The Berkshire Eagle

The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
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For the first time in more than 20 years, The Berkshire Eagle is under local ownership after four investors with ties to the region purchased the paper from Digital First Media. WAMC sat down with The Eagle’s new president Fred Rutberg.

This is a picture of the front page of The Berkshire Eagle
The Berkshire Eagle

Four New England newspapers including The Berkshire Eagle are being sold to local investors who plan to increase news coverage and community engagement. The sale also includes The Bennington Banner, The Brattleboro Reformer and The Manchester Journal.

This is a picture of the front page of The Berkshire Eagle
The Berkshire Eagle

Four New England newspapers including The Berkshire Eagle are being sold to local investors who plan to increase news coverage and community engagement.

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A newspaper reporter who made national headlines when he was fired by the Hudson Register-Star has died.


  

  We come to you this morning from the newly renovated and always stunning Clark Art Institute. In our abbreviated panel we are joined by Kevin Moran of The Berkshire Eagle.

The Berkshire Eagle

Berkshire residents picking up The Berkshire Eagle tomorrow morning will notice something different. The pages will have much more color and the print will take on a more modern style.

Milton Bass, a longtime editor and columnist with The Berkshire Eagle, is remembered as a witty and knowledgeable man who has left a lasting legacy on the area’s entertainment scene. The Pittsfield native died at the age of 91 Tuesday.

A longtime editor and columnist with The Berkshire Eagle died at the age of 91 Tuesday.

Jim Levulis / WAMC

City government in Pittsfield is now operating under a new media protocol that has raised transparency concerns among some.

    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.

Stephanie Zollshan/Berkshire Eagle Staff

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 Among 1st To Fingerprint School Workers

Feb 24, 2014

(Information in the following story is from: The Berkshire (Mass.) Eagle, http://www.berkshireeagle.com )

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.

Jim Levulis / WAMC

People in northern Berkshire County will no longer see the North Adams Transcript on their doorsteps in the morning. 

Stephanie Zollshan/Berkshire Eagle Staff

A western Massachusetts newspaper is under new leadership.

Berkshire Communities Join In PCB Cleanup

Oct 22, 2013

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.

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.