The crooks spied on the bank’s chief teller from the recesses of an isolated ravine northerly of Russell House on Castle Hill Avenue. After weeks of plotting, the out-of-town thugs staged a daring robbery in May 1875.
The National Weather Service reported that debris was carried more than 45 miles to the northeast in Belchertown, where a fairgrounds racing ticket was found along with white corrugated plastic roofing material.
A good independent bookstore is a community treasure. Owner since 2016 of The Bookloft in Great Barrington, Pamela Pescosolido shares an intimate view of a bookstore in transition in the midst of a pandemic.
“I wanted to create a sense of community in a town that has no downtown or sense of cohesion given that it’s spread out over 53 square miles. And I believe the paper has done that to a certain degree.”
— Simon Winchester, founding editor of The Sandisfield Times
On Memorial Day, 1995, a tornado destroyed great swathes of Monterey, Massachusetts. It helps to be reminded that change is constant, and that things are always evolving.
From devastation to lush landscape, let’s pray for that cycle to resolve itself … soon.
The Stockbridge Library’s annual meeting will feature remarks by a delegation of representatives from the Stockbridge-Munsee Mohican Nation who will share their perspectives on the Stockbridge Indian Town history and discuss the legacy of Mohican veterans.
Now, as never before, we have an opportunity to come together as a global society to wage peace in the name of survival…and beyond survival, prosperity. It will take ordinary people like you and me acting each in our own locales.