New England News

WAMC New England News
9:06 am
Thu October 12, 2006

Whately May Get Air Quality Station

Whately, MA – If a Smith College researcher is successful, the western Massachusetts town of Whately will soon be home to a sophisticated weather and air quality monitoring station. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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WAMC New England News
4:16 am
Thu October 12, 2006

Northeast States Rank Low On Business Tax Climate Index

Plattsburgh, NY – A Washington DC think tank has released its annual ranking of the business friendliness of state tax systems. States in the Northeast do not rank well, with Vermont and New York in the bottom five. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:51 am
Wed October 11, 2006

Mass. Voters to Vote On Iraq Pullout Question

Cambridge, ma – This election day, some Massachusetts citizens will get to cast their vote on whether the U.S. should stay in Iraq. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more on the non-binding ballot question.

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WAMC New England News
4:46 am
Wed October 11, 2006

Wages In Mass. Not Rising with Productivity

Boston, MA – A newly released study shows that Massachusets workers are working harder, but their wages are not going up. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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WAMC New England News
5:47 am
Tue October 10, 2006

Murtha Campaigns For Vermont Congressional Candidate

Burlington, VT – Congressman Jack Murtha was in Vermont today to stump for Democratic Congressional Candidate Peter Welch. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was at the afternoon reception and rally where Murtha blasted the Bush administration's Iraq policies.

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WAMC New England News
4:54 am
Tue October 10, 2006

Pittsfield Jazz Festival, teaching students

Pittsfield, MA – The second annual Pittsfield CityJazz Festival is getting underway this week. And while the festival concert series begins Thursday, its informal kick-off was today in the Pittsfield Public Schools. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;

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WAMC New England News
2:33 am
Tue October 10, 2006

Country Curtains, 50 years later

Lee, Massachusetts – A family-owned business headquartered in the Berkshires is celebrating 50 years in operation. Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the story of Country Curtains;

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WAMC New England News
2:20 am
Tue October 10, 2006

BCC receives largest grant in its history

Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Community College has been awarded the largest grant in its 46 year history. More now, from Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo:

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WAMC New England News
12:25 am
Tue October 10, 2006

Commission Considers Tolls in Western Mass.

SPringfield, ma – A Massachusetts state commission is expected to recommend raising the gas tax by 9 cents a gallon and increasing the number of tolls on the state's highways. The goal is to fund repairs to the state's aging road and bridge infrastructure. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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WAMC New England News
6:05 am
Mon October 9, 2006

Fall Foliage Season Peaks Green For Vermont Coffers

Montpelier, VT – Columbus Day weekend marks the peak of the fall foliage season, at least for the tourism industry. The changing leaves signal not only the onset of fall, but the most important economic season in Vermont. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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