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 former high school English teacher and independent school development director, Terry was an editor and senior writer at The Lakeville Journal Company for nine years and served most recently as news editor of The Berkshire Record, for which he also hosted a weekly news show on Community Television for the Southern Berkshires.
Since 2011, he has been a contributing op-ed columnist for CTNewsJunkie.com, a website that covers the Connecticut state government, and is a regular guest political analyst on radio shows in the state.
Terry has a B.A in theatre from Bishop’s University (Canada) and an M.A. in humanities from Wesleyan University. A Texas native, Terry lives with his family in Lakeville, Conn.
Thursday, 23 May 2019 - The schedule for South Berkshire County Memorial Day parades and celebrations.
Wednesday, 22 May 2019 - By the end of the summer, service is expected to be extended to the Mason Library and the town water department, known as the Great Barrington Fire District, on East Street.
Tuesday, 21 May 2019 - The town expects to have the north side of Railroad Street "buttoned up," including the installation of bases for decorative light poles, by the end of this week.
Monday, 20 May 2019 - Led by senior Lucy Doren, about 20 Monument students created a survey to distribute to fellow students, broke up into small groups and began imagining a design crafted around a core schedule, natural lighting, an enclosed courtyard, break-out spaces and more space for the school's growing career and vocational technical education program.
Sunday, 19 May 2019 - The project will revive and expand the historic mill site in downtown Lee into a combination of office space, both market-rate and affordable rental units, a hotel and a "public market" with multiple restaurants and food kiosks.
Thursday, 16 May 2019 - In the end, it was simply too much to ask of the board, especially after receiving several emails from neighbors who complained loudly that allowing the event would be a "slippery slope" and that the neighborhood near the airport was too densely populated.
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 - A Proposition 2½ override also passed by a margin of 692-402. The measure will allow the town to raise the tax levy enough to address building improvements to the former Housatonic School, Housatonic fire station, police station and Town Hall.
Monday, 13 May 2019 - Mitsoff is an independent financial consultant who moved to Sheffield 11 years ago.
Thursday, 9 May 2019 - Both James Collingwood and Martin Mitsoff live not far from the Connecticut border, but most of the similarities between the two men end there.
Tuesday, 7 May 2019 - After about an hour of debate and argument over procedure, the show of hands against the repeal was overwhelming.
Tuesday, 7 May 2019 - Monday night’s resounding vote in favor of naming the middle school after Du Bois perhaps signals that Great Barrington is a different town than it was 15 years ago.
Sunday, 5 May 2019 - Minus the education side, the proposed town budget itself will rise from $11.37 million to $11.55 million, for an increase of only 1.6 percent.
Friday, 3 May 2019 - The South County strike was but one that included thousands of students in Massachusetts and hundreds of thousands across the country who skipped school in order to participate, according to a news release from the Massachusetts Youth Climate Strike.
Wednesday, 1 May 2019 - Though the vote was unanimous to keep the bridge closed, selectboard Chairman Steve Bannon said the board could always change its mind if there was a groundswell of objections from neighbors.
Tuesday, 30 Apr 2019 - It remains to be seen whether the district will attempt to hire a permanent principal or an interim leader.
Tuesday, 30 Apr 2019 - Two parties had told police that Bartini's silver-blue Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck "almost struck their vehicles from behind and swerved around their vehicles at a high rate of speed," according to a report prepared by Trooper Paul E. Savage, the arresting officer.
Monday, 29 Apr 2019 - "I have no idea how this election will turn out. I put signs up this weekend. I asked some people to put up signs and they said no. They liked everybody."
-- Great Barrington Selectboard Chair Steve Bannon
Friday, 26 Apr 2019 - Chrystal Mahida and her husband, Vijay, who own several hotels in Berkshire County, did not offer a specific timeline for when construction to convert the school would begin, but she wanted to assure the public that plans are proceeding.
Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019 - "From where I'm standing, it's clear that we don't have enough information. One of the worries everyone has is the community is going to be split on this." --Monument Next Steps member Joshua Shapiro
Monday, 22 Apr 2019 - The idea for the statue would have to be approved by the library trustees, the Historic District Commission, and perhaps the selectboard, as well.
Friday, 19 Apr 2019 - Theory Wellness, the first medical cannabis dispensary to launch in the Berkshires and one of the first recreational retailers to open in the state, has stepped forward to fund and operate a social equity program designed to support "economic empowerment" entrepreneurs in opening cannabis dispensaries.
Thursday, 18 Apr 2019 - CDC's latest plan, now accepted, was to remove the toxic soil and pile it up on three separate berms on the property.
Tuesday, 16 Apr 2019 - The Kinneys had started a small gift-basket business some years back. They assembled baskets comprised of products made in the Berkshires or very nearby: to wit, Bola Granola; Harney Teas; and of course, Catherine's Chocolates. So they were no strangers to Sinico's business before they looked into buying it.
Saturday, 13 Apr 2019 - Authorities believe Luke Karpinski, 41, murdered his wife, Justine Wilbur, also 41, and their three children before setting their house on fire and taking his own life.
Thursday, 11 Apr 2019 - Yesterday, after the boil order was imposed, five more samples were collected from the Green River pumping station, where the sample was taken that originally prompted the order. None of the five tested positive for E. coli.
Wednesday, 10 Apr 2019 - The devil, however, was in the details, as panelists debated the pros and cons of building a brand-new new school or stripping the old one down to its core, constructing an addition and adding sprinkler systems and new infrastructure.
Monday, 8 Apr 2019 - Theory Wellness, which opened its doors in 2017 in Great Barrington as Berkshire County’s first medical pot dispensary and earlier this year began selling the recreational variety, is partnering with organic farmer Ted Dobson to open an outdoor grow facility at Dobson's Equinox Farm on Bow Wow Road.
Friday, 5 Apr 2019 - At a news conference yesterday in Chicago, where Boeing is headquartered, lawyers for Stumo's parents, Michael Stumo and Nadia Milleron of Sheffield, said the Ethiopian crash "should never have happened" and that "the shortcuts and greed of Boeing and others will be proven in the ensuing lawsuits as well as the utter disregard of the passengers they were to protect that could have avoided this tragic crash."
Thursday, 4 Apr 2019 - Many were carrying—or, in some cases, wearing—signs condemning Trump and demanding that officials "release the full report" and insisting that "no one is above the law."
Wednesday, 3 Apr 2019 - Successful businesses are always on the hunt for growth opportunities, and package stores are no exception. But the stores face competitive threats that were hard to imagine only 15 years ago.
Friday, 29 Mar 2019 - Fifty people in six states were charged earlier this month by the Justice Department with being active participants in perhaps the greatest college admissions scandal in the nation's history.
Wednesday, 27 Mar 2019 - By unanimous vote, the selectboard chose Mark Pruhenski, who for almost 10 years headed the town's health department.