Carole Owens

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A resident of Stockbridge, Carole Owens is the author of seven books, three newspaper columns, and numerous feature articles. As a local historian, Owens was named Scholar in Residence by the Massachusetts Council on the Humanities.

Articles by Carole Owens

CONNECTIONS: A prize worth fighting for

Tuesday, 25 Apr 2017 - Boston Corners was a hangout, a resort for fugitives and criminals, located near Mount Washington in a part of Berkshire County that was disputed.

CONNECTIONS: A pillar, a house on the hill, a mystery

Tuesday, 11 Apr 2017 - Underledge was built by the Clifford Brothers and it is not a stretch to imagine that one of them carved "1915" into a pillar as they built Underledge, except for one thing: it was not built in 1915.

CONNECTIONS: The Deflector-in-Chief

Tuesday, 4 Apr 2017 - Deflection is accusing another of doing the very thing you are guilty of yourself. The guilty party does this to avoid any investigation or consequence of his own behavior.

CONNECTIONS: Divorce, early 20th-century style

Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017 - A married woman had no right to own, buy and sell property separate from her husband. Therefore, if a husband became angry or aggrieved at her wish to separate or divorce, he could simply leave. A deserted wife had no way to support herself.

CONNECTIONS: Murders most opportune

Tuesday, 7 Mar 2017 - Like his mentor, Bowerman sought and held public offices including lieutenant governor, and “did not trouble himself” with the practice of law. So one might wonder: what compelled or enticed the 42-year-old Bowerman to represent Henry Pratt against the charge of murder at the court in Lenox in 1862?

CONNECTIONS: Natural equilibrium

Tuesday, 28 Feb 2017 - In little villages like Stockbridge as well as on the national stage, there should always be two candidates for each position. There is a paucity of candidates. It is a kind of political anemia. It is not good for us; the voters deserve a choice. It is not good for democracy.

CONNECTIONS: The Berkshire hotel stampede

Tuesday, 14 Feb 2017 - There is more money available at better rates for new builds. Tax deductions for depreciation help carry the new hotel even when it is not profitable. Spreading loss over a chain of hotels, some very profitable, may also be a benefit.

CONNECTIONS: When money didn’t count

Tuesday, 7 Feb 2017 - It is odd, is it not, that something that became the basis of our 20th- and 21st-century values was not even a part of daily life in the first years of our country.