Category Archives: Media

For The Record – Episode 18

Kameron Spaulding and I talk about this week’s top stories in The Berkshire Record, including a new report that reveals limited prospects for new economic development in the Berkshire County and the final approval for a $7.7 million roof and boilers project for Mount Everett School in Sheffield. Also on the agenda is more than $700,000 in uncollected billsRead More

For The Record – Episode 17

Kameron Spaulding and I talk about this week’s top stories in The Berkshire Record, including the School Committee’s decision to restore cut positions in the Berkshire Hills Regional School District budget and the legacy of frozen pipes and ruptured water mains in a record-setting winter. Also on the agenda is the decision of the Great Barrington Select Board toRead More

For The Record – Episode 15

Kameron Spaulding and I — both of The Berkshire Record — spend the full half hour with Karen Christensen. Karen is a founding member of both GB21 and The Train Campaign. We had a wide-ranging discussion abut the sustainability of the Berkshire Hills Regional School District and also about recent developments in Connecticut that affect The Train Campaign’s efforts toRead More

For The Record – Episode 14

Kameron Spaulding and I talk about this week’s top stories in The Berkshire Record, including the grim proposed Berkshire Hills Regional School District budget, signs of optimism in the tiny but embattled Monterey police department and the recently announced return of the Great Barrington Farmers Market to downtown from the fairgrounds. Also on the agenda is an abandoned solarRead More

Selectman Blechman’s Journalism Class

Of course, it is standard journalistic practice to confront public officials with rumors and ask them to confirm or deny. You would think Blechman, who brags about being a graduate of the Columbia J School “with honors,” would know that.

For The Record – Episode 13

Kameron Spaulding and I have a freewheeling discussion about this week’s top stories in The Berkshire Record, including a controversial petition presented to the embattled Berkshire Hills Regional School District, a major road salt shortage affecting Berkshire County, the continuing troubles of the Monterey Police Department and a rally for passenger rail service in Connecticut that couldRead More

For The Record – Episode 12

Kameron Spaulding and I talk about this week’s top stories in The Berkshire Record, including the blizzard that never was (#Smowmageddon2015), big tensions in the tiny Monterey police department and an initiative in Connecticut that could have implications for the return of passenger rail from NYC to the Berkshires. Also on the agenda is the ongoing clear-cuttingRead More

For The Record – Episode 11

Kameron Spaulding and I of the The Berkshire Record interview a special guest: blogger and educator Dan Valenti. A Pittsfield native, Dan now lives in Stockbridge and is outspoken on a number of issues, including Pittsfield city politics and school construction projects such as the proposed $115-million new Taconic High School in Pittsfield, the failed $51 million project for the Berkshire Hills RegionalRead More

For The Record – Episode 10

Kameron Spaulding and I talk about this week’s top stories in The Berkshire Record, including the controversial Elm Court development project in Lenox and Stockbridge, and the latest on the confusion surrounding the Mount Everett Regional School repair project in Sheffield. Also on the docket is the clear-cutting saga on Long Pond in Great Barrington and how publicRead More

For The Record – Episode 9

Kameron Spaulding and I talk about this week’s top stories in The Berkshire Record, including pricey repairs to Mount Everett Regional School in Sheffield, where price seems to climb by the week. Also on the agenda is the status of the Elm Court development project, which is mostly in Stockbridge. Our story this week focusesRead More