Adam Frenier

All THings Considered Host/Reporter

Adam 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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Marijuana plants harvested and hung in a processing facility in Franklin, Massachusetts.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

In our look at news of the week, a medical marijuana patient told Massachusetts cannabis regulators in Springfield that she had surgery canceled at the last minute due to concerns about interactions between marijuana and anaesthesia. 

A look at a vest with a trauma plate, similar to the one worn by Springfield Police Officer Greg Vatrano during a stabbing attempt.
Don Treeger / The Republican /

The police commissioner in Springfield, Massachusetts, says one of her officers is lucky to be alive. That's after his protective vest saved him from a stabbing attempt by an arson suspect.

Marijuana products on a counter at Cultivate in Leicester, Massachusetts, as they're rung up for purchase.
Jesse Costa / WBUR

The public had a chance Tuesday in Springfield, Massachusetts, to tell marijuana regulators what they'd like to see tweaked in the state's pot laws.

The Edward H. Everett mansion at Southern Vermont College.
Jared C. Benedict / Creative Commons

Leading our roundup of this week's news: Southern Vermont College in Bennington announced it will close in a few months amid mounting debt and sagging enrollment. 

The Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford.
Photo Phiend / Creative Commons /

Two bills before Connecticut lawmakers would require schools to teach African-American, as well as Puerto Rican and Latino history.