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Civil War Homecoming to Be Staged in Egremont

(EGREMONT, Mass.) – The townsfolk of Egremont will stage a Civil War homecoming and picnic basket celebration on the Egremont Village Inn lawn on Sunday, July 21, 2013, at noon. Many of the townspeople will be adopting real biographies of Egremont Civil War soldiers, their wives and families for the event, and are bringing picnic…

Give to the Rogovoy Report; Enjoy Dinner and a Show

For the next three weeks in July, three lucky contributors to the Rogovoy Report will win a free dinner for two at John Andrews Restaurant in Egremont, Mass., as well as a pair of tickets to a play at either Shakespeare & Company (in Lenox, Mass.) or Berkshire Theatre Group (in Pittsfield and Stockbridge, Mass.)…

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,…

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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…