New England News

WAMC New England News
2:48 am
Thu September 7, 2006

Hospital honored with seven AHA awards

Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire Medical Center, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, is one of two hospitals in the country to receive a prestigious commendation from the American Heart Association. And as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports the award was one of four given to Berkshire Health Systems affiliates Wednesday morning;

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WAMC New England News
4:27 am
Wed September 6, 2006

Fmr. Iranian President's Planned Harvard Speech Sparks Controversy

Cambridge, MA – Former Iranian president Mohammed Khatami will speak at Harvard University next week, and the event is generating considerable controversy. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff now with the details.

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WAMC New England News
11:54 am
Tue September 5, 2006

Student T-Shirt Decision Leaves School Administrators Concerned About Dress Codes

Montpelier, VT – School administrators across Vermont say it will be more difficult to write and enforce student dress codes in the wake of a recent federal appeals court ruling. A panel of the second U-S Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling late last week that says a Williamstown Middle-High School, Vermont student's first amendment rights were violated when he was forced to cover part of his t-shirt in 2004. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:20 am
Tue September 5, 2006

College Students Move In

Amherst, MA – For many college students in the region, it's move-in week and the first week of classes. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports on the students and how their arrival affects one Massachusetts town.

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WAMC New England News
4:16 am
Tue September 5, 2006

Candidates Can Call--Even If You're on the Do-Not-Call list

Boston, ma – If you signed up for the do-not-call list in Massachusetts, you may still be hearing from the likes of Chris Gabrieli, Tom Reilly, and Deval Patrick. They are the Democrats competing for the nomination for governor in the September 19th primary. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff explains.

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WAMC New England News
4:15 am
Fri September 1, 2006

Charter School Study Shows Mixed Picture

Boston, MA – A new report commissioned by the Massachusetts Department of Education shows one third of charter school students in the state outperform public schools on state tests. But as Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports, that's not quelling the controversy over charter schools.

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WAMC New England News
4:13 am
Fri September 1, 2006

UMass Projects More Expensive Than First Thought

AMherst, ma – Some of the capital improvements at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst will cost millions more than initially anticipated. Details now from Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.

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WAMC New England News
11:50 am
Thu August 31, 2006

Vermonters Walk For Action on Global Warming

Ripton, VT – Hundreds of Vermonters are expected to spend this weekend walking for a cause. Noted environmental writer and activist Bill McKibben will lead a walk through Vermont to support action to combat global warming. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:11 am
Thu August 31, 2006

Western Mass. Food Bank Opens New Warehouse

Hatfield, ma – The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts cut the ribbon today on a brand new $4 million distribution center that they say will help better serve the hungry in western Massachusetts. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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WAMC New England News
4:09 am
Thu August 31, 2006

Mass. AG Takes on Xanga.com

Boston, MA – First it was MySpace.com, now it's Xanga. Massachusetts Attorney General Thomas Reilly has publicly requested the blogging and social networking site to clean up the content, and make it harder for predators to find minors on the site. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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