Vol. IV No. 26 11/15/2023
Housatonic Water Works: Stockbridge Intervenor Testimony
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) Petition of Housatonic Water Works Company, pursuant to G.L. c. 164, § 94, G.L. c. 165, § 2, and 220 CMR 5.00 for Approval of a General Increase in Rates No. 23-65 DIRECT PREFILED TESTIMONY OF PATRICK WHITE ON BEHALF OF THE TOWN STOCKBRIDGE EXHIBIT STB-PW-1 Nov. 14, 2023.
Editor's note: Recently the Housatonic Watter Works filed with the DPU for permission to increase their rates for those who receive their water from that company. Twenty-seven of those recipients are Stockbridge residents. In addition, since 1958, Stockbridge has provided maintenance and repair of the equipment located in Stockbridge. For those reasons, we have standing, and can submit information and suggestions in the proceedings.
HWW requested an increase over 100% to cover the cost of repairs. Select Board member Patrick White, as our representative, prepared our response opposing so large an increase, suggesting alternatives, and also suggesting an even lower rate for Stockbridge recipients in repayment of the years of maintenance.
Berkshire Art Center Announces Print Show Opening
Berkshire Art Center Announces Print Show Opening on November 9 from 5-7pm in the Stairwell Gallery at Citizens' Hall in Stockbridge.
As Berkshire Art Center expands its capabilities in their Printmaking Department in Stockbridge with new classes and open studio offerings, the organization is celebrating with a print show that exhibits the work of printmakers ranging in all different ages with ties to Berkshire Art Center, the region and beyond.
"It's exciting to see the work of printmakers from across the county all in one place!" said Executive Director, Lucie Castaldo. "This show is a wonderful celebration of our newly developed printmaking department and I hope it will be the first of many to come."
Participating artists in this show include Karen Arp-Sandel, Chris Boudrow (of Good Bites and Glass Pints), Dale Bradley, Peggy Braun, Lucie Castaldo, Kathline Carr, Valerie Carrigan, Leni Fried, Jess Hu, Paul Lewis, Katie Malone-Smith, Sarah Pike, Ian Prishwalko, Rosemary Starace, Joan Rooks, and Kim Waterman. This group of 16 artists submitted works that use a variety of printmaking techniques including engraving, dry point, linocut, woodcut, screen printing, collagraph, mezzotint, and monotype.
This show will run for five months through March 31st in the Stairwell Gallery of Berkshire Art Center's Stockbridge location. Many works will also be for sale through Berkshire Art Center's Gallery Shop with 70% of sales supporting the artists and 30% supporting Berkshire Art Center's Printmaking Department. Visit berkshireartcenter.org/print-show to view and shop all of the work from the show. For more information on Berkshire Art Center visit berkshireartcenter.org, call 413-298-5252 x100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editor's note: Founded in 1991, Berkshire Art Center (BAC) is a provider of instruction in the visual arts reaching over 2,000 students in studio-based classes, artistic events, and out-of-school engagement programs. BAC is a nonprofit community art center.
Photo: Lionel Delevingne