Friday, May 24, 2024

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Daniel Bellow

Veteran Berkshire journalist Daniel Bellow has written for newspapers and magazines hereabouts since 1987, but is perhaps better known for his more recent work as a ceramic artist. He lives in Great Barrington with his wife Heather, children Stella and Benjamin, and his faithful dog Ringo.

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By 1 vote, Sheffield returns to an appointed Finance Committee

“The Finance Committee is an advisory board. I prefer to choose my own advisors rather than have them chosen for me by three people.” -- Mark Bachetti

Case for Lee’s Eagle Mill redevelopment put before National Park Service

"We were a paper making town. It was our bread and butter. Now it’s gone. There’s nothing we can do about it. We’d like to see something useful here instead.” -- Lee Selectman David Consolati

Three Democrats, two Republicans compete in Tuesday primary

The latest Boston Globe poll shows the Democratic and Republican front-runners Martha Coakley and Charles Baker in a virtual dead heat, should the election be held today.

‘Polio Boulevard’: A courageous account of illness and recovery

The strength required to survive such an ordeal is more than ought to be demanded of any nine-year-old girl at any moment in history.

Big bad things that didn’t happen: How the southwest corner of Massachusetts nearly drowned

Northeast Utilities had proposed to construct the world’s largest pump storage hydroelectric facility, drowning Plantain Pond on the heights of Mount Washington and most of Sheffield south of the village under two lakes.

Part I. Big, bad things that never came to pass: A short history of environmental activism in the Berkshires

In 1964, Mount Greylock Tramway Authority planned to transform the highest mountain in Massachusetts into a downhill ski area with a 100-foot tower on the 3,491-foot summit of Mount Greylock for the “world’s largest” aerial tramway.
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