Art Ames has lived in Great Barrington for a lucky 13 years, and acts as the General Manager of Berkshire Co-op Market, a natural foods cooperative, also here in Great Barrington. An avid fan of all things cultural, Art also writes music reviews and articles for Elmore Magazine,and you can find him on the radio on Sunday and Monday nights, hosting a music show on WBCR in G.B. and WXOJ in Northampton respectively. And advocate for community engagement,civility and good old-fashioned common sense, he still manages to inexplicably be a slightly fanatical Red Sox fan, and for better or worse, has an opinion on just about everything.
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Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - Remain a supportive critic of the Co-op. Constructive criticism is one of the strengths they have as an organization that simply doesn’t exist often enough. In today’s economic reality, it’s easy for anyone to lose their way. The Co-op has always made decisions based on its ends. If you feel that they are swaying from what’s important, speak up loudly and go to an occasional board meeting ... the board of directors is here to represent owners’ needs.
Monday, 5 May 2014 - Our issues are far too important and complicated to split our town into “us” and “them.” Regardless of disagreements, “WE” have to figure it out.