New England News

WAMC New England News
11:52 am
Fri April 14, 2006

Affordable Mortgage Program Limits Raised

Burlington, VT – The Vermont Housing Finance Agency has raised its mortgage loan eligibility limits for both income and house prices. But while that means more Vermonters will be able to obtain low interest loans, there is still a shortage of affordable homes available to buy. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
5:07 am
Fri April 14, 2006

Sexual Violence Prevention Plan Released

Montpelier, VT – A strategic planning summit was held Thursday in Montpelier to initiate a plan of public education and awareness regarding sexual violence. Vermont Governor Jim Douglas has endorsed the statewide initiative. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
5:11 am
Thu April 13, 2006

Town To Consider Tax Break for Eco-friendly Vehicles

Williamstown, MA – One Berkshire County town is mounting what it hopes will become a community-wide effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the details;

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WAMC New England News
3:40 am
Thu April 13, 2006

Tent State University at UMass will Protest Rising Tuition

amherst, ma – Next week, tents will spring up on the campus of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff tells us why.

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WAMC New England News
12:03 am
Thu April 13, 2006

Resolution Assessing Vermont Guard Deployments Killed

Montpelier, VT – A Vermont House committee has killed a resolution that would have authorized a study and public hearings on how the role of the Vermont National Guard within the state has been affected by deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
12:02 am
Thu April 13, 2006

Poverty and Self-Sufficiency in the Berkshires

North Adams, MA – A The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition in North Adams, Massachusetts is opening its dialogue about poverty to the public and WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has a look at what is being done in that region to help people in need;

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WAMC New England News
4:57 am
Wed April 12, 2006

Romney Signs Historic Health Care Reform

BOSTON, MA – Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney today signed into law the landmark health care bill that will guarantee health insurance to nearly all of the state's residents-but not before vetoing some of its key provisions. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports.

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WAMC New England News
2:50 am
Wed April 12, 2006

VT Sheriff Alleged to have Spent Thousands of State Dollars on Personal Items

Montpelier, vt – The sheriff of Windham County, Vermont is being investigated for allegedly spending thousands of dollars of public funds for personal matters. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has that story.

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WAMC New England News
2:43 am
Wed April 12, 2006

DPH Makes PCB Tests Available for Pittsfield Community

Pittsfield, MA – The state of Massachusetts has now agreed to set up PCB testing for a Pittsfield, Massachusetts Elementary school community. The tests are expected to be available in the coming week. Details from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo

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WAMC New England News
2:20 am
Wed April 12, 2006

Shift in Berkshire County Senate Race

Pittsfield, MA – One of the presumed front-runners in the Berkshire County senate race has withdrawn his name from consideration. Carrie Saldo, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, has the details;

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