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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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.
Thursday, 7 Jul 2016 - He was an amateur astronomer and gave lectures at the Williams College Planetarium. He loved classical music and composed music symphonies. Pat was also an accomplished pianist.
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
Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 - The recitation of Hershey's New Year's resolutions continues, Resolution No. 2: Exercise.
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
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.
Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 - The refugee Lulu 'n' Hershey rescued from their Cafe Perspectivo's dumpster has a morbid tale to tell.
Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 - "The Selectboard will need to determine whether the proposed project will ‘redevelop’ the Searles building in a manner that secures to the Town the benefit of the building’s historic or cultural or architectural significance." -- Great Barrington Town Counsel David Doneski
Friday, 30 Oct 2015 - "It has become difficult to rely on the numbers that we received form the District. We are disillusioned by the School Committee’s apparent lack of concern for the continuation of errors related to FY16’s assessment.” -- Nadine A. Hawver, chair of the Sheffield Board of Selectmen
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Monday, 28 Sep 2015 - “It make look precarious, but believe it or not, the building is now more stable, sitting on those cribbing pillars, than it was before. -- Redeveloper Paul Joffe, of GB Historic Renovations
Thursday, 24 Sep 2015 - Political debate at Cafe Perspectivo continues: Jessa, the barista, announces she expects to hear from the Bernie Sanders campaign.
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.
Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 - The outcome of this special election resolves, for the moment, questions raised before the State Ethics Commission about the propriety of having a fire chief as a selectman.
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.'
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.
Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 - Why leave your dog at home when out on a shopping spree? That's advice from Doctor Hershich, pet psychologist.
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
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.
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
Sunday, 28 Jun 2015 - Cardillo expressed his desire to serve as a selectman, and his hope that he will be re-elected at a special election. “I feel I have the support of the town, but we have to go through all this, for the same result,” he said.
Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 - “I am not questioning Chuck Cardillo’s right to be a selectman and fire chief. It appears to be a matter of state law. He was elected by the people, and I personally want him to be a selectman. This is not an attempt to undo the election.” -- Charles Gillett, chairman of the Stockbridge Board of Selectmen