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: Girls’ night out

Tuesday, 24 Oct 2017 - The rights and roles of women are ever in flux. Then and now, for every step away from the traditional, there is a tug backward.

CONNECTIONS: America’s opiate legacy

Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017 - For better or for worse, we were always a people who believed in the efficacy of a pill and the power of an elixir to cure what ails us.

CONNECTIONS: House stories

Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 - In autumn, when the chestnuts fell, the hogs were released to eat the chestnuts, thereby making it cheaper to feed the hogs and easier to clean the streets.

CONNECTIONS: Beauty and the beast

Tuesday, 5 Sep 2017 - They say changing your story is an indication of guilt. Mr. Beach attracted the attention of investigators by changing his story no fewer than three times.

CONNECTIONS: Remembering The Music Inn

Tuesday, 29 Aug 2017 - Music Inn existed as a venue from 1950–1979. During three different phases, it was consistently a gathering place of American musicians.

CONNECTIONS: When trolleys linked the Berkshires

Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017 - Frank J. Sprague was credited with the invention of the electric trolley but a Stockbridge man, Stephen Dudley Field, actually invented the electric trolley in 1874 – almost a decade earlier than Sprague.

CONNECTIONS: The way it used to be

Tuesday, 1 Aug 2017 - Perhaps we could gain a better understanding of the Trump White House and the characters therein by imagining them as 5 year olds.