Managing Editor and Edge reporter Terry Cowgill is a longtime journalist in the Berkshires and northwest Connecticut. He covers Great Barrington and other nearby towns and also writes extensively about national and state issues and how they affect residents of the Berkshires. A resident of Lakeville, Connecticut, Terry is a graduate of Bishop's University (Canada) and earned a master's degree in humanities from Wesleyan University. Follow Terry on Twitter @terrycowgill and email him at email@example.com.
Gov. Baker: Teachers, school staff eligible for vaccines starting March 11
The command center plans to designate specific days at the seven mass vaccination sites for educators to get their shots.
Great Barrington snags grant for paved recreational connector path, eliminating ‘scary’ walk up Route 7
The grant of nearly $140,000 comes from MassDOT's Shared Winter Streets and Spaces Program. Once complete, the path will provide a safe connection between Berkshire South and CHP.
Baker eases COVID restrictions, touts ‘vaccine equity’ program for marginalized communities
Baker's order loosens restrictions on indoor performance venues, recreational activities, and dining. Public health experts say loosening the restrictions could reverse the progress the state has made
Pot farm decision tabled, as Polikoff Road residents continue to protest
The Sheffield Planning Board heard from nearly 30 people and all but a handful spoke in opposition to the proposal by Wise Acre Farm for a commercial outdoor marijuana farm.
Over objections from neighbors, GB selectboard OK’s expansion for controversial business
The permits were approved with conditions, but that did not satisfy opponents of the project, many of whom are neighbors who cited Brian Hazelton's checkered history of compliance with the town's zoni
State education chief calls for full in-person learning by April
Education Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley indicated he intends to accomplish this goal by ending temporary DESE regulations that have permitted school districts to operate in remote and hybrid models du
Neighbors wary of cannabis facility proposed by West Stockbridge grower
A proposal for a cannabis cultivation facility on Polikoff Road in Sheffield has prompted strong opposition from neighbors.
Selectboard eyes property buy to relieve downtown parking shortage
Great Barrington's downtown parking problems have become legendary, whether real or imagined.
Baker administration OK’s vaccine booking for 65+, persons with certain medical conditions
As of tomorrow, Feb. 18, almost 1 million more Massachusetts individuals will be eligible for the vaccine, including those with two or more certain health conditions.