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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A weather map including the jet stream.
San Francisco State University/

While the calendar might say it's April, Mother Nature has said otherwise this month. 

Nurses on the picket line at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, Mass. during a one-day strike in June 2017.
Dave Roback / The Republican /

About 200 unionized nurses at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in Greenfield, Massachusetts, could go on strike next week -- for the second time in the last year. 

Massahusetts State Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, left, and his husband Bryon Hefner.
File photo / State House News Service

This week, we discuss Thursday's indictment of Bryon Hefner, the husband of Amherst Democratic State Senator Stan Rosenberg. Hefner is facing charges that include sexual assault and criminal lewdness. 

Springfield Bishop Mitchell Rozanski.
Karen Brown / NEPR

St. Mary's High School in Westfield, Massachusetts, will remain open for at least another year, after all. Its closure was announced this month, but the Springfield Roman Catholic Diocese is offering help.

New Boston Red Sox Manager Alex Cora.
Boston Red Sox

Thursday is opening day for Major League Baseball, and the Boston Red Sox will begin their 2018 campaign in Florida against the Tampa Bay Rays. Despite winning the American League Eastern Division a season ago, the Sox fired manager John Farrell and replaced him with Alex Cora, who used to play for the team. 

Stephen Zrike
Greg Saulmon / The Republican/

At a meeting of state education regulators on Tuesday, the receiver in charge of the Holyoke, Massachusetts, public schools told the board that while the district is making strides in some areas, it continues to face challenges in others.

The rail platform at the Joseph Scelsi Intermodal Transportation Center in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

A working group says seasonal passenger rail service between Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and New York City is a possibility, and that the so-called Berkshire Flyer could start running in the next couple of years.

State Police Colonel Kerry Gilpin.
MassLive /

We kick off this week with a look at the latest scandal surrounding the Massachusetts State Police. An audit shows several troopers may received overtime pay for shifts they didn't actually work. And the head of the state police says she's turned the audit over to the state attorney general's office for a closer look. 

The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

The Berkshire Museum's proposal to sell part of its art collection will go before a single justice of the Massachusetts high court Tuesday.

Former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick.
Don Treeger / The Republican /

We start The Short List this week with former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and his possible political aspiration: a run for president in 2020.