New England News

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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WAMC New England News
10:33 am
Fri December 22, 2006

Preliminary Environmental Report On Vermont Yankee License Extension Positive

Vernon, VT – A preliminary report from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has ruled it would be environmentally safe for the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant to extend its licence for twenty years. Opponents of continued operation of the nuclear plant disagree. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:46 am
Wed December 20, 2006

E-mail etiquette advice

Alford, MA – In 2003, the International Data Corporation reported people sent 31 billion e-mails a day. That figure was expected to double by 2006. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports on some of the dos and don'ts of this extremely popular communication form.

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WAMC New England News
12:24 am
Wed December 20, 2006

UMass Riot Could Lead to Expulsions

AMherst, ma – When the University of Massachusetts football team lost to Appalachian State on Friday, over 1000 UMass Amherst students rioted, causing minor injuries to some police officers, and extensive damage. Now a number of students are facing severe disciplinary action. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:40 am
Tue December 19, 2006

University of Vermont Eliminates SSNs as ID Number, Setting Example for New Vermont Law

Burlington, VT – The University of Vermont is changing their system of identification numbers. Like many universities over the years, the college had been using social security numbers. But several years ago, the institution began to phase out public use of SSN's. The state of Vermont has also deemed the use of the individual's government issued number off limits. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
3:44 am
Tue December 19, 2006

Mass. hospitals to ask: Race? Ethnicity?

North Adams, MA – Hospitals in Massachusetts are gearing up for a policy that requires them to collect more specific information about race as well as ethnicity information. As our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, hospitals patients can expect to be asked these questions starting January first;

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