Category: David Scribner

Falafels R Us

By David Scribner December 16, 2013 Last month, I went to Israel on what I thought was a two-week leave of absence from The Berkshire Record. I was with Americans for Peace Now, and we were learning about the potential…

Burning issue: The firehouse sale

By David Scribner December 6, 2013 The firehouse, the bloody old Castle Street firehouse in Great Barrington.  And the town’s 21-month struggle to sell the 120-year-old historic structure. Aren’t you just sick and tired of this story? It’s like the…

Benefit dinner to support the needy

December 2, 2013 By David Scribner There are a number of unheralded heroes in Great Barrington. One of them is Michael Ballon, owner of and chef at the Castle Street Café. So when he asked me to help get out…

Good news, bad news for BHRSD

November 25, 2013 By David Scribner Hard as it may be for some to believe, the Berkshire Hills Regional School District is about to save taxpayers money. A modest amount to be sure – only $1.7 million – a drop…

Searching for Peace and Falafel

By David Scribner November 16, 2013 Jerusalem If you’ve noticed I haven’t been in Fuel lately, conferring with Mickey Friedman — and perhaps you haven’t — or if you’ve been curious why my scribblings haven’t appeared in the local rag…

Great Barrington and the Arming of America

February 7, 2013 By David Scribner Political fortitude appears to be in short supply among the members of the Great Barrington Board of Selectmen. Shortly after the horrific killing of 20 Newtown, Connecticut elementary school children – mostly first graders…

A Brief Apology

We are sorry crows, aware we have been derelict in our duties. DS Red Crow has been hard at work editing a newsweekly, raising his children and writing a play. BS Red Crow has been doing his best to transform…

It’s Not Me; It’s My Wife

February 12, 2012 By David Scribner HOUSATONIC, MA – Like everyone else, I was surprised to learn that Sandra Muss, a painter and wife of Stephen Muss, the Florida-based developer and would-be savior of Housatonic, was buying the Barbieri mill…

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…