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11:11 am
Fri June 16, 2006

Massachusetts House Approves Supplemental Spending

Boston, MA – The Massachusetts House has approved hundreds of millions of dollars of new state spending. Details now from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.

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WAMC New England News
12:10 am
Fri June 16, 2006

Mass. Legislature Approves $458 Million Eco. Stimulus Bill

Boston, MA – An economic stimulus bill passed by the Massachusetts legislature could help jump start several arts and culture projects in Berkshire County. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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WAMC New England News
5:06 am
Thu June 15, 2006

Williamstown Resident Officially Announces Senate Bid

Stockbridge, MA – A second Democrat in the race for Andrea Nuciforo's open Western Massachiusetts state senate seat traveled through Berkshire County today announcing her candidacy. WAMC"s Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details of Margaret Ware's campaign announcement;

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WAMC New England News
4:59 am
Thu June 15, 2006

Miniature Theatre Adopts a Second Home

Sheffield, MA – The Consolati Center for Performing Arts in Sheffield, Massachusetts will once again serve as a home to an equity summer-stock theater. This time, the company is a well known theater from nearby Hampden County. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the details;

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WAMC New England News
2:11 am
Wed June 14, 2006

Vermont to Seek Disaster Assistance and Will Schedule Emergency Summit To Discuss Dairy Industry Despair

Montpelier, VT – Vermont Governor Jim Douglas is calling for an emergency dairy summit and is also seeking federal disaster assistance to help the state's farmers deal with what he calls a perfect storm of low milk prices, high fuel costs and bad weather. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
1:02 am
Wed June 14, 2006

Springfield Teachers' Union Offers End to Contract Crisis

Springfield, ma – The teachers union in Springfield, Massachusetts has a proposal to end the long-stalled contract negotiations. More now from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.

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WAMC New England News
12:03 am
Wed June 14, 2006

Additional Tax Money Sought From Yoga Center

Stockbridge, MA – The Kripalu Center for Yoga and health is set to formally request permits for an $8 million proposed expansion of its Stockbridge, Massachusetts facility in less than a week. In a separate move, the Town Board of Selectmen has asked the center to reconsider its payment in lieu of taxes contribution. With more, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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WAMC New England News
11:40 am
Tue June 13, 2006

Three Northeast States Sign Deal to Strengthen Dairy Industry

Montpelier, VT – The Agriculture Commissioners from Vermont, New York and Pennsylvania have signed a cooperative agreement that they hope will bolster their dairy industries by improving dairy profitability and productivity. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
9:18 am
Tue June 13, 2006

Education Compact Gets New Chairman

Pittsfield, MA – The Berkshire Compact for Higher Education has brought together key members of the education, business, and government communities to assess the needs of higher education and build a stronger, more competitive, work force in the Berkshires. The compact is moving into its second year, and as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports new members are being tapped for the effort;

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WAMC New England News
4:56 am
Tue June 13, 2006

Hodgkins Seeking 'First District' Senate Seat

Great Barrington, MA – With the slots for the September primary finalized at least two Berkshire County democrats are making official campaign announcements this week for the first district State Senate seat. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, was there for former state representative Christopher Hodgkins's kick-off earlier today;

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