Jenn Smith of The Berkshire Eagle recently returned to Massachusetts following a 10-day trip to Pakistan. The paper’s community engagement editor visited the country’s newsrooms, diplomats and attractions as a member of the International Center for Journalists. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis talked with Smith about the differences in the country’s journalism practices.
Pittsfield, Massachusetts City Councilor Paul Capitanio has been indicted on drug conspiracy and accessory charges for allegedly buying illegal prescription drugs and tipping off a dealer about an August drug bust.
Capitanio's attorney told The Berkshire Eagle Monday his client, who represents the city's Ward 3, continues to deny the allegations against him, including those that he is an oxycodone addict.
According to Massachusetts State Police, the 57 year-old Capitanio was buying pills from an unnamed dealer when he gave him information on an upcoming raid.