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
4:00 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Massachusetts Health Leaders Continue Open Enrollment Push

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Massachusetts health leaders are continuing to alert people to the current health insurance open enrollment period. The state’s online marketplace, known as the Connector, is meeting with area leaders in Greenfield Monday.

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New England News
4:00 am
Sun December 7, 2014

In Wake Of Grand Jury Decisions, March Planned In Pittsfield

Credit Facebook: NAACP-Berkshire County Branch

A march is planned Sunday in Pittsfield, Massachusetts following the grand jury decisions to not indict white police officers in the deaths of two black men, leading to protests across the country.

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New England News
6:24 pm
Sat December 6, 2014

Incorporated In 1771, Windsor To Unveil Town Flag

The Windsor town flag
Credit Susan Edwards

 Windsor, Massachusetts is set to unveil its newly designed town flag this Sunday.

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New England News
6:26 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Folk Duo To Perform At MCLA Holiday Show

The duo Dala performs at MCLA's Church Street Center Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
Credit Facebook: Dala

A holiday concert Saturday at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts features a favorite duo that’s performed on campus in recent years.

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New England News
5:27 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Berkshire Eagle: Kinder Morgan Changes Pipeline Route

Kinder Morgan's project map for the company's Northeast Energy Direct pipeline. Changes are expected.
Credit http://www.kindermorgan.com/business/gas_pipelines/east/neenergydirect/

Energy company Kinder Morgan has adjusted its routing of a proposed Pennsylvania to Massachusetts pipeline heavily opposed in the Berkshires, according to The Berkshire Eagle.

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New England News
12:24 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

North Adams Goes Unsilent: Electronic Audio Experience Fills Streets

About 70 people walked the streets of North Adams Thursday for the city's first ever Unsilent Night.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

A holiday audio journey experienced in cities around the world came to North Adams Thursday night.

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New England News
8:17 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Pittsfield's Cop On Top Returns To Benefit Special Olympics

In 2013, Cop-On-Top raised $53,000. This year's Cop-On-Top event runs through Sunday at the Walmart store off of Hubbard Avenue in Pittsfield.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

Pittsfield’s annual Cop on Top event returns Saturday for a fifth year. Proceeds from the two-day event support Special Olympic athletes.

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New England News
4:31 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Proposed Fund For Meningitis Victims Upped $35M

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A proposed fund to compensate victims of a nationwide meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts company that killed 64 people has been increased by about $35 million.

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New England News
3:26 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Home Of Sandy Hook Shooter Transferred To Newtown

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The Colonial-style home where Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza lived with his mother has been transferred to the town in a deal with a bank.

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New England News
12:25 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Union Nurses Set To Picket Over Staffing Levels, Work Environment At BMC

Credit Facebook: Berkshire Medical Center

Nurses from Berkshire Medical Center are planning an informational picket next week. They say the Pittsfield hospital is not properly staffed for a patient increase following the closure of North Adams Regional Hospital. The hospital is refuting the claims.

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