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.
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.
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.
Pittsfield Named 1 of 6 ‘Pilot Cities’ For New Initiative
Dignitaries and cultural leaders will be in attendance as the Upstreet Cultural District, Pittsfield Cultural Council, City of Pittsfield, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council announce a new and formal cultural relationship on Monday.
Great Barrington, Cheshire Get ‘HQ’ Game Show Mentions
Two Berkshire County towns got a mentioned on the internet sensation quiz game show, “HQ” Friday afternoon.
Tom’s Top 3 for 12/18: Local Biotech Firm Founder Indicted
Berkshire entrepreneur Patrick Muraca has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud and lying to the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office.
Tom’s Top 3 for 12/8: Healey’s Office Says More Time Needed To Probe Art Sale
The Attorney General's Office needs nearly two more months to complete its inquiry into the Berkshire Museum art sale. The Berkshire Eagle reports that finishing up an investigation by January 29th would still be dependent on cooperation from the museum in Pittsfield.
Tom’s Top 3 for 12/7: Petricca Looks To Garnish Mall’s Income Over Outstanding Bills
The owner of the Berkshire Mall in Lanesborough has still not paid a quarter-million-dollar Superior Court judgment to Petricca Industries, and now the company wants to collect what it is owed from the rent that the mall’s tenant stores pay.
Tom’s Top 3 For 12/6: Elderly Driver Crashes through PETCO Storefront
Pittsfield Police responded to the PETCO on Merrill Road in Pittsfield yesterday morning for a report of a motor vehicle that crashed into the building. The crash occurring around 11:30AM, involved a 2002 Toyota Camry operated by 83 year old Alice Canning, of Lenox.
Toms’ Top 3: BSO Not Aware Of Alleged Misconduct
In the wake of James Levine's suspension by the Metropolitan Opera amid a sexual-misconduct scandal, the Berkshire Eagle reports that Boston Symphony Orchestra management has emphasized it knew of no such behavior while Levine was at the helm of the BSO.
Tom’s Top 3: Levine Suspended Over Sexual Abuse Allegations
The Metropolitan Opera has suspended James Levine, its revered conductor and former music director.