Fixing Faulty Fire Hydrants in North Adams 

A recent spate of house fires in North Adams has been exacerbated by a lack of functioning fire hydrants in the city. The problem is receiving renewed attention as one of the coldest winters in several years grips Massachusetts. 

Connecting Point‘s Brian Sullivan traveled to the northern Berkshires to find out how the state’s smallest city plans to tackle the problem. 

And More Western Mass Stories Tonight…. 

State Senator Jo Comerford joins Ray Hershel to discuss the issues with the rollout and availability of COVID-19 vaccines in the state and what the Joint Committee on COVID-19 and Emergency Preparedness is doing to address these concerns.  

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in job loss and increased demand for food banks and pantries across the US.  Visit Franklin County, where Stone Soup Café is battling food insecurity by offering restaurant-quality meals at a “pay what you can” price each Saturday.  

Finally, NEPM reporter Karen Brown talks about her new investigative series, Questioning the Witness, which examines the evolving science of eyewitness testimony and shares the personal stories of people who have been convicted with little to no evidence other than an eyewitness report.