Month: October 2015

One Man’s Save, Another’s Bye-Bye

By Mickey Friedman October 30, 2015 Eileen Mooney’s NEWSletter, the remarkable compendium of all things Great Barrington, has a comprehensive report on the planned demolition of the Searles School and the construction of the Mahidas’ 95-room hotel. This project, on…

From Can to Pan

By Mickey Friedman October 17, 2015 Over a bowl of Campbell’s Chunky Mushroom, Chef Bertram deMincemeat shared his plans and daring menu with local movers and shakers at NewBar&Grill@YeOldeFirehouse, the innovative retro-eatery due to open at 20 Castle Street next…

Pinocchio 18, America 0

By Mickey Friedman October 7, 2015 Webster defines “devolution” as retrograde evolution: degeneration. Deterioration, decline, and downfall. In the 1960s, when hope and illusion twisted themselves together, people used to chant “the revolution will be televised.” All these years lately,…