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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

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.

Lulu ‘n’ Hershey

Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 - The recitation of Hershey's New Year's resolutions continues, Resolution No. 2: Exercise.

BCD to meld arts, humanities with state-of-art library, performance space

Monday, 4 Jan 2016 - "The Learning Commons will engage kids in technology – appropriately – as we explore how to incorporate technology into education. At the same time, at BCD the integration of arts and humanities is at the core of what we do." -- Paige Orloff, chair of the BCD Board of Trustees

Notes, footnotes & queries

Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 - Great Barrington isn’t the precious theme park those living in the town’s Upper West Side imagine it to be.

Lulu ‘n’ Hershey

Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 - The refugee Lulu 'n' Hershey rescued from their Cafe Perspectivo's dumpster has a morbid tale to tell.

Lulu ‘n’ Hershey

Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 - Political debate at Cafe Perspectivo continues: Jessa, the barista, announces she expects to hear from the Bernie Sanders campaign.

Lulu ‘n’ Hershey

Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 - The alien leaders on Komo-Vur are gloating over what they perceive to be the success of their robot, Donald Trump, in the GOP presidential candidates debate on Wednesday night.

Lulu ‘n’ Hershey

Thursday, 3 Sep 2015 - Lulu and Hershey are hot. The New York magazines are really on to their coffeehouse, Cafe Perspectivo, and its staff. The latest is New York magazine, that features barista and baker Jean-Michel on its cover, in an article about 'eco-patisserie.'

Muriel Rokos, 95, of South Egremont

Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 - An active member of the community, Mrs. Rokos was a charter member of the Sheffield Historical Society and the Thursday Morning Club. She volunteered at Fairview Hospital, drove for the Road to Recovery program of American Cancer Society and was a member of the Quilters’ Guild of Great Barrington.

Lulu ‘n’ Hershey

Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 - Why leave your dog at home when out on a shopping spree? That's advice from Doctor Hershich, pet psychologist.

Robin Gossett, beloved Eisner day camp founder and director, is retiring

Friday, 14 Aug 2015 - "One of the things I believe in is how important it is to dedicate ourselves to the next generation, to help them feel good about who they are, and give them independence to grow up to be confident adults." -- Robin Gossett, founder and director of the Eisner Camp day camp program

Otis voters overwhelmingly endorse $6.4 million wind power project

Wednesday, 5 Aug 2015 - “The wind turbine is better than mowing down 200 acres of trees for a solar array, and has minimal impact to the environment for the same amount of electricity.” -- Chris Bouchard, former highway superintendent and member of the Energy Committee.

Stockbridge legal labyrinth: Fire chief resigns to be reappointed

Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 - "I am so tired of hearing you say that it is Chucky Cardillo's problem to resolve,” declared Prospect Hill resident Carole Owens. “This is not a Chuck problem. This is a Stockbridge problem. The selectmen act in concert. I wonder why the town isn’t paying his legal fees.” -- Stockbridge resident Carole Owens