Month: August 2011

Riding The Rails

By David Scribner August 30, 2011 Restoring rail passenger service to the New York Metropolitan Area would provide a major boost to the Berkshire economy, both during the reconstruction of the rail line and into the future, as energy efficient…

Playing Through Irene

Editor’s Note: Unlike the rest of the media — national, regional, local, electronic, and print or the lack thereof — the intrepid Red Crow News staff opted not to add to the possible strain on local first responders by remaining…

Lift off for Great Barrington tax rate

By David Scribner August 26, 2011 GREAT BARRINGTON – With misgivings and trepidation, the Board of Selectmen has approved a 2012 tax rate of $13.12 per $1,000 evaluation, an increase of 7.9 percent over last year. If there is silver…

Remember When Communities Cared

By Mickey Friedman August 25, 2011 It’s been the best and worst of times for Lenox. Smidley, Crump and Crump’s innovative ad campaign: “Lennoxx: We’re More Than We Were; We’re More Than You Expect; And We’re More Than You Imagine”…

London Calling Again & Again

By Mickey Friedman August 13, 2011 In the early summer of 2010, Bruce Springsteen came to London town and offered up a stirring version of The Clash’s “London’s Calling” to a Hyde Park filled to the brim with adoring fans.…