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.
Big Y Starts Single Use Plastic Bag Ban
The banning of single-use plastic bags has been a hot topic around the Berkshires as of late. Individual towns have been making the decision to enforce a ban of their own as a state-wide ban continues to be sought after on Beacon Hill.
A Better Location For The Berkshire Carousel?
Right from the beginning, there were many questions surrounding the decision to put the Berkshire Carousel at its current location on Center Street adjacent to the CVS Pharmacy in Pittsfield. Would it succeed or would it fail?
Funding Secured For Berkshire Flyer (Video)
State Senator Adams Hinds announced today via Facebook that the Berkshire Flyer, a pilot train service from New York City to Pittsfield is a go – and it will start in June 2020.
BCC Hosting Recycling Rally and Sustainability Fair
If you live in Pittsfield or Dalton and you’ve been hanging on to your old electronics, appliances or other items that you can’t put in the regular trash, then this is the day for which you have been waiting.
Walk A Mile In Her Shoes Registration Open
It’s just around the corner – that one day when men from all walks of life, business, civil service, and government don women’s shoes and walk a mile down North Street in Pittsfield in an effort to bring awareness to and put a halt to sexual, domestic and dating violence.
2019 Citizens Academy: Now Accepting Applications
Applications are now being accepted for the City of Pittsfield’s 2019 Citizens Academy, which will be held this fall.
Escaped Inmate Apprehended (See Video)
Pittsfield Police have apprehended an inmate that escaped the custody of the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Department on Monday while being released from medical treatment at Berkshire Medical Center.
‘No Turn On Red’ Sign Coming Down
The Pittsfield City Council has opted to get rid of the “no turn on red” sign at West Street and Valentine Road. The move comes despite some concerns raised by city engineer, Ricardo Morales.
Gas Prices Up Slightly Following Holiday Weekend
Gasoline prices in Massachusetts are up two cents this week, according to AAA Northeast. AAA’s July 8 survey of prices in Massachusetts finds self-serve, regular unleaded averaging $2.69 per gallon.
The James Taylor Tanglewood Experience
Going to James Taylor at Tanglewood in Lenox is sort of a given for Berkshire residents. It’s almost a right of passage. However, believe it or not, it’s something that I have never done until this July 4th.