Vol. II No. 21 11/1/2021
A Special Thank You from Stockbridge Updates
Fifty years ago, if you walked into Town Hall, there was a single paid worker. Her name was Helen Pigot. She was a wonder, and no amount of thanks would have been enough.
Today we have more paid workers than one, but Stockbridge is still run by an army of volunteers. Generous folks willing to spend their free time in meetings making tough decisions. They all deserve our thanks, and sometimes, a special thank you.
- Highway Superintendent Hugh Page for reclaiming ground at the Transfer Station and making it look 1000 times better. Page not only saw the need but rolled up his sleeves and did the work.
- Lisa Bozzuto, Shelby Marshall, and Patrick White for writing a grant to supplement funding to save our trees. (Town Meeting voted funds for spraying the Old Growth Forest in Ice Glen. When sufficient spraying was disallowed by the Commonwealth, the more expensive injection method had to be adopted.) Without stopping to complain, Stockbridge Agriculture and Forestry Commission members wrote a draft grant. That is hard, usually professional, work.
- Ron Brouker, and his team, for the beautiful restoration and transformation of Gould Meadows while simultaneously chairing the time-consuming and arduous Conservation Commission.
- Chuck Cardillo for his enthusiastic willingness to roll up his sleeves and help rejuvenate our playgrounds. It is that spirit of love and willingness to work for Stockbridge that makes us who we are.
Photo: Jay Rhind.