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
6:10 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Interprint And Taconic High School Join To Grow Manufacturing

This sign was made in Taconic High School's vocational shops by students.
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The students at Taconic High School in Pittsfield now have a new partner in the business world and it’s just five miles away from their classrooms.

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New England News
5:53 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Berkshire County Residents Make $15 Million Donation To Clark Art Institute

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Two Berkshire County residents have announced a major donation to The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown.

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New England News
2:16 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Gov. Baker Creates Task Force Targeting Unemployment

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Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has created a task force aimed at ending chronic unemployment among minorities, veterans and people with disabilities in the Bay State.

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Sports
12:40 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

Skating To Keep The Dream Alive

Berkshire Battalion goalie Louie George watches the play at the other end of the ice as the Battalion take on the Watertown Wolves.
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Hockey: It’s a sport enjoyed by kids a few years removed from taking their first steps and by those still agile and sturdy enough lace up. Hockey is played across the world and around the clock, as young and old scramble for ice time at their local rink. And like most sports, nothing’s guaranteed, but still, there’s no shortage of dreams.

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New England News
7:46 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

North Adams Man Admits To Making False MCLA Bomb Threat

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After initially pleading not guilty, a North Adams man has admitted to calling in a false bomb threat at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in October.

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New England News
6:50 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Three Trustees Resign Posts In Latest Shakespeare & Co. Turmoil

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Turmoil seems to be the play that’s currently on stage at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox. A week after its executive director split six months in, three leaders of the board of trustees are resigning from their posts.

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New England News
6:22 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Tanglewood Chorus' Founding Conductor To Take Final Bow This Summer

John Oliver, the founding conductor of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, plans to step down after this summer's performances in Lenox, Mass.
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The founding conductor of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus will step down following this summer’s performances in Lenox. It will mark the end of a career with the Boston Symphony Orchestra that spanned nearly five decades.

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New England News
4:26 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition Leader To Step Down

Al Bashevkin will step down as executive director of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, an organization he created in 1986, at the end of June.
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The founder and executive director of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition has announced he will step down at the end of June.

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New England News
4:19 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Conn. Medical Examiner Rules Death Of 2-Year-Old Girl A Homicide

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Connecticut’s medical examiner has ruled that the death of a 2-year-old girl in October was a homicide.

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New England News
12:20 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

Greg Summers Expected To Start As MCLA President In July

Greg Summers was recently approved as the 12th president of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
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The state’s board of higher education approved Greg Summers as the 12th president of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Tuesday. He replaces Mary Grant, who left the North Adams college to become chancellor at University of North Carolina at Asheville in January.

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