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WAMC New England News
11:57 am
Tue January 9, 2007

Vermont Legislators Plan Hearings on Global Warming

Montpelier, VT – Committees of the Vermont Legislature begin joint hearings Wednesday on global warming. Legislators will be looking to experts to assess climate change impacts on the state and glean ideas to deal with the issue. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
8:57 am
Mon January 8, 2007

Patrick/Murray inauguration in Pittsfield

Pittsfield, MA – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Timothy Murray were in Pittsfield, Massachusetts Saturday at both the Berkshire Museum and the Colonial Theatre. The visit was part of their unconventional inauguration celebration which took them to events across the state. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the story;

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WAMC New England News
8:49 am
Mon January 8, 2007

Conductor, dead at 83.

Williamstown, MA – Julius Hegyi, long-time conductor of both the Berkshire Symphony and the Albany Symphony Orchestra died earlier this week. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, spoke with colleagues and friends about his life and legacy;

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WAMC New England News
4:36 am
Mon January 8, 2007

Mobile Methadone Clinic Under Consideration for Berlin, Vermont

Berlin, VT – The operators of mobile methadone clinics in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom are considering opening a similar initiative in central Vermont. But officials in the town being considered want to make sure it's a good idea. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
5:01 am
Fri January 5, 2007

Ski Areas Struggle with Warm Weather During Critical Part of Season

Plattsburgh, NY – Ski areas have been struggling with a lack of snow and the warm weather all season. The week between Christmas and New Year's is the industry's prime week of the season. But ski areas in this region had a lukewarm holiday, both in temperatures and lack of snow. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
1:43 am
Fri January 5, 2007

Deval Patrick Becomes MA Governor

Boston, MA – Democrat Deval Patrick has now been governor of Massachusetts for 24 hours. This morning he sat down with his cabinet and is now working on the fiscal year 2008 budget. He gets down to business following a day of celebration yesterday as he sworn in at the state's first outdoor inaugural. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has a recap of yesterday's event.

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WAMC New England News
6:01 am
Thu January 4, 2007

Vermont Governor Sworn In to Third Term, Gives Inaugural Address

Montpelier, VT – Vermont Governor James Douglas was sworn in to his third term and gave his inaugural address Thursday afternoon. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:38 am
Wed January 3, 2007

Health insurance enrollment begins

North Adams, MA – Health advocate offices across Massachusetts were a buzz with activity yesterday, the first day of enrollment into the Commonwealth Care program. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo spoke with health care advocate Chip Joffee Halpern, about the program;

Additional information at: Ecu-Health Care, in North Adams, 413-663-8711.
Advocacy for Access, in Pittsfield, 413-445-9480.
Advocacy for Access, in Great Barrington, 413-528-5045.

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WAMC New England News
3:53 am
Wed January 3, 2007

Warm Winter Leads to Drop in Heating Assistance Donations

Burlington, VT – Two key charitable programs that help low income Vermonters pay their heating bills are running behind in donations this year. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:45 am
Tue January 2, 2007

Field of four

North Adams, MA – A near 20 year veteran of North Adams, Massachusetts politics is the latest to join the race for the soon-to-be-vacant First Berkshire District State Representative seat. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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