Category Archives: Media

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 theRead More

For The Record – Episode 25

For The Record – Episode 24

For The Record – Episode 23

Last week, The Berkshire Record hosted a one-hour Great Barrington Select Board candidates forum, televised on CTSB. I spent the full hour with Karen Christensen, Bill Cooke and Sean Stanton. We talked taxes, economic sustainability, the Michael Wise plan, the Berkshire Hills Regional School District and each candidate’s reasons for running. It was an illuminating andRead More

For The Record – Episode 22

After a week off, Kameron Spaulding and I talk about this week’s top stories in The Berkshire Record, including the Berkshire Hills Regional School District re-upping in the state school-choice program and nervous officials in the Southern Berkshire district making personal appeals to voters in an effort to get the budget passed. Plastic bag and styrofoamRead More

For The Record – Episode 21

Kameron Spaulding and I talk about this week’s top stories in The Berkshire Record, including a study in contrasts between the state of the Berkshire Hills and Southern Berkshire regional school districts and both the select boards and finance committees of New Marlborough and Sheffield rejecting the SBRSD budget. Also on the agenda is a new directive issued byRead More

For The Record – Episode 20

Kameron Spaulding and I talk with special guest state Rep. William “Smitty” Pignatelli (D-Lenox). We cover a number of topics, including regional school district funding, OPEB and the Main Street reconstruction project in Great Barrington (Lenox went through a similar experience in 2009). Follow Smitty on Twitter @repsmitty.

For The Record – Episode 19

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