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Terry Cowgill

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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.

Articles by Terry Cowgill

BRTA funding threatened: Fare increases, route cuts are possibilities

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 - Great Barrington Town Manager Jennifer Tabakin suggested better marketing targeted toward students and perhaps the many senior centers across the county. In addition, she wondered why the so-called CharlieCards, the BRTA's cashless payment system, were not available for purchase at places like supermarkets and pharmacies.

News Analysis: The Great Barrington marijuana wars

Monday, 16 Apr 2018 - The Planning Board had a frank and often tense discussion with outgoing Selectboard Chairman Sean Stanton over which board should be the special permit-granting authority for marijuana establishments.

Amid budget-cutting ritual Great Barrington libraries become a target

Sunday, 8 Apr 2018 - "Sometimes the easiest thing to do is cut some of the lowest hanging fruit but sometimes it's a matter of taking a bigger picture and stepping outside and seeing what can be done for the community as a whole." -- Local businesswoman Ilana Siegal, addressing the Selectboard on proposed cuts to the town libraries

47 Railroad Street project near completion, new eatery could be ‘White Hart’ North

Thursday, 5 Apr 2018 - Great Barrington — One can practically picture the high fives in the upstairs office of Framework Properties and Alander Construction next month when the new 47 Railroad Street retail and apartment complex opens for business. Indeed, there might even be a champagne cork or two flying around. “It’s been fun on a variety of levels,” said […]

In another bid for funding, Berkshire Hills to tell state what’s wrong with Monument

Monday, 2 Apr 2018 - Berkshire Hills’ director of operations Steven Soule will once again assess the condition of 50-year-old Monument Mountain Regional High School and draft the statement, which will explain a number of deficiencies including 'building condition, access, health and safety, as well as deficiencies for instructional programs, especially science and career and technical facilities.'

Trump cabinet official buys $3.2 million home in Great Barrington

Friday, 30 Mar 2018 - According to the office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, the manager and signatory of the LLC is none other than Wilbur L. Ross, the billionaire investor and industrialist who currently serves as Secretary of Commerce in the administration of President Donald Trump.

Austerity prevails in Great Barrington budget talks

Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018 - In total, of the $222,476 in cuts Town Manager Jennifer Tabakin presented, about $190,000 was approved by the Selectboard and Finance Committee. "This is a year of real austerity.” -- Finance Committee Chairman Tom Blauvelt.

Housatonic Heritage wins grant for historic Clinton Church

Thursday, 15 Mar 2018 - Phase 1 work will focus on areas of the building that most urgently need attention and will include a new wood shingle roof, abatement of mold and mildew, improved drainage, replacement of the basement floor slab, raising the building to make the basement usable, and repair or modification to the parsonage.

Industrial weed facility faces headwinds at selectmen’s hearing

Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018 - After nearly two hours of sometimes contentious deliberations, the New Marlborough Board of Selectmen voted to continue the public hearing on the permit in order to give both Oasis CEO Joshua Seitz and the town more time to gather additional information and consider the proposal.