New England News

WAMC New England News
11:57 am
Mon March 13, 2006

Amherst, MA May Approve Wireless Internet Proposal

AMHERST, MA – Amherst, MA may join the growing list of towns and cities in the Northeast region ... including Albany and Kingston, New York... considering making wireless internet access available to residents and visitors.

WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports on what makes the Amherst proposal unique.

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WAMC New England News
4:24 am
Mon March 13, 2006

Berkshire Compact for Higher Education

Pittsfield, MA – In his book, The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman asserts that the United States transitioned from an agricultural society to an industrial one by making secondary education the societal norm. And, as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports more than 40 educational, business and civic leaders have banded together and are calling for upping the educational anti once again.

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WAMC New England News
11:58 am
Fri March 10, 2006

SAT Error Creates Confusion and Anxiety for College Applicants

AMHERST, MA – The College Board reported this week that a small number of students who took the SATs recently received scores that were incorrect and too low. The news comes at the most anxiety-ridden period in the college application process.

WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff looks at how the error affects students in Western Massachusetts.

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WAMC New England News
11:54 am
Thu March 9, 2006

Union Head Critical of Springfield Contract Offer

SPRINGFIEld, MA – The head of Springfield, Massachusetts's Control Board unveiled new contracts for the cash-strapped city's police and firefighters yesterday. Officials say the contracts are the best the city can offer. But some union leaders are not satisfied.

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

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WAMC New England News
11:43 am
Thu March 9, 2006

Come-back kid

North Adams, MA – North Adams, Massachusetts has been dubbed a come-back kid by a nationally distributed magazine.

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WAMC New England News
11:42 am
Thu March 9, 2006

Vermont Switches Back to Federal Prescription Plan, Few Initial Problems Reported

Montpelier, VT – Poor and elderly Vermonters have been switched back to the once problem-plagued federal Medicare-D prescription drug plan. Both advocates and state officials say it will take several days to gauge whether the federal system is working, but in its first day there were few problems reported. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
5:26 am
Thu March 9, 2006

Actress Directing Once Again

Great Barrington, MA – Film and TV actress Karen Allen is directing a play at Great Barrington's Simon's Rock College of Bard, where she is also a professor.
Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo spoke with Allen about her 30-year-plus career as well as her latest endeavor;

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WAMC New England News
4:56 am
Thu March 9, 2006

PVTA Board Hires Interim Administrator

SPRINGFIELD, MA – The troubled Pioneer Valley Transit Authority yesterday hired an interim administrator charged with leading the agency out from under major scandals. But, some say the new administrator is the wrong man for the job.

Our Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has the story.

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WAMC New England News
11:38 am
Wed March 8, 2006

Overview of Town Meeting Day

Burlington, VT – Towns across Vermont held their annual Town Meeting Day gatherings yesterday to discuss local issues and vote on local budgets. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley looks at the highlights of a Green Mountain tradition.

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WAMC New England News
5:14 am
Wed March 8, 2006

Pediatricians Urge Shutdown of PCB Dump

Pittsfield, MA – Pediatricians in Pittsfield, Massachusetts are calling for the shutdown of two PCB remediation and dump sites in the city. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo spoke with one of the letter's authors;

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