MA – Amherst, MA may join the growing list of towns and cities in the Northeast region ... including Albany and Kingston, New York... considering making wireless internet access available to residents and visitors.

WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports on what makes the Amherst proposal unique.

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WAMC New England News
4:24 am
Mon March 13, 2006

Berkshire Compact for Higher Education

Pittsfield, MA – In his book, The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman asserts that the United States transitioned from an agricultural society to an industrial one by making secondary education the societal norm. And, as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports more than 40 educational, business and civic leaders have banded together and are calling for upping the educational anti once again.

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WAMC New England News
11:58 am
Fri March 10, 2006

SAT Error Creates Confusion and Anxiety for College Applicants

AMHERST, MA – The College Board reported this week that a small number of students who took the SATs recently received scores that were incorrect and too low. The news comes at the most anxiety-ridden period in the college application process.

WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff looks at how the error affects students in Western Massachusetts.

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