Very Great Barrington

January 10, 2011 at 9:33 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Very Great Barrington

We’re big fans of our hometown, Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Not only is it a beautiful place, but it’s also a great community.

A recent article in Chronogram Magazine, which usually focuses on the cultural life of the Hudson Valley just to our west in New York state, extols the virtues of several Berkshire towns, including Great Barrington. The article features praise from several prominent townsfolk, including Northeast Public Radio President Alan Chartock and Mahaiwe Theater Executive Director Beryl Jolly.

Here’s just an excerpt, though I highly recommend that you read the whole thing:

“My wife and I consider Great Barrington the prettiest and nicest place we’ve ever been,” says Alan Chartock, President and CEO of WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, a Great Barrington resident for nearly 40 years. Chartock breaks his town down as succinctly as perhaps only a news-radio man can. “It has all the great stuff. It’s got magnificent ski areas, hiking; it’s got an environmental ethos; and it has a community of really beautiful people.” Chartock says Great Barrington has changed a lot over the years and has a “more comprehensive” population then ever before. He feels the growing diversity is a good thing for the artistic-minded town and the Berkshires at large.

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