AboutKevin Moran is the executive editor of The Berkshire Eagle.
The snow in the hilltowns — Windsor, Savoy, Florida, Plainfield, Cummington, Worthington, Hinsdale, Peru — was a sight to behold. And that was the motivation — to behold that sight — for this editor, along with his wife and their two daughters, to venture up into the high country for a look around.
I direct your attention — after you finish reading this column, of course — to Page B6 where you will find the debut of Origins, a new feature…
A number of our scribes keep the Berkshires their home and make The Eagle their careers. Others grow their careers from here to the New York Times and Washington Posts and Boston Globes of the world. Think Danny Pearl (the intrepid investigative journalist at the Post) and Craig Walker (the two-time Pulitzer winner for photography) and Priscilla Painton (vice president and editor-in-chief at Simon & Schuster) and Roger Linscott (The Eagle editorial writer who brought home a Pulitzer). This list here is certainly abbreviated; the complete list would take several more columns like this one. Nevertheless, let’s add Larry Parnass to this list.
Olde Forge Restaurant in Lanesborough struck by fire Sunday morning; owner hopes to reopen within days
A shed and deck at the Olde Forge Restaurant caught fire Sunday morning, sending flames and dark smoke up the back of the building in full view of traffic on Route 7. Within minutes, Lanesborough firefighters were on the scene and halted the fire from spreading into the building.
We're asking readers for help to sustain the journalism of Report For America reporter Greta Jochem for another year.
If journalism was a department store, opinion would be one of its largest and most popular sections.
Later this fall, The Eagle’s new Magnum press will be up and running. It’s the newest in a long line of printing presses that have spanned a 242-year publishing history. Today, we look back on these workhorses of journalism and visit with the folks who keep the presses rolling.