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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Voters in Hinsdale, Massachusetts removed a town select board member during a recall election Saturday. The efforts cap more than a year of acrimony in the town.

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Pittsfield Mayor Dan Bianchi officially launched his reelection campaign Monday. The Democrat is seeking a third term, which according to a new city charter will be four years instead of two.

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Over the weekend, the population of North Adams swelled by more than 7,000 as people packed hotels and pitched tents, in town for return of the Solid Sound Festival.

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Voters in the small Berkshire County town of Hinsdale will decide whether to recall the chair of the three-person select board Saturday.

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Stan Rosenberg is roughly six months into his first term as Massachusetts Senate President. The Amherst Democrat took the leadership position in January, the same month Republican Governor Charlie Baker was sworn to succeed Democratic Governor Deval Patrick. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis spoke with Rosenberg about his relationship with Governor Baker and some of the hot button issues in Massachusetts.

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The Pittsfield City Council this week approved a $145 million budget for fiscal 2016, but for the second year in a row argued over capital expenditures with councilors warning of poor fiscal management and unnecessary spending.

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Former First Lady Laura Bush recently toured the historic estate of the late author and humanitarian Edith Wharton in Lenox, Massachusetts.

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Massachusetts Senate President Stan Rosenberg spent Wednesday touring Pittsfield with political, education and businesses leaders. It’s a continuation of the Democrat’s push to get lawmakers to learn more about areas outside their districts.

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With the first medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts opening Wednesday, Senate President Stan Rosenberg says its likely voters will legalize recreational marijuana.

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A planned athletic turf field at Berkshire Community College has been pushed back a year as the state Department of Environmental Protection reviews an appeal from a neighborhood group concerned about environmental impacts.

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