For The Record – Episode 33

Kameron Spaulding and I talk about this week’s top stories in The Berkshire Record, including the continuing saga of the assessor in Otis, a spate between the Congregational Church and the library (also in Otis), the Sheffield library board of trustees doubling down on praise for its embattled director and the status of a public works project in a speeding-plagued Great Barrington neighborhood.

Also on the agenda is a report on Great Barrington’s low-power public radio station, WBCR-LP 97.7 FM, and the latest at the Railroad Street Youth Project.

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For The Record – Episode 32

Kameron Spaulding and I talk about this week’s top stories in The Berkshire Record, including the seizure of the computer of the assessor in Otis, new developments in the case of Chucky Cardillo in Stockbridge, Egremont’s participation in the Wired West high-speed Internet project, an unexpected windfall for the Berkshire Hills Regional School District and a possible windfall for the advocates of the return of passenger rail to the Berkshires

Also on the agenda is sudden death of our beloved colleague Tom Casey.

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For The Record – Episode 26

Kameron Spaulding and I talk about this week’s top stories in The Berkshire Record, including upheaval in Stockbridge, two big stories on the federal trial of former Lee Police Chief Joe Buffis and a look back at the Great Barrington tornado, which ripped through the region on Memorial Day 20 years ago.

Also on the agenda is the decision of Lee representatives to press forward with a local gasoline tax, a listing of Memorial Day parades and services and a preview of the Mahaiwe’s upcoming summer and fall season.

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