Tom Conklin is the News Director and lead news voice for the Berkshire News Network and the Townsquare Media Berkshire Radio Group. Tom is also a musician and voiceover talent. He has been a guitarist for more than three decades and plays lead guitar for the New England based band, The Matchstick Architects. He also does voiceover narration work for clients all over the world from his home studio in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Tom is also a founding member of Berkshire Organization for Original Music, or BOOM, which is a Berkshire County based organization that advocates for the local original music scene and performers of original music in the Berkshires.
Hinsdale Man Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charge
A Hinsdale man accused in the shooting death of his estranged girlfriend was arraigned Tuesday morning in Central Berkshire District Court on a murder charge.
An Outpouring Of Support For Family Of Kassedi Clark
The local community has turned out in very big way since a GoFundMe campaign was started for the family of Kassedi Storm Clark.
Jango Getting Protective Vest
The Pittsfield Police Department’s K9, Jango, will be receiving a bullet and stab protective vest. Police Lt. Gary Traversa says that Jango’s vest is being made possible thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.
Tom’s Top 3 for 4/12: Berkshire DA Dropping Tainted Drug Cases
Hundreds of Berkshire County defendants will soon see their drug charges dismissed. It’s due to misconduct at the now-defunct Amherst Drug Lab, including the "handful" of defendants that retired District Attorney David Capeless was hoping to retry.
Tom’s Top 3 for 4/11: 13 Works Of Art Listed For Auction
The Berkshire Eagle reports that the museum Tuesday identified 13 works of art that will be offered at auctions in May at Sotheby's in New York City. There will be four auctions in total.
Tom’s Top 3 for 4/10: 3rd Robbery At Elm Street Gas Station
Police in Pittsfield are investigating a knifepoint robbery that took place this past Saturday at the Lipton Mart on Elm Street in Pittsfield. The robbery was the third robbery at that store since July.
Tom’s Top 3 for 4/6: Art Sale Gets Green Light
A judge has approved a plan for the cash-strapped Berkshire Museum in to sell dozens of pieces of art, including works by Norman Rockwell.
Board Finds Merit To Unfair Labor Practice Charges
The National Labor Relations Board has issued notice that it has found merit to three charges filed against Berkshire Medical Center, in Pittsfield, for violations of the National Labor Relations Act.
Tom’s Top 3 for 4/2: North Adams Looks At Bag Ban
More than 60 Massachusetts cities and towns have banned the use of single-use plastic bags. North Adams might be next. Here in the Berkshires, bans have already been put into place in Williamstown, Adams, Lee, Lenox, Dalton, Great Barrington and Stockbridge.
Harrington To Challenge For Berkshire DA
The September State Primary Election is still more than six months away, but here in the Berkshires, things are already starting to heat up, particularly the race for Berkshire District Attorney.