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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The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Berkshire Museum / Creative Commons

There are plenty of complaints about a deal the Massachusetts attorney general struck with Berkshire Museum. 

Mass. Senate Majority Leader Harriette Chandler and Minority Leader Bruce Tarr talked to the press, backed up by most of their fellow members, following a marathon set of caucuses Monday that determined Chandler would be elected acting Senate president.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

This week, Sen. Harriette Chandler was named Massachusetts Senate President for the remainder of the year. And Sen. Stan Rosenberg, who stepped away from the post amid a scandal involving his husband, reaffirmed his vow that Bryon Hefner did not influence anything having to do with the state Senate. 

Kacey Bellamy, a three-time U.S. Olympian from Westfield, Mass. is part of a parade during the Eastern States Exposition.
Dave Roback / The Republican/masslive.com/photos

The winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, are getting underway this week. These are the third Olympics for Westfield, Massachusetts, native Kacey Bellamy -- part of the U.S. women's hockey team. 

The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
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Lawyers representing two sets of clients suing the Berkshire Museum over a proposed art sale say they will continue the legal fight. This comes even as the museum may be close to settling the case with the state attorney general's office. 

Public comment underway on draft marijuana laws for Massachusetts. The first session held by the Cannabis Control Commission took place at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, on Monday, February 5, 2018.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission held its first day of public listening sessions Monday in Pittsfield and Holyoke. The board is asking for feedback on proposed regulations for the state's marijuana industry.

The Daily Hampshire Gazette is based in Northampton, Mass.
File photo / Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com

We kick off this week with many questions surfacing at The Daily Hampshire Gazette, based in Northampton. Its former executive editor says he was fired for speaking out for higher pay for female journalists, but a number of his former employees are questioning his commitment to the issue. 

The police station in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

A Pittsfield police officer who fatally shot a man during a call last year will not face criminal charges. 

The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Berkshire Museum / Creative Commons

The Massachusetts attorney general wants a state appeals court to extend an injunction blocking the Berkshire Museum from selling off a bunch of its art. The injunction was set to expire Monday.

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, gave his fourth annual address from the House rostrum.
Sam Doran / State House News Service

We're taking a look at Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker's big week. With a re-election bid looming, he gave his State of the Commonwealth address on Tuesday, and a day later, released his budget proposal for the the next year

Lenox State Rep. Smitty Pignatelli (left) and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker pose for a selfie during a 2015 event in Great Barrington, Mass.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

It appears a commission charged with looking at the future of transportation in Massachusetts will have a representative from Berkshire County. That came after stinging criticism from some western Mass. lawmakers.

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