Adam Frenier

Berkshire County Reporter

Adam is based at New England Public Radio’'s Berkshire County news bureau in Pittsfield, where he has been since August, 2015. He joined NEPR as a freelance reporter and fill-in operations assistant during the summer of 2011. For more than 15 years, Adam has had a number stops throughout his broadcast career, including as a news reporter and anchor, sports host and play-by-play announcer as well as a producer and technician.

Adam graduated from UMass Amherst in 2004 with a B.A. in History.

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Outgoing Berkshire District Attorney David Capeless speaks during a press conference in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on Thursday, March 1, 2018.
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This week, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law, opening the door to state legalizing sports gambling. And in Massachusetts, top state lawmakers say they should look into it, but stopped short of any commitment. 

The Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Mass.
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A Norman Rockwell painting sold by the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to one in California will be on display locally next month.

The Hampshire County Courthouse in Northampton, Mass. It is the headquarters for the Hampshire Council of Governments.
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The head of the Hampshire Council of Governments is calling for unity and help from the state to keep the organization viable. 

The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
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The first two pieces up for auction from the Berkshire Museum's art collection fetched more than $1.4 million at auction Monday night in New York.

Chelsea Kline of Northampton, Massachusetts, right, a Democratic challenger to state Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, of Amherst, leaves nomination papers in April with Hatfield Town Clerk Lydia Szych.
Carol Lollis / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

We start this week by taking a look at the Massachusetts state Senate seat formerly held by Amherst Democrat Stan Rosenberg. There are now at least four declared candidates: one on the ballot and three write-ins. 

The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
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Now that the long legal battle is over, the first two pieces of art from the Berkshire Museum's collection will hit the auction block Monday night. 

The entrance to the gallery for the Massachusetts Senate chamber.
Gintautas Dumcius / MassLive / masslive.com/photos

This week, embattled Massachusetts state Senator of Amherst resigned amid mounting pressure after a scathing ethics report came out.

Chelsea Kline of Northampton, Massachusetts, right, a Democratic challenger to state Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, of Amherst, leaves nomination papers in April with Hatfield Town Clerk Lydia Szych.
Carol Lollis / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

The timing of Amherst Democrat Stan Rosenberg's resignation from the Massachusetts Senate leaves one candidate in a strong position to succeed him. 

The TD Garden in Boston, home to the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics.
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The Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics will keep their home, the TD Garden, plenty busy over the next few days with second-round playoff action.

Judge Thomas Estes, right, with his attorney David Hoose .
Ally Jarmanning / WBUR

This week, the highest court in Massachusetts heard arguments about whether Thomas Estes, a district court judge from the western part of the state, should face punishment for an affair with a court employee. 

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