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,…

Tale of Tangled Town Politics

A Building Inspector, A Town Manager, A Town Counsel, A Board of Selectmen & A Tree Farm That Isn’t June 10, 2011 GREAT BARRINGTON, MA There was a grim smile on Ed May’s face when he left the Town Hall…

Bankers: Taking It To The Bank

The Berkshire Eagle reports that Berkshire Hills Bancorp, the parent company of Berkshire Bank – one of the strongest supporters of 1Berkshire and The Smart Cleanup Coalition – has recently been given permission by the United States Justice Department to…

BIFF Bops Local Boosters

Has the Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) gotten too big for its britches and too swank for the Berkshires? That would seem to be the case when it comes to the way it treated at least some of its local…