Violence in Springfield

A conversation about the recent violence in Springfield with Sgt. John Delaney from the Springfield Police, Armando Olivares, a North End resident and youth leader, and Rev Talbert Swan from the NAACP and the Pastor of Spring of Hope Church Of God In Christ in Springfield.

On the Road in Hampshire County: Hampshire Council of Governments

Todd Ford is the Executive Director of Hampshire Council of Governments….talking about electricity/energy, broadband, and subsequent improvements to economic development opportunities in Hampshire County.

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The Mount

The Mount, novelist Edith Wharton’s home in Lenox, is one of only a few National Historic Landmarks dedicated to women. Wharton built the home at the turn of the century as, what The Mount’s Education and Public Programs Co-ordinator, Kelsey Mullen, terms “her dream house”.

(WGBY) Producer Marla Zippay and videographer Mark Langevin recently toured the estate with Mullen, and talked with her about Edith Wharton, how she designed the home, and the restoration effort that turned The Mount into the cultural and educational center it is today.

The Mount

Mike Quincy: Pan Mass Challenge

Familiar to Connecting Point viewers as our resident car expert, Consumer Reports Auto Content Specialist Mike Quincy is an avid bicyclist as well. As he has for many years, Mike will be participating in the annual Pan Mass Challenge in August, a bike ride which benefits cancer treatment and research. Mike explains how his personal history with the disease serves as inspiration and motivation along the 190 mile trip he and hundreds of others will take from Sturbridge to Provincetown this summer.

Summer Arts Preview

With season four of Connecting Point ending, what is there for you to do over the summer in western mass this year? Whether you live in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire or Hampden County, there’s plenty to do- and we’ve got all the details right here!

Berkshire Theatre Group
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Springfield Museums
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KO Festival of Performance
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Green River Festival
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