Heather Bellow

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Managing Editor and reporter Heather Bellow covers a variety of local and regional issues including those that affect economic development and the environment. She covers local businesses, municipal hearings, and does investigative reporting on topics like broadband, pipelines and pollution. She lives with her two teenagers in Great Barrington, where she’s lived since 2002.

Articles by Heather Bellow

Aviation magazine gives clues to Koladza Airport’s expanded future

Thursday, 16 Feb 2017 - The plans for the Walter J. Koladza Airport in Great Barrington now being considered at Town Hall are for three 149-foot by 50-foot hangars with 18 bays inside, 18 parking spaces and an access road. But according to one of the owners, the airport also wants to add a charter service and an LSA (light sport aircraft) dealership and air shows.

Police issue warrant for suspected Salisbury bank robber

Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017 - In a prepared statement, Walsh said the man was identified as Eric James Sheridan, 36, of Danielson, Connecticut, who walked into the bank at around 3:30 p.m. wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses.

In response to criticism, CDC modifies affordable housing plans for GB brownfield

Friday, 10 Feb 2017 - Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire's executive director Tim Geller noted that these changes are “insubstantial” enough not to trigger another public hearing, as state regulations require it for “substantial” changes to the comprehensive permit, which was already granted last fall.

School and farmer, both on economic tightwire, work through solar dilemma

Friday, 3 Feb 2017 - Among the usual farm stressors, lowered milk prices prevented farmer Bob Coons from expanding the cowherd, leaving him to look for new ways to survive and leasing 20 of his roughly 200 acres, mostly wetlands, being his only shot at staying on th­e land his family has farmed since the 1950s.