New England News

WAMC New England News
3:00 am
Thu February 16, 2006

Wal-Mart Forced to Carry Morning After Pill in Mass.

Boston, MA – A Massachusetts regulatory board has required Wal-Mart to stock the Morning After Pill in its stores in the state. Details from our Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief, Dan Bobkoff:

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WAMC New England News
10:31 am
Wed February 15, 2006

Pittsfield, Timeshares a Possibility

Pittsfield, MA – A citizen's group that had opposed changes to a Pittsfield, Massachusetts bylaw, which would have allowed timeshares in a residential area, has won its battle. But as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports that doesn't mean timeshares are all together our of the question.

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WAMC New England News
5:03 am
Wed February 15, 2006

Vermont Exports Rise Dramatically

Montpelier, VT – Vermont's exports in 2005 were up nearly a billion dollars, a 29 percent increase over the previous year. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
3:27 am
Wed February 15, 2006

UMASS Shrinking Next Year's Freshman Class

AMHERST, MA – Applications are up, but acceptances are down at UMASS Amherst for Fall of 2006. But wasn't the school supposed to be getting bigger?

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

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WAMC New England News
12:03 am
Wed February 15, 2006

Bellows Falls Trustees Nix Surveillance Camera Proposal

Bellows Falls, VT – Village trustees in Bellows Falls, Vermont have dropped plans to install a village-wide, closed circuit, security camera system. At a meeting Tuesday night, the trustees opted instead to use the federal grant earmarked for the camera system to purchase a digital radio system. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:45 am
Tue February 14, 2006

University of Vermont Breaking Application Records

Burlington, VT – The University of Vermont has set a new record. College officials say applications have increased more than 36 percent over last year, with over 17-thousand-600 people applying to the school. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with the President of the college.

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WAMC New England News
11:27 am
Tue February 14, 2006

Big Construction Planned for Small Community

Williamstown, MA – Williams College is moving into high gear with its a $123 million campus renovation project. The project is the latest in a series of college-related construction projects over the past five years.

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WAMC New England News
12:42 am
Tue February 14, 2006

Amherst Students Push for Sudan Divestment

AMHERST, MA – The Darfur region of Sudan has been beset by violence since February 2003 as non-Arab rebels have fought government forces backed by militias. The UN estimates at least 180,000 people have died and at least 2 million people have been displaced in the crisis. Now, led by a student group, Amherst College has publicly divested its holdings in companies it says are aiding the government's military campaign-and it's pushing the state government and fund managers to do the same.

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WAMC New England News
5:03 am
Mon February 13, 2006

Downtown Diversity

Pittsfield, MA – Pittsfield, Massachusetts is returning to an event from its past as a way to celebrate the city's increasing ethnic diversity. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo spoke with Pittsfield's Director of Cultural Development, Meghan Whilden;

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WAMC New England News
4:53 am
Mon February 13, 2006

Developer of Wind Project Says Vermont Utility Will Buy Turbine Power

Londonderry, VT – Nineteen proposed windmills on Vermont's Glebe Mountain in Londonderry would generate 47-and-a-half megawatts of electricity. One of the questions that local residents have asked is who will get the power and therefore benefit from its operation? The developer says there is a Vermont buyer for the power, and that means the energy will stay in the state, to be used by Vermonters. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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