Coverage of Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

A courthouse in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
Berkshire District Attorney's Office / Facebook

The Berkshire County District Attorney's office is introducing a new approach to domestic and sexual assault cases. 

Congressman Richard Neal speaking in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Nicole DeFeudis / State House News Service

This week, Democratic Congressman Richard Neal of Springfield, Massachusetts, was on the national stage after he asked the IRS to turn over six years' worth of Trump's tax returns. 

A sign near the Housatonic River in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 2009 after a GE/EPA cleanup. the Housatonic River in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 2009 after an EPA cleanup.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

The EPA’s New England office — which serves six states and ten tribal nations — has been run by an acting administrator for three months. 

A meeting of the Housatonic River Citizens Coordinating Council in Lenox, Massachusetts, on March 28, 2019.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

Some environmental groups say they're frustrated with the lack of progress on talks over the cleanup of the Housatonic River. The key dispute is where to dispose of river sediment containing toxic PCBs. 

Pittsfield, Mass., Close To Banning Plastic Shopping Bags

Mar 27, 2019
Plastic shopping bags.
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Berkshire County's biggest city is close to banning plastic bags at checkout counters at most retailers.