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Conor Berry

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Springfield, Massachusetts
Crime and Breaking News Reporter — The Republican (Springfield, MA)
Covers:  crime, politics, municipal government, media matters, breaking news, social media, urban issues and scary animals
Doesn't Cover: chess, tennis, golf

Reporter for The Republican / MassLive.com Reach me: 413-386-5442 or cberry@repub.com.

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Biography

Reporter for The Republican & MassLive.com, one of New England's largest media outlets. Former staff writer for The Cape Cod Times, The Berkshire Eagle and The East Hampton Star. Former freelance writer for Newsday, KPMG, Long Island Magazine and BostonNOW.

I'm a veteran print reporter who's...

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Are we entering the era of the crackhead politician? Not likely, though evidence suggests voter t...

Arizona sheriff Paul Babeu, originally from Western Mass., resigns from Mitt Romney's Arizona cam...

Arizona sheriff Paul Babeu, originally from Western Mass., resigns from Mitt Romney's Arizona cam...

Brimfield family says local conservation officials unfairly scrutinizing post-tornado cleanup act...

Brimfield family says local conservation officials unfairly scrutinizing post-tornado cleanup act...

Bill Pepin's quest to build retirement home in Hampden derailed by alleged turtle spotting near h...

Bill Pepin's quest to build retirement home in Hampden derailed by alleged turtle spotting near h...

11-year-old girl shot, wounded while waiting to buy new Air Jordan sneakers at Springfield's Walm...

11-year-old girl shot, wounded while waiting to buy new Air Jordan sneakers at Springfield's Walm...

Blind people + guns = danger, according to some advocates for the visually impaired and law enfor...

Blind people + guns = danger, according to some advocates for the visually impaired and law enfor...

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@CBerry413 — 2,172 followers, 20,416 tweets

Jul 25, 2017

From 'good luck' to 'good riddance,' reactions to Agawam Mayor Richard Cohen's decision to not seek re-election https://t.co/rexdKB6Ues https://t.co/gTYhdFu2qv

Jul 25, 2017

From \'good luck\' to \'good riddance,\' reactions to Agawam Mayor Richard Cohen\'s decision not to seek re-election  http://s.masslive.com/UkxD4oO 

Jul 25, 2017

RT @WSFD01089: @WSFD01089 arson unit/PD investigating intentionally set overnight garage fire at 71 Garden St.

Jul 25, 2017

RT @WSFD01089: @WSFD01089 responded to two fires this afternoon. Solar panel fire on Winona Dr and a deck fire on Smith Ave. Strong work by all crews.

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Reporter for The Long Beach Herald, Long Beach, N.Y.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Sure. Both electric and manual.

How is social media changing news?

It's drastically expedited the creation and dissemination of news. Accuracy and good writing have suffered, and that's just not write. Ha!