Adam Frenier

Berkshire County Reporter

Adam is based at New England Public Radio’'s Berkshire County news bureau in Pittsfield, where he has been since August, 2015. He joined NEPR as a freelance reporter and fill-in operations assistant during the summer of 2011. For more than 15 years, Adam has had a number stops throughout his broadcast career, including as a news reporter and anchor, sports host and play-by-play announcer as well as a producer and technician.

Adam graduated from UMass Amherst in 2004 with a B.A. in History.

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Andrea Harrington, at left, and Berkshire District Attorney Paul Caccaviello at right.

The race for Berkshire County district attorney has been rekindled. The current DA, Paul Caccaviello, announced he's mounting a write-in campaign for November. That and more news from the week on The Short List.

Lab test results amid a mold outbreak at Quaboag Regional Middle High School in Warren, Massachusetts. The outbreak delayed the start of school.
Quaboag Regional School District

Students at Quaboag Regional Middle High School in Warren, Massachusetts, are back in class after a mold outbreak delayed the start of the new school year by almost two weeks.

The UMass Amherst campus.
Mark Bonica / Creative Commons /

A black employee walking to his office at UMass Amherst last Friday had campus police called on him. The incident is similar to one that took place over the summer at Smith College involving a student -- who was also black -- on her lunch break. 

A view on November 23, 2012, from Armory Commons in Springfield, Massachusetts, of some of the damage to the areas on Worhtington St. after a gas explosion.
David Molnar / The Republican /

A natural gas explosion impacting three communities north of Boston is not the first in recent years for the company, Columbia Gas. 

Congressman Richard Neal greets supporter Diana Kibodya outside the Springfield Boys and Girls Club as he arrives to vote on primary election day.
Don Treeger / The Republican /

It was a busy primary eleciton day in Massachusetts, with several races at both the state and federal levels going before voters. In the 1st Congressional District, longtime Springfield Congressman Richard Neal won the Democratic primary, and will head back to Washington. 

The Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2018 posing during a press conference on Thursday.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

The Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts, enshrines its 2018 class of inductees Friday night. Among the honorees: three who played for the Boston Celtics.

Democratic Massachusetts State Senate candidate Jo Comerford.
Adam Frenier / NEPR

A write-in candidate is on her way to filling the Massachusetts Senate seat formerly held by Stan Rosenberg. 

Andrea Harrington.
Photo provided / Masslive /

In Berkshire County, Massachusetts, Andrea Harrington is on her way to being the new district attorney. That's after she beat two other candidates in the Democratic primary, including the current DA.

Massachusetts State Senator Adam Hinds moderates a debate in Becket, Massachusetts, for Democratic candidates for Berkshire County District Attorney on August 14, 2018. From left, the candidates are Paul Caccaviello, Judith Knight and Andrea Harrington.
Screen shot of video by John O'Toole / Becket Democratic Town Committee / Vimeo

The lone primary race in western Massachusetts for district attorney is taking place in Berkshire County. Three Democrats are vying to replace David Capeless, who abruptly retired in March.

MGM Springfield on its opening day.
Don Treeger / The Republican /

The MGM Springfield casino has been open a week, and casino officials say they did a brisk business during their first three days.