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Berkshire Record Suspends Operations

Berkshire Record

With local publications across the country facing a dire future during the coronavirus pandemic, a Berkshire County outlet is calling it quits.

Great Barrington, Massachusetts-based newspaper The Berkshire Record announced Thursday that it is suspending operations as revenues drop during the pandemic.

The weekly South County-focused publication furloughed all 10 of its employees, according to a report by The Berkshire Eagle.

The paper was launched in 1989.

Reached by WAMC News, publisher Anthony Prisendorf declined to comment.

Josh Landes has been WAMC's Berkshire Bureau Chief since February 2018, following stints at WBGO Newark and WFMU East Orange. A passionate advocate for Western Massachusetts, Landes was raised in Pittsfield and attended Hampshire College in Amherst, receiving his bachelor's in Ethnomusicology and Radio Production. His free time is spent with his cat Harry, experimental electronic music, and exploring the woods.
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