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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Connecticut Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty recently returned from a six-day trip to Afghanistan, where she learned more about the fight against the Islamic State terrorist group.

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Two western Massachusetts lawmakers are thinking about trying their luck at replacing their Senate colleague following Ben Downing’s announcement Monday that he is not seeking reelection.

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School and government leaders held a ribbon cutting for a new elementary school in North Adams Monday afternoon.

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Massachusetts State Senator Ben Downing announced Monday morning that he is not running for reelection this year.

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A local chapter of a national climate change group is holding an informational session Saturday in Hudson.

The Columbia County chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby open house will feature a keynote speech by former Mobile Oil executive and chapter member Lou Allstadt, who has been vocal about the dangers of hydrofracking.

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A western Massachusetts lawmaker says Governor Charlie Baker sent the wrong message during his State of the Commonwealth address Thursday when he reassured some taxpayers about the fiscal oversight of the MBTA.

This is a picture of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker speaking in Great Barrington in December 2015.
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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker delivered his first State of the Commonwealth address Thursday night. The Republican focused on energy, education and combating the rise in opioid abuse.

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A proposed ordinance in North Adams would levy fines against landlords who chose not to evict tenants known to be involved in drug activity.

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Plans for a hotel at a shuttered school in downtown Great Barrington have changed once again, this time quieting some of the opposition.

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Today marks 35 years since American hostages held for 444 days in Iran were released. Soon, the surviving members and their families will finally be compensated for the troubles they endured.