New England News

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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WAMC New England News
11:25 am
Tue January 2, 2007

Previewing the Vermont Legislative Session Which Begins Wednesday

Montpelier, VT – A look at the expected priorities during the next session of the Vermont Legislature.

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WAMC New England News
5:51 am
Tue January 2, 2007

Gay marriage amendment moves forward

Boston, MA – Massachusetts lawmakers twice voted in favor of advancing a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage. The story from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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WAMC New England News
3:12 am
Tue January 2, 2007

New Year Brings Higher Minimum Wage in Vermont

Montpelier, VT – The New Year brought a new minimum wage to Vermont workers. The wage increase is based on a new system that is tied to the cost of living. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:12 am
Fri December 29, 2006

Communities Prepare for First Night Festivals

Burlington, VT – Many communities in the area are preparing for New Year's Eve festivities. For some that means a day-long festival of the arts known as First Night. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks at First Night in two communities.

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WAMC New England News
4:39 am
Thu December 28, 2006

Public Service Board Ruling Stalls Decades Long Effort to Remove Hydro Dam

Montpelier, VT – A proposed agreement to remove a dam from the Lower Lamoille River has been rejected by Vermont's Public Service Board. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:40 am
Wed December 27, 2006

Ban on Use of Lead Sinkers While Fishing Effective Monday in Vermont

Montpelier, VT – Last January, the state of Vermont banned the sale of lead fishing sinkers that weigh a half ounce or less. On Monday, any use of those sinkers is also banned. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:20 am
Tue December 26, 2006

Senator Robert Stafford, an Icon of Vermont Politics, Dies at 93

Rutland, VT – Former Vermont Senator Robert Stafford passed away over the holiday weekend. The 93 year old is being remembered for leaving a legacy of education and environmental innovations that changed the nation. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:05 am
Tue December 26, 2006

Vermont AP Lists Top Ten State News Stories of 2006

Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Associated Press has issued the results of its poll of news organizations in the state listing their top stories in the state for 2006. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:30 am
Fri December 22, 2006

Massachusetts Lawmaker Wants to Ban Trans Fat from Restaurants

Boston, MA – First it was New York city, and now Massachusetts may be the next battle ground for legislation that would ban trans fats in restaurants. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has that story.

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