New England News

WAMC New England News
5:24 am
Fri February 17, 2006

Goya Exhibit at Burlington's Fleming Museum

Burlington, VT – The University of Vermont's Fleming Museum has on display a celebrated print series by Francisco Goya. The 80 black and white prints are considered masterpieces of art and commentary. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with the Museum's curator about the exhibit.

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WAMC New England News
11:55 am
Thu February 16, 2006

Springfield Diocese Studying Efficiency

Great Barrington, MA – In anticipation of a one-third decrease in the number of priests it employs the Catholic Diocese of Springfield - which serves Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden counties - is commissioning a study of its parishes.
WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo spoke with Father John Bonzagni about the diocese's plans for increasing its efficiency.

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WAMC New England News
5:01 am
Thu February 16, 2006

Massachusetts Lawmakers Consider Decriminalizing Some Marijuana Possession

Boston, MA – A bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana is making its way though the Massachusetts state house.

WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports.

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WAMC New England News
4:41 am
Thu February 16, 2006

Another New Home

Pittsfield, MA – The Barrington Stage Company will soon be settling into its new home in Pittsfield, Massachusetts where it will host a number of full-scale musicals and plays.
But the company is also known for staging lesser-known productions and works-in-progress on its Stage II, which was without a home until very recently.

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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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