New England News

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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WAMC New England News
11:54 am
Thu March 9, 2006

Union Head Critical of Springfield Contract Offer

SPRINGFIEld, MA – The head of Springfield, Massachusetts's Control Board unveiled new contracts for the cash-strapped city's police and firefighters yesterday. Officials say the contracts are the best the city can offer. But some union leaders are not satisfied.

WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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WAMC New England News
11:43 am
Thu March 9, 2006

Come-back kid

North Adams, MA – North Adams, Massachusetts has been dubbed a come-back kid by a nationally distributed magazine.

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WAMC New England News
11:42 am
Thu March 9, 2006

Vermont Switches Back to Federal Prescription Plan, Few Initial Problems Reported

Montpelier, VT – Poor and elderly Vermonters have been switched back to the once problem-plagued federal Medicare-D prescription drug plan. Both advocates and state officials say it will take several days to gauge whether the federal system is working, but in its first day there were few problems reported. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
5:26 am
Thu March 9, 2006

Actress Directing Once Again

Great Barrington, MA – Film and TV actress Karen Allen is directing a play at Great Barrington's Simon's Rock College of Bard, where she is also a professor.
Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo spoke with Allen about her 30-year-plus career as well as her latest endeavor;

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WAMC New England News
4:56 am
Thu March 9, 2006

PVTA Board Hires Interim Administrator

SPRINGFIELD, MA – The troubled Pioneer Valley Transit Authority yesterday hired an interim administrator charged with leading the agency out from under major scandals. But, some say the new administrator is the wrong man for the job.

Our Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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WAMC New England News
11:38 am
Wed March 8, 2006

Overview of Town Meeting Day

Burlington, VT – Towns across Vermont held their annual Town Meeting Day gatherings yesterday to discuss local issues and vote on local budgets. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks at the highlights of a Green Mountain tradition.

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WAMC New England News
5:14 am
Wed March 8, 2006

Pediatricians Urge Shutdown of PCB Dump

Pittsfield, MA – Pediatricians in Pittsfield, Massachusetts are calling for the shutdown of two PCB remediation and dump sites in the city. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo spoke with one of the letter's authors;

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WAMC New England News
5:02 am
Wed March 8, 2006

Marriott proposed for Berkshires defeated

Lenox, MA – A controversial Marriot hotel proposal, which some Lenox, Massachusetts residents contended would have altered the character of a nearby residential neighborhood, was defeated by the town Zoning Board of Appeals Wednesday night.

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WAMC New England News
4:48 am
Wed March 8, 2006

Some Still Oppose Military Recruiters on Campus After Supreme Court Ruling

AMHERST, MA – Most regional colleges and universities will continue to allow military recruiters onto campuses after this week's supreme court ruling. But some in the area are continuing to take a stand on what they say is the military's discriminatory policies.

WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports.

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