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.

For six years, 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. A Texas native, Terry lives with his family in Lakeville, Conn.

Articles by Terry Cowgill

The HIP program: Making healthy eating affordable

Monday, 2 Oct 2017 - "The concept of eating healthy shouldn't be unique but sadly it is. If we treat people equally regardless of their economic status, it becomes habitual and I think we can have a healthy Massachusetts." --- State Rep. William ‘Smitty’ Pignatelli

BMC nurses union committee votes to authorize one-day strike

Saturday, 23 Sep 2017 - The strike will by necessity be considerably longer than one day. While "BMC will bring in experienced, qualified replacement nurses, the temporary nursing agency requires a minimum five-day contract." --- Berkshire Health Systems response to strike

Berkshire police officers, firefighter honored for bravery

Friday, 15 Sep 2017 - "Each of these individuals earned these honors by going above and beyond the call of duty and put their lives own lives at risk while helping to protect the lives of members of the public … and I am proud of them all." -- Great Barrington Police Chief William Walsh

Country Curtains, a Berkshires institution, to end operations after 61 years

Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 - "Market forces increasingly favor big box stores and large online retailers who can offer less expensive product, free or low-cost shipping and a broader array of home goods for one-stop shopping." --- Country Curtains Marketing Director Shane Wirta "This is terrible, tragic news for you and our community. It really is the end of an era." --- Nancy Fitzpatrick, board chairperson of Country Curtains, in a letter to employees

At last, Congressman Neal to hold town hall forum in Berkshire County

Tuesday, 12 Sep 2017 - "Congressman Neal has held numerous public forums in Berkshire County including the Act Now: Civic Participation Workshop on April 1st at Berkshire Community College and the 4 Freedoms March in Pittsfield in January.” --- Billy Tranghese, Congressman Richard Neal’s chief of staff and press secretary said