New England News

WAMC New England News
11:38 am
Thu June 22, 2006

Kinnaman Kicks-off Campaign

Pittsfield, MA – The lone Republican candidate seeking Western Massachusetts' first senate seat held his kick-off event Wednesday evening. WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the details;

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WAMC New England News
11:27 am
Thu June 22, 2006

Springfield Launches Capital Improvement Plan

Springfield, MA – The city of Springfield, Massachusetts unveiled a major capital improvement plan yesterday to try and turn the troubled city around. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff has our report.

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WAMC New England News
5:07 am
Thu June 22, 2006

Northampton Considers a Sustainable Future

NOrthampton, ma – Residents in Northampton, Massachusetts met this week to discuss the city's future. It's all part of a sustainability initiative launched last year. More now from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.

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WAMC New England News
11:46 am
Wed June 21, 2006

Experts Encourage Student Loan Consolidation Before July 1st

Amherst, MA – Parents and students have just over a week to consider consolidating student loans. WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff tells us why.

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WAMC New England News
9:16 am
Wed June 21, 2006

Starting Students on the Same Page

Holyoke, MA – In Massachusetts, the Holyoke Public School System is looking to assure all its students begin their education on as level a field as possible. And as WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo reports, Holyoke is offering free pre-kindergarten classes this summer to those who would likely enter kindergarten without it;

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WAMC New England News
9:09 am
Wed June 21, 2006

Health Officials Urge Precautionary Steps to Combat West Nile

Great Barrington, MA – With the first rash of intense summer temperatures rolling in this week mosquitos, which can carry West Nile Virus, are expected to be out in full force. Public health officials in the region say there are simple precautions all residents should take to avoid mosquito bites, which can cause West Nile Virus. WAMC's Carrie Saldo has more;

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WAMC New England News
5:17 am
Wed June 21, 2006

Drug Company Marketing to Medical Professionals Up Sharply in Vermont

Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Attorney General is required to produce an annual report on how much drug companies spend to market their products to Vermont physicians, hospitals, and universities. His latest report indicates that the amount of money drug companies spend in Vermont continues to rise. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:35 am
Wed June 21, 2006

Re-trial Ordered After 20 Years in Prison

Pittsfield, MA – A Berkshire County man convicted of raping three children over 20 years ago has been granted a new trial; Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo has the details;

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WAMC New England News
8:58 am
Tue June 20, 2006

Massachusetts Plans to Share Burden of Capital Improvements

Boston, MA – Massachusetts legislators have developed what they are calling a first in the nation initiative" - a cultural facilities fund that shares the burden of, often costly, capital improvements with arts organizations. Our Berkshire Bureau Chief, Carrie Saldo, spoke with one well known summerstock theater to put the funds' impact in perspective;

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WAMC New England News
1:17 am
Tue June 20, 2006

Pioneer Valley Has Most Working Poor Families in State

Boston, Ma – A new study from the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute shows that the Pioneer Valley has more working poor families than anywhere else in the state. Details from WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff.

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