New England News

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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WAMC New England News
10:25 am
Sat April 29, 2006

Olver Arrested in Darfur Protest

Washington, DC – Democratic U.S. Representatives James McGovern of Worcester and John Olver of Amherst were among five congress members willingly arrested Friday outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports.

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WAMC New England News
11:49 am
Fri April 28, 2006

No Power Crisis This Year, but the Future Could Be Trouble

HOLYOKE, MA – It's getting warmer out and that means the air conditioners will soon be cranking up. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff takes a look at the forecast for energy use in New England this summer.

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WAMC New England News
6:01 am
Fri April 28, 2006

ABC's of History

Pownal, VT – History isn't something that tops many young students' list of favorite subjects.
And Karol Holmcomb's south western Vermont elementary school class was no different. But WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, spoke with her students to learn how she got their attention.

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WAMC New England News
5:55 am
Fri April 28, 2006

Massachusetts House of Rep. Approves Anti-Crime Funding

Boston, MA – A task force that would combat gang activity in a Western Massachusetts county could be one step closer to being realized. With More WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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