BerkshireDaily

A daily aggregation of news, features, and reviews from around the corner to around the world, from a Berkshire point of view.

On the Business of America, Calvin Coolidge, and Business Journalism

In response to an editor’s note about the perhaps unlikely, widespread appeal of “business stories,” a loyal correspondent writes: My fellow Vermonter, Calvin Coolidge, is much maligned for saying, “The business of America is business.” But he didn’t actually say that. In more complete context, while addressing the American Society of Newspaper Editors in 1925,…

Why Donate to the Rogovoy Report?

The online magazine the Rogovoy Report and its associated e-newsletters BerkshireDaily,  BerkshireWeekend, HudsonValleyDaily and HudsonValleyWeekend are free to readers and subscribers. All told, it takes about 250 hours a month to write, edit, aggregate, design and manage the website, newsletters, content, and social media feeds that bring you a comprehensive, curated array of news, features and…

(Feedback) The need for locally based renewable energy

A couple articles in today’s edition of BerkshireDaily (11.15.12) sparked my interest to respond. First, the New York Times coverage of the National Academy of Science report (that President Bush attempted to bury as reported) on the potential of the US power (electric) grid’s vulnerability to terrorists attack (“Terrorist Attack on Power Grid Could Cause…

On Bias vs. Objectivity in BerkshireDaily

The new BerkshireDaily logo, designed by Jen Ødegaard

Over the past few weeks and months, some readers have complained about a perceived bias in these columns, especially pertaining to Obama vs. Romney and Democrats vs. Republicans. Take note that this newsletter is “The Rogovoy Report’s BerkshireDaily” – not “Fair and Balanced’s BerkshireDaily.” It is precisely the editorial – or “curatorial,” to use the…

TO THE EDITOR: Crack Down on Repeat DUI Offenders

TO THE EDITOR: Many of us in the area are grieving over the tragic loss of life this past week, when a drunk driver with four previous drunk driving convictions took the life of a talented and gifted 24 year old woman in the prime of her life. This accident happened in Sheffield, Mass., but…

A New Look for BerkshireDaily

The new BerkshireDaily logo, designed by Jen Ødegaard

On Monday, August 1, 2011, BerkshireDaily introduces a new look, a new brand, and some new features. Mostly, however, the changes are on the surface, and BerkshireDaily remains the same – your free one-stop for the day’s news, features, reviews and information you need, gathered from around the corner and around the globe via the…

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