New England News

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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WAMC New England News
12:17 am
Mon February 13, 2006

Springfield Union Leader Criticizes City's New Hires

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Union leaders in Springfield, Massachusetts are criticizing the city for hiring dozens of new staff while existing workers have had a pay freeze for years.

WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports.

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WAMC New England News
12:01 am
Mon February 13, 2006

Du Bois Center of American History Opens

Great Barrington, MA – Among the great debates in Great Barrington, Massachusetts in recent years has been how to acknowledge it as the birth place of civil rights leader and founder of the N.A.A.C.P., W.E.B. DuBois. That debate was laid to rest this weekend.

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WAMC New England News
11:52 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Vermont Campaign Finance Law Nears US Supreme Court Review

WAMC New England News
11:45 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Saving Money. Losing Programs

Great Barrington, MA – Food pantries in Massachusetts could lose 38 million dollars under President Bush's proposed fiscal 2007 budget. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo spoke with Berkshire Community Action Council Director Don Atwater about the potential ramifications for the county;

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