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WAMC New England News
11:58 am
Tue December 12, 2006

Small Video Stores Taking on Blockbuster with Suit

Amherst, ma – Some local video stores in Western Massachusetts are fighting their much bigger competition with a new lawsuit. Pioneer valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the details.

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WAMC New England News
11:45 am
Tue December 12, 2006

Adams gets official go-ahead to develop Greylock Glen

Adams, MA – In Massachusetts, state environmental officials and Adams town officials have taken what is considered the first significant step toward development of a portion of the Greylock Glen. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the latest on the proposed $44 million project;

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WAMC New England News
8:39 am
Tue December 12, 2006

HRI hosts PCB treatment alternatives symposium

Pittsfield, MA – The Housatonic River Initiative hosted a day-long symposium on PCB destructive technologies in Pittsfield, Massachusetts late last month. The environmental advocacy group is urging state and federal regulators as well as General Electric to use PCB destructive technologies in the city where there is an on-going PCB clean-up. But, as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports there is some skepticism about the effectiveness of this means of PCB treatment;

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WAMC New England News
2:10 am
Tue December 12, 2006

Democrats Retain House Leadership for Upcoming Session

Montpelier, VT – Democrats in the Vermont house have chosen who will lead them in the next session of the Vermont Legislature. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
12:06 am
Tue December 12, 2006

Transition working group meets in Pittsfield

Pittsfield, MA – The members of the Creative Economy and Economic Development Community working group held a joint meeting in Pittsfield, Massachusetts yesterday afternoon. Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo, has this report on the input the group received and intends to compile in a report to Governor Elect Deval Patrick;

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WAMC New England News
11:45 am
Mon December 11, 2006

Report on Bennington Sick Building Reinforces Sarcoidosis Concerns

Bennington, VT – A Vermont Health Department report has found that workers at the Vermont state office building in Bennington had eight times more cases of a rare inflammatory disease than other workers in the town. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
3:11 am
Thu December 7, 2006

Burlington Officials Urging Citizen Input On Budget

Burlington, VT – Last year, Burlington, Vermont's mayor created a special advisory committee composed of city residents to help develop the city budget. As the budget for the next fiscal year looms, the Mayor hopes to entice more citizens to directly participate in crafting the budget. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more

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WAMC New England News
1:59 am
Thu December 7, 2006

Research engine to study more museums

North Adams, MA – The North Adams, Massachusetts-based Center for Creative Community Development began its work about two years ago by studying the economic impact the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art had on that city. Now the center
has been awarded a grant to study 16 other museums nationwide. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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WAMC New England News
4:14 am
Wed December 6, 2006

New Educational Offerings

Pittsfield, MA – It is estimated that up to half of the 2,200 vacant jobs in Berkshire County are in the industrial manufacturing sector. And Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has this report on a partnership between local businesses and two educational institutions designed to help fill in that gap;

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WAMC New England News
11:53 am
Mon December 4, 2006

Group Wants In-Classroom Spending Commitment of Sixty-five Percent

Fair Haven, VT – A group in Vermont wants the state's schools to commit at least sixty five cents of every education dollar on in-classroom instruction. But critics say it's simply a gimmick that cannot help student achievement. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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