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A writer, photographer and journalist, David Scribner served for 10 years as editor of The Berkshire Eagle in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, prior to which he was editor of The Middletown (Conn.) Press. Most recently, he spent four years as news editor of The Berkshire Record. His essays have appeared in Yankee magazine, Vermont Life and other publications, his reviews in the Pacific Sun, and his photographs at the International Center for Photography in New York City. His short stories have been published in literary magazines, and his play, “Invasive Species,” was premiered at New Stage Performing Arts in Pittsfield under the direction of Nicki Wilson.

Articles by David Scribner

Now you see it, now you don’t

Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 - "This building was built like a bomb shelter.” -- Craig Van Patten, commenting on the difficulty in demolishing the former Laramee Cleaners building on Bridge Street

Lost and found: Unexpected gifts

Saturday, 2 Dec 2017 - “I was on my way to the Big Y, and stopped at the crosswalk for you to walk across. I saw your wallet drop out. And I said to myself, ‘I can’t not say anything. It’s a person’s life.’ ” — Betsy Halla

The Live Poets Society quiz

Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 - Top scoring quiz takers will be eligible to win an autographed book of poems by one of our salon authors.

Great Barrington pedals to the future, and learns the Dutch Reach

Monday, 11 Sep 2017 - “I was amazed by the number of bicycles in Holland. Everyone rides. Older people are riding bikes. There are bikes paths everywhere, and I couldn’t get over how quiet it was.” --- Karen Smith, chair of the Great Barrington Parks and Recreation Commission

Stockbridge endorses amended BHRSD agreement, completing district-wide approval

Tuesday, 16 May 2017 - “There is no better way to ensure a better future for our community, state and country than to invest in education. What we are saying is that we believe in education for all the children, not just in our town but in the district. Education has longevity” ---Stockbridge resident Sarah Horne, speaking at the Annual Town Meeting

Stockbridge withdraws from proposed shared services, administrator with Lenox and Lee

Tuesday, 10 Jan 2017 - “I don’t see how Stockbridge could get swallowed up. Nothing changes. The charter is the same, the selectmen still have the same authority. What I would ask of Stockbridge is tell me why it can’t work, not what you’re afraid of. But if Stockbridge wants to investigate forming shared service agreement with West Stockbridge, I say go for it." -- State Rep. William P. "Smitty" Pignatelli, reacting to decision by Stockbridge to withdraw from a shared services agreement with Lee and Lenox.

Edge Notes, Footnotes & Queries

Monday, 12 Dec 2016 - There once was a Brooklyn Bridge across the Housatonic, a wooden one to be sure and intended for pedestrians. But still, why not make Barrington Great Again?

Game of chess, anyone? Check out the Berkshire Hills Chess Club

Sunday, 30 Oct 2016 - “Chess combines intellectual and emotional discipline – both of which are desperately needed in this irrational time. At the same time chess requires players to be polite and have decorum.” -- Gene Kalish, organizer of the Berkshire Hills Chess Club

Selectboard contemplates litigation over Housatonic Water Works rate increase

Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016 - The town, apparently, is now considering a more active role in the anomaly, as Town Manager Jennifer Tabakin had declared before the DPU, of “a privately owned company that provides public water.” This report newly updated with statements by Town Counsel David Doneski regarding two executive sessions dealing with the Housatonic Water Works Company.

Hatching Day at Muddy Brook Elementary

Tuesday, 7 Jun 2016 - At Muddy Brook Elementary School the Yolk Project collected more than $2,000 to donate to charities. Its motto: “Free range children changing the world one egg at a time.”

Stockbridge approves school district budget; trims role of administrator

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 - “We are not trying to handcuff the selectmen. This is a transitional moment, and we have had insufficient discussion about the future and what kind of management structure we do want. We need to participate in this discussion, and you need to give voice to the people.” -- Stockbridge resident Nina Ryan, opposing the proposed enhanced authority for the Town Administrator

Michelle Gillett, gifted poet and artist

Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 - In tribute to Michelle Gillett's true gifts as a poet and artist, and to her wonderfully generous spirit that she shared with others.