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: Our pugilistic politics

Tuesday, 6 Jun 2017 - Are we a country irreconcilably divided? Rather than one issue, we seem unable to discourse rationally about climate change, immigration, health care, taxes, Russian espionage, or the man in the White House.

CONNECTIONS: Words from before the grave

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 - Fearing death was near, knowing his minor child would be alone, Campbell wrote a long letter telling the story of his family. He wrote of the unsavory and the decidedly unavailable without a hint of where to turn when orphaned.

CONNECTIONS: Scaling the upper crust

Tuesday, 2 May 2017 - America did not invent aristocracy – first we ousted it and then we imitated it. If there is an America form of aristocracy, it is probably celebrity and absolutely wealth itself.

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.