New England News

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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WAMC New England News
6:09 am
Fri February 10, 2006

Student Tries to Prevent UMASS Fee Hike

AMHERST, MA – University of Massachusetts student fees have gone up every year since 2001, and now the UMASS system wants to raise them again. Students, as expected, are not pleased.

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

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WAMC New England News
11:53 am
Thu February 9, 2006

Pcb clean-up to resume

Pittsfield, MA – Excavation work unrelated to the cleanup of GE PCBs from the Housatonic River in Pittsfield unearthed a previously undiscovered General Electric PCB dump site. Some clean-up work was conducted then and now, Massachusetts state and federal agencies are set to oversee a second clean-up round at the site.

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WAMC New England News
11:41 am
Thu February 9, 2006

Vermont Sues to Stop Test Burn of Tire-Derived Fuel at Paper Plant

Montpelier, VT – Vermont's Attorney General has filed suit against International Paper and the state of New York over I-P's plan to conduct a test burn of tire-derived fuel at its Ticonderoga paper mill. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
11:35 am
Thu February 9, 2006

Springfield Tries to Control Crime with Selection of New Police Commissioner

SPRINGFIELD, MA – In recent years, Springfield has been perhaps known more for crime than anything else. Now the city is trying to turn things around with the appointment of the city's first police commissioner. But many in the police department oppose the selection of Edward Flynn.

As WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports, the new top cop has his work cut out for him.

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WAMC New England News
4:36 am
Thu February 9, 2006

Arts Conference

Williamstown, MA – Representatives from over 40 visual and performing arts institutions worldwide are heading to western Massachusetts this weekend. More from

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WAMC New England News
2:48 am
Thu February 9, 2006

Berkshire-based mag faring well

Great Barrington. MA – An upstart publication based in the Berkshires recently celebrated its first anniversary. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports on the effort to launch a glossy regional monthly at a time when most fledgling magazines fail within several years:

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