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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New England News
10:10 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Democratic Candidate For Mass. Lt. Gov. Mike Lake Visits Pittsfield

Mike Lake, a Democratic candidate for Massachusetts lieutenant governor
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Mike Lake, one of three Democratic candidates running for Massachusetts lieutenant governor, was in Pittsfield Tuesday. The seat has been vacant since May 2013 when Democrat Tim Murray left to head the Worcester Chamber of Commerce.

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New England News
3:58 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Thousands Expected For Women's Equality Rally In Boston

A painted line denotes the 35-foot buffer zone around the entrance to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Boston, MA
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Thousands are expected at a rally today in Boston co-hosted by more than 20 groups protesting the Supreme Court’s recent rulings on Massachusetts buffer zone law and the Hobby Lobby contraceptive debate. The so-called Supreme Rally for Women’s Equality starts at 5 o’clock at Boston’s City Hall Plaza.

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New England News
2:25 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Power Restored For Nearly 19,000 In Northern Berkshire

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National Grid says it has restored power to nearly 19,000 customers in Northern Berkshire County after a circuit breaker failed at a substation in Adams. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis reports.

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New England News
12:22 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Pipeline Project Raises Questions As Group Marches Across Mass.

Roughly 30 people gathered in Park Square in Pittsfield Monday to protest the proposed pipeline.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Protestors are continuing a march across Massachusetts following the route of a proposed multi-state natural gas pipeline. About 100 people started the march Sunday in Richmond.

Roughly 30 people gathered in downtown Pittsfield Monday morning to send off about a dozen biking 20 miles round trip to Windsor carrying a ceremonial baton designed to look like a piece of pipeline. Cheryl Rose organized this leg of the bike trip.

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New England News
6:24 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Mass. Gov. Patrick Reviewing $36.5 Billion Budget

Gov. Deval Patrick (D-MA) was at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center in Pittsfield, Mass. Monday to celebrate the state's investments in cultural attractions.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

During an event celebrating the state’s investments in cultural attractions in Pittsfield Monday, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick said he and his staff are still reviewing the $36.5 million budget state lawmakers approved last week. The spending plan includes increases to the embattled Department of Children and Families as well as state education an

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New England News
5:52 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Group Marching Across Massachusetts Opposing Proposed Pipeline

Roughly 30 people gathered in Park Square in Pittsfield Monday to protest the proposed pipeline.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Protestors are continuing a march across Massachusetts following the route of a proposed natural gas pipeline. About 100 people started the march Sunday in Richmond.

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New England News
3:32 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Gov. Patrick Lauds State's Investments In Cultural Attractions

Governor Deval Patrick joins local cultural leaders at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center in Pittsfield, MA to laud the state's investment in cultural attractions.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick was in Pittsfield this morning to laud the state’s investments in cultural attractions.

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New England News
3:52 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Former Conn. Gov. Rowland Seeks To Limit Details Of Conviction

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland (R-CT)
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Connecticut’s former Governor John Rowland is seeking to prevent jurors from hearing details of his conviction on a corruption-related charge during his upcoming trial on charges that he tried to create secret consultant roles with two congressional campaigns.

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New England News
4:48 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Feds Give Conn. Another Year On Education Changes

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Connecticut has been given another year by federal education officials to work on school changes, including teacher and principal evaluation.

The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday that it approved a February request by Connecticut officials to extend for one year a waiver from some provisions of No Child Left Behind. Waivers also were granted to Arkansas, Colorado, Nevada, South Dakota and Virginia.

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New England News
3:42 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Pittsfield Parade To Boast 'Made In America' Theme

The poster of this year's Fourth of July Parade
Credit Facebook: Pittsfield Parade: Poster created by Marge Bride

Tens of thousands of people are expected to converge on Pittsfield, Massachusetts Friday for the city’s Fourth of July parade.

The parade is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. at the intersection of South Street and East and West Housatonic Streets in downtown Pittsfield. Floats and banners representing the more than 170 organizations and individuals in the parade’s lineup will be decorated according to this year’s theme “Made in America.”

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