Terry Cowgill

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Managing Editor and Edge reporter Terry Cowgill is a longtime journalist in the Berkshires and northwest Connecticut. He covers Great Barrington and other nearby towns and also writes extensively about national and state issues and how they affect residents of the Berkshires.

A former high school English teacher and independent school development director, Terry was an editor and senior writer at The Lakeville Journal Company for nine years and served most recently as news editor of The Berkshire Record, for which he also hosted a weekly news show on Community Television for the Southern Berkshires.

For six years, he has been a contributing op-ed columnist for CTNewsJunkie.com, a website that covers the Connecticut state government, and is a regular guest political analyst on radio shows in the state. A Texas native, Terry lives with his family in Lakeville, Conn.

Articles by Terry Cowgill

Mystery solved: Stockbridge truck-sign owner unmasked

Saturday, 8 Apr 2017 - "I just wanted to get my viewpoint out. I believe it'll raise my taxes — maybe not immediately — but it'll happen." -- Wilson Wright of Stockbridge, owner of the truck and sign urging voters to reject an amended regional school district pact

Berkshire cultural institutions fear impact of Trump’s budget axe

Thursday, 6 Apr 2017 - "This is a creative community that thrives with the inspiration and energy of hundreds of concerts, performances and exhibits throughout the year, as well as the educational and thought-provoking programs created through the CPB. All would be jeopardized if the nation no longer celebrated or supported the arts as integral to our democracy.” --- Beryl Jolly, executive director of the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington

Egremonters mull broadband options; only one gets MBI funding

Tuesday, 4 Apr 2017 - Charlie Flynn, who chairs both the town Technology Committee and the Board of Selectmen, said the committee is meeting on Thursday (April 6) at 5 p.m. in Town Hall and the selectmen are slated to decide on a plan on Monday, April 10, at their regular meeting.

Beam collapse causes abrupt closure of Route 183 (Park Street) bridge

Tuesday, 4 Apr 2017 - MassDOT has implemented a traffic management plan that includes variable message boards to inform the public, including one at the intersection of Route 183 and Route 7 (Stockbridge Road). The department says the signed detour utilizes Route 7, Route 102 and Route 183 in towns of Great Barrington and Stockbridge.

Housatonic man dies in fall from village water tower

Wednesday, 29 Mar 2017 - Although authorities could not reveal the name of the victim, multiple sources have confirmed the identity of the young man as Jesse Dupont, a graduate of Monument Mountain Regional High School.

Solicitation ban at town dump raises possible First Amendment issues

Monday, 27 Mar 2017 - West Stockbridge — It might have sounded innocent enough. Ostensibly in response to complaints from residents about being accosted by salesmen, the Board of Health twice passed a resolution forbidding solicitation at the transfer station. But the board’s most recent action has touched a nerve in this town of only 1,300, where Yankee independence and […]