Month: September 2011

River Wars

By David Scribner September 27, 2011 LENOX – The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in a tactic that environmentalists claim is a concession to – if not an outright partnership with — the General Electric Company, has adopted a…

My Summer with Ducks

By Bill Shein September 26, 2011 Early one morning last May, in a sleepy California town just 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean, eight ducklings emerged into the wider world beyond their shells. Within hours, the small, fuzzy creatures were…

I Heart Rain Forestology

By Mickey Friedman September 25, 2011 The Jungle, Costa Rica Frank T, who transformed sandwich life as we knew it in Great Barrington, and simultaneously built a home for wayward Barringtonians of all shapes, sizes, and pedigree and fed them…

A Hamlet For Us All

By Mickey Friedman September 23, 2011 Eminent Déjà Vu Domain. I remember those words. Something about a dump for Great Barrington. Eminent Domain. Paying less than the land was worth. And then a court case and paying a whole lot…

Other Sides of Al Schwartz

  Leslie Haywood Ceanga was kind enough to share four of her favorite photos of Al Schwartz with the readers of Red Crow News. We’ve received reminiscences from several readers over the last few days.  You can read some of…

Feeling Stupid

By Mickey Friedman September 9, 2011 GREAT BARRINGTON, MA — I don’t like feeling stupid. Of course, there have been times when I’ve been really stupid. Like all those times I didn’t do my homework, and sat there the next…