BERKSHIRE COUNTY

Coverage of Berkshire County, Massachusetts.

From left, Andrea Harrington and Paul Caccaviello.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

Typically, voters pay close attention to a race for governor or senator, but a district attorney? Not so much. But that's the case this year in Berkshire County, where violent and drug-related crimes are big concerns.

Springfield, Massachusetts, police officer Gregg Bigda, left, and former Springfield detective Steven Vigneault, right.
Don Treeger / Dave Roback / The Republican // masslive.com/photos

Two Springfield police officers, one current and one former, are facing federal charges in connection with a 2016 incident, involving two Latino juveniles. 

The Housatonic River in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, in 2009 after a GE/EPA cleanup.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is updating the public at a meeting in Lenox, Massachusetts, Wednesday on water sampling near the former General Electric plant in Pittsfield.

A polling place in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, on primary election day in March 2016.
Dave Roback / The Republican / masslive.com/photos

There are important contested races in western Massachusetts. Here’s what you need to know as we head toward the general election on November 6.

Oliva Llano visits the food pantry.
Nancy Eve Cohen / NEPR

Early on a Wednesday morning in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, a line of people perused boxes of fresh apples and green beans, frozen meat, and bags of bagels and biscuits at the South Congregational Church Community Food Pantry.

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