New England News

WAMC New England News
4:56 am
Thu August 24, 2006

Car-sharing Comes to Area Colleges

Northampton, ma – Students at two western Massachusetts colleges this year will have the ability to rent a car right on campus, for as little as one hour. The schools hope the program will relieve congestion and make life easier for students without cars. Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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WAMC New England News
4:54 am
Thu August 24, 2006

Retreat Healthcare in Brattleboro Looks to Cut Costs

Brattleboro, VT – Retreat Healthcare, the psychiatric hospital in Southern Vermont, formerly known as the Brattleboro Retreat, is making some changes and budget cuts to try and turn its finances around. More from Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.

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WAMC New England News
3:55 am
Thu August 24, 2006

Wilson in Pittsfield Sept. 12

Pittsfield, MA – Pittsfield, Massachusetts will welcome back native Stephanie Wilson on September 12. Wilson, the second African American woman in space, returned from the 13-day Space Shuttle Discovery mission July 17. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details of the celebration;

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WAMC New England News
11:53 am
Wed August 23, 2006

PAC Formed by Vermont Business Groups to Help Legislative Campaigns

Montpelier, VT – A group of business organizations in Vermont have formed a political action committee to work for legislative candidates that support less regulation and lower taxes. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:31 am
Wed August 23, 2006

UMass Unveils First New Housing in 35 Years

Amherst, MA – The University of Massachusetts Amherst cut the ribbon today on its first new student housing in 35 years. The project relieves a residential space crunch on campus. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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WAMC New England News
1:35 am
Wed August 23, 2006

Credit in advance of opening

Pittsfield, MA – The final months of the Colonial Theatre restoration effort has drawn people from various walks of life... from politicians on the campaign trail to curious patrons and many others. Yesterday was no exception for the reborn Pittsfield theater when Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin paid a visit. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldo has the details

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WAMC New England News
1:18 am
Tue August 22, 2006

Springfield Police and Firefighters Get New Contracts

Springfield, ma – Firefighters and Police in Springfield, Massachusetts are finally getting new contracts. Details from Pioneer valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.

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WAMC New England News
12:09 am
Tue August 22, 2006

Hospitals urging pregnant women to snuff cigs for good

North Adams, MA – Two hospitals in the Berkshires have received grants to help combat the rate of smoking among pregnant women in the county - A rate that is more than five times the state average in some instances. Carrie Saldo, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief has more;

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WAMC New England News
5:33 am
Mon August 21, 2006

How the end of slavery began in Massachusetts

Great Barrington, MA – Monday afternoon in Great Barrington, Massachusetts more than 70 people gathered outside the town hall, the former site of the Great Barrington court house, where on this day 225 years ago the slave Elizabeth Freeman, better known as Mum Bett, successfully sued for her freedom. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, attended a ceremony commemorating the event and has this report;

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WAMC New England News
4:39 am
Mon August 21, 2006

Nudes Making News in Brattleboro

Brattleboro, VT – A southern Vermont town is embroiled in a controversy on whether to ban public nudity. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff tells us why.

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