New England News

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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WAMC New England News
11:21 am
Wed February 8, 2006

Program Launched to Provide Venezuelan Oil to Low-income Vermonters

Vergennes, VT – Vermont is the latest state to receive discounted and free heating fuel oil from CITGO, an oil company owned by Venezuela. Vermonters and officials from Venezuela gathered in front of the John W. Graham Emergency Shelter in Vergennes, Vermont on Tuesday for the official announcement. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
4:56 am
Wed February 8, 2006

Senate Committee Exploring Ways to Encourage Broadband Development

Montpelier, VT – A committee of the Vermont Senate is trying to encourage development of high-speed broadband internet computer service to rural areas of the state. State officials estimate eighty-three percent of Vermonters now have broadband service and are working towards a goal of ninety percent service within the state by next year. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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WAMC New England News
12:42 am
Wed February 8, 2006

UMASS Leading Program to Create Animal Vaccines

AMHERST, MA – While avian flu and mad cow disease continue to capture attention, there are dozens of other ailments that affect the animals in the food supply. Now the University of Massachusetts Amherst is spearheading a new effort to combat many of these diseases.

WAMC's Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Dan Bobkoff reports from UMASS's Hadley Farm.

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WAMC New England News
3:39 am
Tue February 7, 2006

Farmers Form Group to Address Lake Pollution Concerns

St. Albans, VT – A group of farmers in northwestern Vermont has started an alliance to make sure legislators in Montpelier understand their concerns over pollution regulations. The group also wants to educate the public that it's everyone, and not just the agricultural industry, that's contributing to pollution run-off into Lake Champlain. WAMC's North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley has more.

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