New England News

WAMC New England News
1:00 am
Thu March 2, 2006

Allendale air filters slated for testing tossed

Pittsfield, MA – Controversy has sprung up again regarding a Pittsfield, Massachusetts elementary school within close proximity of a PCB dump site known as Hill 78.

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WAMC New England News
12:01 am
Thu March 2, 2006

Pittsfield City Council does 180 on resort bylaw

Pittsfield, MA – The Pittsfield City Council has rejected a proposed bylaw change that would have allowed timeshare developments within particular residential areas in the city. And as our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, reports at least one city official is concerned about the implications of its defeat.

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WAMC New England News
1:01 am
Wed March 1, 2006

"Innovative" housing proposed

Dalton. MA – What could be a 140 home development that would incorporate a variety of energy-saving and so called "green technologies" is proposed for Dalton, Massachusetts. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief , Carrie Saldo, has the details of the proposed development just east of Pittsfield, which the developers say would be the first of its kind in the Northeast;

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WAMC New England News
12:05 am
Wed March 1, 2006

Massachusetts Senate Approves Emergency Healthcare Reform

BOSTON, MA – The Massachusetts Senate has unanimously approved a stripped-down health care bill that seeks to insure about half of the state's uninsured residents. Senators rushed the bill through late yesterday to avoid losing federal Medicaid funds. The bill now moves to the house where its outcome is still uncertain.

WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports.

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WAMC New England News
5:14 am
Tue February 28, 2006

Vermont's Campaign Finance Law Argued In U-S Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. – The fate of Vermont's campaign finance law is now in the hands of the U-S Supreme Court. The high court heard arguments this morning on a challenge to a 1997 Vermont law which sets strict limits on both campaign contributions and spending. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
12:15 am
Tue February 28, 2006

National Grid Expanding its Northeastern Reach

BOSTON, MA – National Grid, the British power distributor that serves much of upstate New York and western New England, continued its rapid expansion in the U.S. yesterday by agreeing to acquire Keyspan Energy, a major natural gas and power supplier in the northeast. The deal, if approved, will create the country's third largest power company, serving 8 million customers.

As WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports, the deal is getting a generally positive reaction.

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WAMC New England News
12:01 am
Tue February 28, 2006

Group Wants Ballot Item Wording Changed

Burlington, VT – A group opposed to fluoride in public drinking water is asking a court to change the wording of a question on the Town Meeting Day ballot in Burlington. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:51 am
Mon February 27, 2006

Mentor Hospitals Selected to Help Reduce Medical Errors

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Baystate Medical Center in Springfield is among a number of regional hospitals selected as peer mentors in a nonprofit's campaign to reduce medical errors and hospital infections. The organization hopes to save as many as 100,000 lives through its efforts.

WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports.

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WAMC New England News
11:19 am
Mon February 27, 2006

Health Care Reform Primary Issue in Vermont House and Senate This Week

Montpelier, VT – Health care reform will lead the agenda in the Vermont legislature this week. The Senate will consider what's called the Common Sense Initiative. At the same time, the House will review it's health care affordability act to extend health care coverage to more Vermonters. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has a preview of what's expected.

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WAMC New England News
4:58 am
Mon February 27, 2006

Trade Education in Berkshires

North Adams, MA – A conference designed to impart area business leaders with international trade know-how is set to be held at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts... MCLA ... in North Adams.

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