Month: June 2011

Looking Back On Lenox, 2011

By Bill Shein June 30, 2031 “[One Lenox resident] told the Selectmen that the slogan is dividing the town.” – From “Criticism of Lenoxology marketing plan continues,” Berkshire Eagle, June 25 Sometimes it’s funny how things work out, you know?…

Pixley to VA Hospital

By David Scribner June 28, 2011 David A. Pixley, the Great Barrington resident who last week allegedly set fire to two downtown buildings and had prepared to set ablaze five others and three vehicles, will now be receiving treatment for…

Henny Penny, The Ice Is Melting

June 27, 2011 Mickey Friedman Woke up this Monday morning, June 27, 2011 to the shocking news that what some people call global warming but what I prefer to call the climate crisis is real. Like in, “happening.” Maybe Henny…

Small Town Arson; Small Town News

By Mickey Friedman June 24, 2011 I’m not really a news man. I’ve written a non-fiction book, am writing a mystery novel, and have made films. And I write a quirky column every other week for The Berkshire Record about…

Suspect Arraigned in GB Arson Case

by Red Crow News Staff June 23, 2011 David Pixley being arraigned Thursday afternoon, June 23, 2011 GREAT BARRINGTON — David Pixley, 62, of 20 Hollenbeck Ave., Great Barrington was charged today with 10 criminal counts — two of arson,…

Fire Behind Main Street, Great Barrington

GREAT BARRINGTON – One Main Street building, Barrington Outfitters, was set ablaze – and two others targeted –early Wednesday morning by what fire officials are describing as arson. At 2 a.m., a fire alarm in the vacant Cyril & Dane…

An End to Blandness in the Berkshires

By Bill Shein GREAT BARRINGTON – Finally! For those Berkshire-ites who find their food a bit bland, their mental clarity a bit fuzzy (see below), and have been unsure what to do about it, there is an exciting new development…

More For Mozart

For many, many years classical music lovers knew one of the best bargains could be found on Saturday morning during the Tanglewood season: the open rehearsals. Not only could you watch and listen to Sunday’s performance being shaped, but you…

Red Crow News Awarded Poetic License

The management and editorial staff of Red Crow News are pleased to announce the receipt of their Poetic License. “It’s rare for such a fledgling organization to be honored so early in its operation,” acknowledged Mickey Friedman, a writer and…

Owl vs Owl (and Us): Fair or Foul?

Every once in a while in our on-going, seemingly inexorable march to eliminate large swatches of nature’s bounty: the inland glaciers of Montana, Chile, China, Europe, the rainforest, the ice of the Arctic and Antarctic and a multitude of species,…