New England News

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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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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