New England News

WAMC New England News
11:40 am
Thu May 25, 2006

Vermont Governor Signs Health Reform Bill

Rutland, VT – Vermont Governor James Douglas signed a major health care reform bill today at a ceremony at the Rutland Regional Medical Center. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:27 am
Thu May 25, 2006

Free House in Amherst...With a Catch

Amherst, MA – In a show of support for affordable housing in western Massachusetts, a private school for 3 to 12 year olds in Amherst, is offering a house for free. But there are conditions! WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff explains.

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WAMC New England News
4:28 am
Thu May 25, 2006

Stormwater Agreement Reached Allowing First Lowe's to Be Built in Vermont

South Burlington, VT – Giant retailer Lowe's Home Centers and the Conservation Law Foundation have reached an agreement over their years-long litigation over stormwater runoff from a proposed home improvement center in South Burlington. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
3:21 am
Thu May 25, 2006

With Growing Deficit, Medway Could Close its Library

Medway, ma – Medway, Massachusetts is running out of money. Now voters in the town are considering shutting down the local library. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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WAMC New England News
4:31 am
Wed May 24, 2006

Group Threatens EPA with Beach Water Safety Lawsuit

Washington, DC – An environmental group is threatening to sue the Environmental Protection Agency, accusing the federal agency of failing to protect beach-goers from contaminated water. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has our report.

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WAMC New England News
11:45 am
Tue May 23, 2006

Veterans Concerned About Information Breach

Springfield, Ma – The personal records of at least 26 million U.S. Veterans' have been compromised and that has Massachusetts veterans concerned. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has more.

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WAMC New England News
12:29 am
Tue May 23, 2006

Collaboration Expected to Employ and Train More Nurses

Pittsfield, MA – While debate continues on whether Massachusetts and the rest of the Northeast Region is in the midst of a nursing shortage, it is clear there are far more would-be nursing students than there are programs of study for them. However, Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, spoke with partners in a new collaboration seeking to alter that;

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WAMC New England News
12:22 am
Tue May 23, 2006

No Place For Hate

Pittsfield, MA – Students from six Berkshire County middle schools are learning how to help make their schools "No Place for Hate" with the help of a Pittsfield-based cultural diversity organization.
Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, attended the day-long conference Monday morning;

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WAMC New England News
11:54 am
Mon May 22, 2006

City Councilor Concerned About University Alcohol Ban

Burlington, VT – The University of Vermont recently banned alcohol in its dorms, even for students over 21. A Burlington, Vermont city councillor considered putting forth a resolution tonight chastizing the University for not considering the effects on the city. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:52 am
Mon May 22, 2006

Debate Over Nursing Bill Continues

Boston, MA – A contentions health care bill is making its way to the floor of the Massachusetts House of Representatives tomorrow. The nurses' union wants limits on the number of hospital patients under an individual nurse's care at any one time. The hospitals say it's dangerous and arbitrary to define a nurse to patient ratio for all nurses.

WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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