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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Friday, 3 Apr 2020 - “I have decided, reluctantly and with significant disappointment, that the college cannot safely hold a traditional in-person Williams commencement or reunion in June.” Williams College President Maud Mandel
Friday, 3 Apr 2020 - “We know these are stressful times for our residents, so the Selectboard will have an opportunity to ease the burden on our taxpayers." -- Selectboard Chairman Stephen Bannon
Tuesday, 25 Feb 2020 - The meetings originally scheduled for the Council on Aging, Cemetery Commissioners and Economic Development Committee that were for Wednesday, February 26th need to be cancelled/rescheduled.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Monday, 13 Jun 2016 - “The library learning commons and the music performance spaces will spark a different kind of education and become perhaps a model for other institutions.” --- BCD Head of School Paul Lindenmaier
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.”
Friday, 3 Jun 2016 - The latest weekly report from the Warren Group of real estate transactions in the Berkshires.
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
Tuesday, 12 Apr 2016 - Amy Salinetti's kindergarten class did an inpection tour of their school grounds. They noticed that the American flag was a bit tattered.
Sunday, 27 Mar 2016 - “Denny Alsop is a man of conviction and an activist.” -- Muddy Brook Principal Mary Berle, to third grade students, as Alsop met with the class to explain his Canoe for Clean Water expedition up the Housatonic River and beyond
Wednesday, 23 Mar 2016 - When he reaches Boston, Denny Alsop will tell state leaders that remote as Western Massachusetts may seem, it is the region where Boston derives its water supply. So it matters.
Tuesday, 22 Mar 2016 - "And why now? This is probably our last best chance to get the river clean. And we can do it.” -- Denny Alsop
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.
Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 - “All across America, there is a hole in health care for these kids who have emotional and behavioral disabilities. This school is a model of how they can and should be cared for.” -- Mufa, parent of student at the Eagleton School