We start of our live remote broadcast from Tanglewood with an abbreviated Roundtable Panel and welcome our man from the Berkshire Eagle, Kevin Moran and Managing Director of The Boston Symphony, Mark Volpe.
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 schools have signed up to be among the first in the state to take part in a fingerprinting process and national criminal database check for school employees.
A state law passed last year requires most school employees to be fingerprinted and go through more detailed criminal background checks. Potential school employees are checked to see if they have a criminal history in the state.
Several Berkshire, Massachusetts County communities are banding together, figuring there's strength in numbers when it comes seeking financial compensation from General Electric during the PCB cleanup of the Housatonic River.
Lenox last week joined Lee, Stockbridge, Great Barrington and Sheffield to join the effort, and Pittsfield is expected to join Tuesday.
Nathaniel Karns, executive director of the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, tells The Berkshire Eagle that together the communities can hire a law firm to negotiate with GE.
Berkshire Eagle Managing Editor Kevin Moran, at center, has been named regional vice president of news for New England Newspapers Inc. Moran is seen here during Thursday's announcement with co-workers Jeannie Maschino, Scott Stafford and Andrew Amelinckx.
Credit Caroline Bonnivier Snyder / The Berkshire Eagle
The longtime managing editor of The Berkshire Eagle has been tapped to oversee newspapers across Western Massachusetts and beyond.
Kevin Moran is looking back at his first job in journalism with fond memories after Thursday’s announcement. New England Newspapers Inc. named Moran, the current managing editor of The Berkshire Eagle, Regional Vice President of News.