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 meeting at Enlace de Familia in Holyoke, Mass. on Thurdsay, Sept. 28, 2017 addressed the possible influx of Puerto Rican families in the area.
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The MGM Springfield construction site.
Don Treeger / The Republican

MGM's Springfield casino is scheduled to open in less than a year. That could have local residents with gambling addictions nervous. 

The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass.
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The polling place at St. Elizabeth Parish Center in North Adams, Mass., on Sept. 19, 2017.
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The field is down to two for North Adams mayor after Tuesday's primary.

Tom Bernard and Bob Moulton Jr. were the top two vote-getters in the field of five, and will square off in November's general election.

The last two mayors of North Adams: John Barrett (left) and Dick Alcombright (right). Their portraits hang side-by-side inside North Adams City Hall.
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Berkshire County's second largest city, North Adams, is holding its mayoral primary Tuesday. And it's the first time an incumbent has not been on the ballot since the Reagan administration.

In May of 2015, about 5,500 students graduated from UMass Amherst during ceremonies at McGuirk Stadium on campus. This is Elizabeth Thomas of Medfield, Mass.
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The LEGO Group's U.S. headquarters is in Enfield, Conn.
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A plane at Pittsfield Municipal Airport.
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Pittsfield Municipal Airport is getting more than $6 million from the federal government to help rebuild its two runways.

The city-owned airport currently handles private flights, charters and some military training missions.

Its manager, Gloria Bouillon, said the runways are at the point where they can't be repaired any longer. And with smoother landing strips scheduled to be in place next year, she didn't rule out the possibility of trying to attract commercial service in and out of Pittsfield in the future.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno.
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Former Lee Chief of Police Joseph Buffis leaves the Federal Courthouse in Springfield at the close of the court session on June 2, 2015.
Dave Roback / The Republican

Former Lee, Massachusetts, police chief Joseph Buffis lost an appeal this week to have a federal extortion charge thrown out. His lawyer said he's now appealing to the US Supreme Court.

In 2015, Buffis was found guilty of extorting a $4,000 donation to a toy fund he oversaw, and allegedly raided for his own use, from a couple arrested in connection with a prostitution ring.

His attorney, Seth Kretzer, said Buffis can't be guilty of extortion since one of those arrested offered money to make the case go away.

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