In the spirit of reflection and self-examination, herein lies The Edge’s second annual Great Barrington year in review. It includes some select stories from other South County towns as well, along with embedded links to Edge stories for more information.
The cause and precise timing of the deaths of Karpinski, Wilbur and the children remain unclear, pending autopsy results from the state medical examiner’s office in Boston and a final report from State Police, Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington has said.
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.”
“We gather because this week has been too much to bear. Regardless of the circumstances of these events both near and far, these horrors have left families, friends, and neighbors in our world stunned and in shock.”