Kid gangs thriving in Housatonic

Kid gangs thriving in Housatonic

There are 352 comments on the Berkshire Eagle story from Mar 22, 2008, titled Kid gangs thriving in Housatonic. In it, Berkshire Eagle reports that:

If memory serves me correctly, there were gangs in Housatonic, part of Great Barrington, back in the '70s. People banded together, a crime watch was established and a serious situation was mitigated.

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Worried

Brooklyn, NY

#351 Apr 24, 2008
Excuse the spelling. I submitted before proofing while talking.
one thing

Canaan, CT

#352 Apr 24, 2008
Worried wrote:
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one thing I will use whatever I ple4ase when I write in. I do not need your permission to say what i want. It must have been your brat then.
no it was not my brat, and yes you can write whatever you want, I just think maybe you could of said it a little nicer, what makes you any better than the "brats" you are writing about if you talk to an adult like that
Jeffrey

Malden, MA

#353 Apr 24, 2008
one thing wrote:
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that's just it alot of things being said are not true, and you know from alot of these posts, some of these people do not know what they are talking about they are listening to rumors.
I personally think that things have calmed down in housatonic, so lets give these kids a chance and end all this bullshit
I agree with you about the rumors, but I don't think there's anything wrong in trying to help these kids out. I think they need someone to listen to, besides the toughies, who try to control their minds.
John Feeley

AOL

#354 Apr 24, 2008
Jeffrey wrote:
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I agree with you about the rumors, but I don't think there's anything wrong in trying to help these kids out. I think they need someone to listen to, besides the toughies, who try to control their minds.
I'm not sure who you mean by toughies trying to control the kids minds, so please tell me? Now I will say that if the parents would go along with what I suggested we would just try and get it into the kids heads that going through the system is no joke. We just happen to think that if we can save one kid from what we went through it's worth it.How can anyone disagree with that?
one thing

Canaan, CT

#355 Apr 25, 2008
John Feeley wrote:
<quoted text>I'm not sure who you mean by toughies trying to control the kids minds, so please tell me? Now I will say that if the parents would go along with what I suggested we would just try and get it into the kids heads that going through the system is no joke. We just happen to think that if we can save one kid from what we went through it's worth it.How can anyone disagree with that?
I totally agree with you , I think you could help
Worried

Brooklyn, NY

#356 Apr 25, 2008
one thing wrote:
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no it was not my brat, and yes you can write whatever you want, I just think maybe you could of said it a little nicer, what makes you any better than the "brats" you are writing about if you talk to an adult like that
You are correct. I am sorry. I should have said it better. I believe 98% of these teenagers are good kids who need a little guidance. I like to see John Feeley's suggestion used.

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Since: Feb 08

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#357 Apr 26, 2008
Bump for the evening crowd.
no doubts now

Chicopee, MA

#358 May 20, 2008
I am disgusted with the comments to what happened. But I am again disgusted my family members treating family members this way. Maybe you need to think about the fact that family goes alot farther than friends can. You and your family need to stop this. Carol and Joe have children that are affected by your comments and your cousin and aunt. I can't believe you are doing this to them. What did they do to you or your cousin.
no doubts now

Chicopee, MA

#359 May 20, 2008
you don't know what you are talking about. I grew up with that family. I've lived here all my life. It has nothing to do with the two markets. People are people. These boys and girls would have taken down anyone in their path. And attacking the victims makes you look pathetic.
Damien Alstot

Clifton Park, NY

#360 Nov 22, 2010
Jeff Kramer wrote:
If you live in Housatonic you can not help but notice the young kids on the street late at night, particularly in summer. It is not uncommon to see 12 year olds on the street at 11pm. Since I have a 14 year old at home, I have gotten to know many of the kids in Housatonic who are involved in much of the trouble. They often appear to have no limits or even respect for each other and can be violent. It is difficult enough trying to raise a child today. Housatonic is no longer an isolated village. All the problems of any city can be found here. But please remember that there are still plenty of good kids in Housatonic too.
Whatever happened will all this?
just wondering

Monson, ME

#361 Jan 3, 2013
concerned now wrote:
<quoted text> ive lived in Housatonic all of my life.. The Aberdales have never thaught they were better than anyone else they have always be nice to all of their patrons The DelGrandes and their store i wouldnt give u 2 cents for . they fer sure think they are all that especially Dana
Is this Dana the same Dana in the news yesterday?
wow

Lee, MA

#363 Jan 5, 2013
Joe shouldnt of came out and strted with them, the kids were sitin on the chairs supplyed for thembeein customers to sit on so hencame out stereo typin them and strtin shit

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