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.
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Planning Board recommends special permit for marijuana cultivation, processing facility in Housatonic
Friday, 23 Aug 2019 - “We can’t make a judgment on the social or economic merits of this project. That’s the job of the Selectboard. But the application does meet the requirements of our zoning bylaws.” -- Great Barrington Planning Board Vice Chair Malcolm Fick
Saturday, 29 Jun 2019 - He sold the printing business and moved to Sheffield to enjoy his love of antiques, opening Dovetail Antiques to sell antiques and repair antique clocks.
Sunday, 23 Jun 2019 - She taught special education and English as a Second Language, worked as a children's librarian, and was an avid storyteller.
Sunday, 10 Mar 2019 - Gary attended Springfield Technical Community College where he earned his Associate's Degree in Law Enforcement.
Friday, 18 Jan 2019 - Due to the likelihood of a major winter snowstorm this weekend January 19-21, the following events have been cancelled or rescheduled.
Tuesday, 18 Dec 2018 - Engineers for the town are working on a design for the repair plan, which would allow the bridge to re-open.
Friday, 14 Dec 2018 - Marty joined the U.S. Navy and was trained as an airplane mechanic. Most of his service was spent at Westover Air Force Base.
Sunday, 18 Nov 2018 - Mr. Francis was a past member of the Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Squad, Great Barrington Rotary and the Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce.
Monday, 20 Aug 2018 - He was a member of the Lenox Conservation Commission and the Lenox Land Trust, having a long-held interest in conservation and wildlife.
Wednesday, 20 Jun 2018 - “I am trying to bring opposites together. I am the bridge. How do you create peace, peace between men and women?” -- Pooja Prema, describing the purpose of her new work, “Flowers Falling from my Mouth”
Friday, 18 May 2018 - “I feel really blessed to live here.” -- Horticulturalist Peggy Rae Hendon-Wilson, newly elected to the Alford Select Board
Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 - Thousands of students nationwide are protesting the epidemic of school shootings. Gun violence in schools and the slaughter of school children has become a weekly affair. So far in 2018 there have been 20 school shootings, an average of 1.25 per week.
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
Wednesday, 6 Dec 2017 - Top scoring quiz takers will be eligible to win an autographed book of poems by one of our salon authors.
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
Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017 - Top scoring quiz takers will be eligible to win an autographed book of poems by one of our salon authors.
Saturday, 25 Nov 2017 - Live Poets Society and the Berkshire Edge will be hosting a literary salon Friday, December 8, at Lauren Clark Fine Art on Stockbridge Road. Take the quiz to be eligible for an autographed book of poems by one of our authors.
Friday, 24 Nov 2017 - He worked for P.J. Schweitzer Paper Mill in Lee, Lenox Oil Company, co-owned D & D Weatherstripping and retired as owner of All Weather Window Company.
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
Saturday, 2 Sep 2017 - “The mission of the Friends of the Library is, first of all, to bring people to the library.”
Friday, 11 Aug 2017 - The Berkshire Center for Justice will offer a free legal clinic from its booth at the 12th annual Pow Wow on the Great Barrington Fairgrounds this weekend, August 12 and 13.
Monday, 22 May 2017 - Bruce was a former member of the Dart League at the former Bullseye Pub in Lee and he owned racehorses and loved horse racing.
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
Monday, 17 Apr 2017 - Mr. Caruso proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
Thursday, 16 Mar 2017 - Great Barrington has recorded $37 million in new construction in the past year, resulting in permit fees totaling more than $88,000 and new tax revenues of $538,690.
Thursday, 2 Mar 2017 - Jean worked for many years running the school lunch programs at Mt. Everett and New Marlborough Schools.
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.
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?
Sunday, 13 Nov 2016 - BCIN will be holding an information forum on Monday, November 14, from 5 to 6:15 p.m. at the South Berkshire Friends Meetinghouse in Great Barrington.
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
Wednesday, 5 Oct 2016 - James worked for John B. Hull as an oil burner technician for 30 years. He was a handyman and master-of-all-trades.
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.