Bernard A. Drew, his wife, Donna, and daughters have lived in Great Barrington since 1977. He is a newspaper editor and columnist and the author of local Berkshire histories including books about Great Barrington, Monument Mountain, Lake Buel, Beartown, the Knox Trail and, nearing completion, 18th and 19th century waterpowered industry on the Housatonic River. He likes to explore the woods and find the unexpected in plain sight.
Part II: The perilous lives of Great Barrington’s 49th Regiment volunteers — Frederick Deland and the bungling bank robbers
The crooks spied on the bank’s chief teller from the recesses of an isolated ravine northerly of Russell House on Castle Hill Avenue. After weeks of plotting, the out-of-town thugs staged a daring r
MEMORIAL DAY: The perilous lives of Great Barrington’s 49th Regiment volunteers
One would think the rigors of a “Forlorn Hope” assault on a Confederate fortification in Port Hudson, La., in 1863 would be enough violence for one Union soldier’s lifetime.
Who isn’t related to William Cullen Bryant?
What a lineage! This is only part of the extended family.
A conversation with Lonnie Bunch, now head of the Smithsonian Institution
He plans to deal with the issues of slavery and racism head-on, yet in a creative and, for whites, comfortable manner.
A tale of two twin town halls: Great Barrington and New Milford
You know, don’t you, that Roger Sherman Hall 48 miles south in New Milford, Connecticut., is identical to Great Barrington's Town Hall?