Jim Levulis

Berkshire Bureau Chief

Born and raised in Eden, NY, Jim has been WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief since July 2013. He previously worked as a reporter, producer and anchor at WAER, an NPR affiliate in Syracuse. He has experience in Top 40 radio and has spent time with NPR-affiliate WBFO and CBS-affiliate WIVB-TV, both in Buffalo. A loyal and constantly humbled New York Yankees and Buffalo sports fan, Jim holds a BA in Broadcast Journalism and History from Syracuse University.

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WAMC News
12:35 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

National Report Finds Increase In Firearm-Related Deaths Among Law Enforcement

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The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund recently released its mid-year report on officer deaths. The report shows 67 law enforcement officials in the United States have died in the line of duty since the start of 2014, a 31 percent increase from the same period last year. There were 25 firearm-related fatalities, five of which resulted from ambush scenarios.

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New England News
8:52 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Malloy criticizes GOP Foes For Embracing Christie

Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-Conn.)
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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is taking issue with state Republicans aligning politically with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Christie was in Greenwich Monday where the Republican promised to return to help defeat Malloy.

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New England News
3:38 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Massachusetts Warns About Tax Telephone Scam

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State authorities are warning Massachusetts residents about a nationwide phone scam that aggressively targets taxpayers.

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WAMC News
10:10 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Tour Of Texas Border A 'Human Experience' For Sen. Blumenthal

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)
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Connecticut U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal recently toured the nation’s southern border as the Obama administration tries handle the surge of immigrant children attempting to get into the country.

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New England News
6:06 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Massachusetts And Connecticut Governors Differ on Immigration Actions, So Do Lawmakers

U.S. Congressman Richard Neal, left, speaking with Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick in Great Barrington, Mass. Friday afternoon. Friday morning, Gov. Patrick announced the state was offering Camp Edwards and Westover Air Reserve Base as locations for the federal government to house immigrant children.
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Responding to a federal request, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has offered Camp Edwards on Cape Cod and Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee as two locations to house immigrant children. But, the offer is not sitting well with other lawmakers.

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WAMC News
5:58 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Blumenthal: Putin 'Has Blood On His Hands'

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)
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While international investigators attempt to comb over the entire crash site, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal says Russian President Vladimir Putin is to blame for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines passenger plane over Ukraine Thursday.

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New England News
12:34 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Berkshire Communities Among Top Federal Grant Recipients

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick announced the federal grants in Housatonic Village Friday afternoon.
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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and U.S. Congressman Richard Neal recently joined local officials in Housatonic Village, part of Great Barrington, to announce statewide community improvement funding.

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New England News
1:15 pm
Sun July 20, 2014

Conn. Rebuts Feds On State Road Conditions

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Connecticut transportation officials are disputing a White House report that says Connecticut's public works are in dire condition.

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New England News
6:00 am
Sat July 19, 2014

Mass. Communities Awarded $27 Million In Federal Development Funding

U.S. Congressman Richard Neal in Housatonic Village announcing federal funding for community infrastructure projects.
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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and U.S. Congressman Richard Neal joined local officials in Housatonic Village Friday afternoon to announce statewide community improvement funding.

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New England News
7:42 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Patrick's Offer To Use Air Base To House Immigrant Children Questioned

U.S. Congressman Richard Neal, left, speaking with Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick Friday afternoon in Great Barrington, Mass. Friday morning, Patrick announced the state is offering Camp Edwards on Cape Cod and Westover Air Reserve Base to the federal government as possible locations to temporarily house immigrant children.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Responding to a federal request Friday morning, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has offered Camp Edwards on Cape Cod and Westover Air Reserve Base in Chicopee as two locations to house up to 1,000 immigrant children.

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