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New England News
6:53 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Mass. Lawmakers Approve $36.5 Billion Budget; Includes Emergency Relief For North Adams

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Massachusetts lawmakers have approved a compromise $36.5 billion state budget.

The spending plan includes a one-time payment to North Adams for emergency budget relief.

State lawmakers agreed to send $750,000 to the city of North Adams to support its $37.7 million budget approved by city councilors last week. The plan took nearly 20 people off the payroll across school and city departments.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Pittsfield Council Approves Budget, Shoots Down Capital Projects; North Adams Passes Budget

The Pittsfield City Council approved a $141 million operating budget for 2015 Tuesday night, but shot down Mayor Dan Bianchi's $9.5 million capital expense budget.
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The Pittsfield City Council approved a $141 million budget for 2015, but is not seeing eye-to-eye with Mayor Dan Bianchi on capital investments.

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New England News
12:03 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Pittsfield And North Adams Councils To Vote On Budgets

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Two Berkshire County city councils vote tonight on their annual budgets.

The Pittsfield City Council will vote on Mayor Dan Bianchi’s proposed fiscal 2015 budget. Bianchi calls the $141 million dollar spending plan a maintenance budget proposing a 2.7 percent increase over the previous one of $138 million. It would fund SUVs for the fire department to decrease use of larger trucks and a new public works garage to replace a facility damaged in a 2012 fire.

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Arts & Culture
2:35 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

MASS MoCA Celebrates 15 Years!

    

  This Saturday, the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art – MASS MoCA, will celebrate their 15th anniversary of operation in North Adams, MA with a huge blow-out party – and, of course, with an opening reception for a new exhibition, Teresita Fernández: As Above So Below.

There will be dazzling art, live Bhangra funk dance music with house favorite Red Baraat (who will be featured on our show tomorrow), fresh jams from legendary DJ Rekha, pop-up performers you know and love, fun food truck fare, beer and creative cocktails, and a champagne toast.

Here to tell us more are our pals– MASS MoCA’s Director, Joe Thompson and their Director of Communications, Jodi Joseph.

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Congressional Corner With Richard Neal

    The closure of North Adams Regional Hospital stunned the Berkshires.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock he is working to re-open the shuttered hospital.

Arts & Culture
11:12 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Honeyhoney In Williamstown And North Adams

    The duo Honeyhoney - Ben Jaffe and Suzanne Santo - is playing two shows in the region next weekend.

On April 11th they’ll play a benefit concert for Arts Programs at Mt. Greylock Regional High School where Ben attended and graduated from as a mediocre student (his words). For that show, they’ll play WITH Mt. Grelock’s high school band.

They are also playing a Billsville House Concert at the Elks Lodge in North Adams, MA on April 12th.

New England News
12:20 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Gov. Patrick In North Adams To Talk Hospital; Coakley Due Tuesday Afternoon

Gov. Patrick in North Adams Tuesday.
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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is in North Adams, talking about ongoing plans for North Adams Regional Hospital, closed since Friday afternoon.

Governor Patrick is still meeting with local lawmakers and leaders from the state’s public health department and Berkshire Medical Center at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Patrick says BMC has signed an application allowing the Pittsfield-based healthcare company to operate a satellite emergency facility at North Adams Regional Hospital.

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New England News
8:26 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Collapse Of North Adams Radio Tower, Causes Outages

City officials say emergency service has been restored to the western Massachusetts town of North Adams approximately 11 hours after cell phone and Internet service was knocked out when radio towers on top of a nearby mountain collapsed amid high winds and heavy rain.

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New England News
3:08 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

High Winds Knock Down Radio Towers; Disrupts Cell And Internet Services Near North Adams

The North Adams Department of Public Safety released the following statement Sunday morning.

"Due to high winds and heavy rain throughout the night, the radio towers on top of Florida Mountain have collapsed. This has resulted in the loss or significant interruption of cell and internet services in the North Adams area.

If you need assistance and have no cell service, please use your home phone to make any calls.

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New England News
12:56 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Without Hospital, What's Next For North Adams?

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North Adams Regional Hospital is scheduled to close Friday. What it would mean for the economy and psyche of a community that is still coming back from decline in manufacturing?

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