New England News

WAMC New England News
3:22 am
Fri April 28, 2006

Vermont To Implement Fire-Safe Cigarette Law

Montpelier, VT – On Monday, Vermont becomes the second state in the nation to mandate that cigarettes sold within its borders be self-extinguishing. Vermont is following New York's lead in requiring such fire-safe cigarettes. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
5:17 am
Thu April 27, 2006

Vermont Yankee Receives Two Regulatory Approvals

Vernon, VT – The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant has received two key regulatory approvals. The state Public Service Board approved the plant's plan to store highly radioactive waste in concrete and steel canisters on the plant's grounds in Vernon. The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission, meanwhile, has granted permission for Vermont Yankee to take the last step in its effort to increase power output by twenty percent. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:22 am
Thu April 27, 2006

Solar School Project Hits Snag

Hadley, MA – A private school in Hadley, MA is trying to secure funding for a major solar energy project. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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WAMC New England News
12:12 am
Thu April 27, 2006

Pittsfield Health Chairman Says PCBs Not A Concern

Pittsfield, MA – The controversial PCB clean-up near an elementary school in Pittsfield, Massachusetts continues. Based on newly released test results, state and local health officials say there is no health threat but members of an environmental group disagree. With more, WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo"

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WAMC New England News
12:09 am
Thu April 27, 2006

Springfield-Hartford Commuter Link Closer to Reality

Hartford, CT – A commuter rail line between Springfield, Massachusetts and major cities in Connecticut is one step closer to becoming a reality. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief reports.

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WAMC New England News
11:29 am
Wed April 26, 2006

Sturbridge, MA Protects Open Space

Sturbridge, MA – Sturbridge, MA is one town acting to protect open space and to broaden the appeal of a leading tourist attraction. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has a report.

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WAMC New England News
3:16 am
Wed April 26, 2006

Howard Dean Reflects on Presidential Campaign During Media Symposium

Burlington, VT – During a symposium in Vermont assessing how the media affect the public perception of political heroes, the discussion turned to the failure of Howard Dean's Presidential campaign. Dean was a panelist and said what's thought of most often - his infamous scream - was a minor factor in his campaign's downfall. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
3:10 am
Wed April 26, 2006

Symposium Assesses Media Influence on Political Heroes

Burlington, VT – The University of Vermont hosted a symposium Tuesday looking at how the media affect society's perspective of politicians as heroes. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley was at UVM's Ira Allen Chapel.

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WAMC New England News
2:22 am
Wed April 26, 2006

Berkshire County D.A. Announces Re-Election Bid

Pittsfield, MA – Berkshire County District Attorney David Capeless wants to get a new task force up and running -- designed to prevent what he called the area's most pressing problem from escalating -- up and running. Capeless says the proposed "guns and gangs" task force would do just that. More from WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo;

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