Rogovoy Report for August 16, 2013

Aug 16, 2013

This weekend’s cultural highlights in and around the Berkshires include a surreal marching band, newly adapted stage versions of Edith Wharton stories; a new play about Hemingway and Fitzgerald; a handful of chamber music concerts, and a whole lot more.

Rogovoy Report for August 2, 2013

Aug 2, 2013

Seth Rogovoy, the great sage of Berkshires arts and culture, is back to deliver a preview of what is happening this weekend in and around the Berkshires. 

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On Monday, Governor Patrick, Secretary of Transportation Richard Davey, and others boarded a train on the Housatonic Railroad and rode from the Connecticut border to Pittsfield.

The symbolic trip came after the governor had sought more than $1 billion in new revenues for transportation in his initial fiscal year 2014 budget proposal, a plan that contained dedicated funding for several priority projects, including $113 million for the rail expansion in Berkshire County.

Rogovoy Report for July 26, 2013

Jul 26, 2013

This weekend’s cultural highlights in and around the Berkshires include a new music festival, a new Israeli dance company, a one-woman show, a musical quartet, a new musical about baseball, and a mini-jazz festival.

Rogovoy Report for July 19, 2013

Jul 19, 2013

Yidstock and much more are covered in this edition of Seth Rogovoy's cultural calendar, The Rogovoy Report. 

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The Massachusetts Medical Society has released an annual study revealing that patients in the western part of the Bay State are still facing challenges in accessing healthcare.

This week, the Massachusetts Medical Society released its ninth annual Patient Access to Care Study, which surveyed 1,137 physician offices across the state in fields ranging from family and internal medicine, to specialties including OB/GYN, cardiology, gastroenterology, orthopedic surgery, and pediatrics.

Lawmakers in the Berkshires are reacting to the fiscal year 2014 budget signed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Friday.

Last week, Governor Patrick signed a $33.6 billion state budget into law. Patrick’s initial budget proposal called for significant investments in education, which lawmakers in the Berkshires supported.

Rogovoy Report for July 12, 2013

Jul 12, 2013

Seth Rogovoy previews big and wonderful cultural events in the Berkshires and beyond. 

Voters in a small Berkshire County community earlier this week voted against a proposal that many some are arguing would open the town up for more wind energy development. The move comes at a time when more small Western Massachusetts towns are planning for their futures with wind energy in mind.

At a special town meeting Monday evening in the small Berkshire County town of Peru, voters rejected a proposed bylaw amendment that would have raised the noise threshold for wind turbines operating in the town.

  In celebration of its 75th anniversary this year, Bascom Lodge, the iconic Berkshire landmark at the summit of Mount Greylock, has planned a series of special events and programs related to the rich history of the Lodge, the mountain, the 1930s, and local history and folklore.

The Lodge has come a long way in 75 years. Built in the 1930s during the Depression by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to provide a rest stop and rustic accommodations for hikers, nature enthusiasts and vacationers, in recent years the Lodge has been transformed by its current operators, the Bascom Lodge Group, comprised of brothers John and Peter Dudek and Brad Parsons, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Historic Curatorship Program.

The Brothers Dudek (John and Peter) and Brad Parsons join us now to tell us more.