New England News

WAMC New England News
11:58 am
Fri July 28, 2006

Pittsfield Schools Vandalized

Pittsfield, MA – At least three Pittsfield Public Schools have been tagged by vandals. Police intend to seek criminal complaints against at least three youths they believe committed the crimes. With More WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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WAMC New England News
4:30 am
Fri July 28, 2006

Cheers to Democracy

North Adams, MA – North Adams, Massachusetts is the 150th chapter of Drinking Liberally, a social organization that has been sprouting up through out the region and across the country. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the story of how an informal gathering of friends spiraled into a national movement;

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WAMC New England News
3:42 am
Fri July 28, 2006

Western Mass May Get Own Firefighting Training Center

Springfield, ma – Springfield, Massachusetts may be getting its own firefighting training center. More from Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.

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WAMC New England News
2:07 am
Fri July 28, 2006

Tougher Teen Driving Rules Coming to Massachusetts

Boston, mA – Tougher teen driving rules likely in Massachusetts. Details from Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.

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WAMC New England News
1:42 am
Fri July 28, 2006

Crusing in the Berkshires

Lenox, MA – Automotive journalists have been getting a sneak-peek of the 2007 Infiniti G35 sportscar this week. And the car company selected the Berkshires for the launch. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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WAMC New England News
1:37 am
Fri July 28, 2006

Meet Your Local Farmer

Great Barrington, MA – Berkshire County has approximately 150 farms within its 32 communities. And Berkshire Grown, an organization dedicated to raising awareness about local farms, is hosting a farm tour to acquaint the public with several locally owned and operated establishments.
Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has a preview;

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WAMC New England News
12:32 am
Fri July 28, 2006

Upper Housatonic Valley Could Become National Heritage Area

Great Barrington, MA – An organization working to promote history and tourism of western Massachusetts and northwestern Connecticut got a boost earlier this week from the federal government. The House has approved a bill that would designate the Upper Housatonic Valley a National Heritage Area. The Senate is scheduled to vote on the House version of the bill in the coming months. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has more;

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WAMC New England News
11:57 am
Thu July 27, 2006

Amorello Resigns from Massachusetts Turnpike Authority

Boston, MA – Massachusetts Turnpike Authority Chairman Matt Amorello resigned this morning following withering criticism following the Big Dig debacle in Boston. More now from WAMC's Dan Bobkoff.

(Sound courtesy CBS4 Boston and New England Cable News.)

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WAMC New England News
11:54 am
Thu July 27, 2006

Some Vermont Farmers Defiant Over Proposed Registration Program

Newport, VT – Some livestock owners in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom are adamantly against the state Agriculture Agency's plan to require sites with livestock register with the state. Officials heard the defiance during a meeting this week to discuss the premises registration plan. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:22 am
Thu July 27, 2006

Quantifying the Value of Nature

Burlington, VT – How do you place a value on the air, water, and all the natural resources around you? Should you have to? Researchers at the University of Vermont say it's becoming increasingly important to be able to place a value on ecosystem resources. They plan to create a database of ecosystem service values for planners, developers, insurers, or anyone else who could be economically affected by the air, water, and soil. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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