Rogovoy Report for July 5, 2013

Jul 5, 2013

Berkshires cultural guru Seth Rogovoy shares wisdom about the arts scene for the coming weekend and beyond.


Democratic lawmakers in the Berkshires have voiced their support for a transportation budget that would reinstate tolls on the Massachusetts Turnpike from the New York border through Springfield.

Rogovoy Report for June 21, 2013

Jun 21, 2013

Cultural guru Seth Rogovoy delivers a preview of this weekend's events in the Berkshires and beyond. 

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A collaboration between healthcare providers in the Berkshires will help expand surgical services in the northern portion of the region. 

Thursday in North Adams, Northern Berkshire Healthcare announced a new partnership with Pittsfield-based Berkshire Surgical Associates that will bring two general surgeons to North Adams Regional Hospital.

Timothy Jones, president and CEO of Northern Berkshire Healthcare, said that the additional surgical staff made available through the collaboration will help the North Adams Regional Hospital treat patients closer to home.

Rogovoy Report for June 14, 2013

Jun 14, 2013

Seth Rogovoy joins for a look at cultural happenings this weekend, in the Berkshires and beyond. 

Rogovoy Report for May 31, 2013

May 31, 2013

   Seth Rogovoy is back with a preview of interesting cultural events in the Berkshires and beyond. 

Rogovoy Report for May 24, 2013

May 24, 2013

Seth Rogovoy runs down the weekend happenings in the Berkshires and beyond. 

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The body of a Berkshire County native killed in Afghanistan earlier this month was welcomed home by supporters who lined the streets of downtown Pittsfield.

The body of 24-year old U.S. Army Specialist Mitchell Daehling arrived Wednesday morning at Barens Air National Guard Airport in Westfield, and shortly after 10:30 was transported through downtown Pittsfield to the Dery Funeral Home.

A long line of supporters gathered along South Street and North Street, many holding American flags.

The Southern Berkshire Regional School District, which operates in the Berkshire County towns of Sheffield, Alford, Egremont, Monterey, and New Marlborough, recently chose its next superintendent. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with David Hastings, who is currently employed as the district’s Curriculum and Professional Development Coordinator, about his transition into his new role as superintendent that will happen this summer.

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A new report from the Massachusetts Public Interest Research Group highlighting the decline in the average number of miles driven by the average American is supporting the call for investments in public education in the commonwealth.

The report released by the MASSPIRG Education Fund titled “A New Direction: Our Changing Relationship with Driving and the Implications for America’s Future” says that on average, the amount of miles driven by Americans has been on the decline for the past eight years.