New England News

WAMC New England News
12:13 am
Wed May 3, 2006

Art Exhibit at Brandeis Univ. Removed Amid Controversy

Waltham, MA – An art exhibit at Brandeis University has caused quite a bit of controversy on the Waltham, Massachusetts campus. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has our story.

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WAMC New England News
12:09 am
Wed May 3, 2006

Docs Want More Community Involvement in PCB Discussion

Pittsfield, MA – A dozen pediatricians in Pittsfield, Massachusetts say they are grateful for some progress that's been made surrounding the PCB clean-up in their community. However, they are urging community involvement and education in order to advance the issue. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, has the details;

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WAMC New England News
11:57 am
Tue May 2, 2006

House Budget Could Mean Big Things for North Adams

North Adams, MA – Education and some cultural attractions in the Berkshires are among the initiatives that could receive a shot in the arm following budget approval by the Massachusetts House. With More, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo

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WAMC New England News
4:55 am
Tue May 2, 2006

Health Care Reform Has More Challenges Ahead

Boston, ma – Governor Mitt Romney of Massachusetts is warning of potential bumps in the road for the state's new health care law. He is also launching a crackdown on Medicaid fraud. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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WAMC New England News
4:44 am
Tue May 2, 2006

Experts Warn of Increased Lyme Disease

NORTHAMPTON, MA – After a mild winter, experts are worried there could be in increase in Lyme Disease this summer in New York state and New England. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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WAMC New England News
4:30 am
Tue May 2, 2006

Town Board Wants to Box-Out Big Boxes

Egremont, MA – A small Berkshire County community wants to put the brakes on big development but the proposal has some local business owners concerned. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief Carrie Saldohas the details.

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WAMC New England News
12:03 am
Tue May 2, 2006

Rallying Support For Immigrants

Pittsfield, MA – Manos Unidas, Hands United, a social justice action group that works with Berkshire County immigrants, organized a rally at Park Square in the heart of the city Monday afternoon.

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WAMC New England News
11:39 am
Mon May 1, 2006

Construction Materials Cost Escalating in Vermont

Burlington, VT – Vermont builders are feeling the effects of soaring gas prices, a construction spurt in China and hurricane damage in the Gulf Coast. Those are just three of the factors driving up the cost of building materials in Vermont. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
5:32 am
Mon May 1, 2006

Immigration Rally Comes to Amherst

amherst, ma – Hundreds attended an immigration reform rally on the town green in Amherst. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff was there.

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WAMC New England News
12:48 am
Mon May 1, 2006

Familes Spending Up To 1/3 Of Income On College Education

Great Barrington, MA – The average family now spends about one-third of its income to educate a child at a private four year college, that's according to a report from the Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth, known as Mass Inc. That same study found a family whose child is educated at a public, four-year, college spends 21 percent of its income to educate that child. With more, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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