Train Minute #3: Marilyn Kelly, a lifetime resident of Lee, Massachusetts, talks about riding the Berkshire Line to New York City to see a show, and how she and her girlfriends could be home in Lee by 11pm. We’re working to bring passenger rail back to the Berkshires!

Train Minutes come from the Train Campaign, the rail advocacy organization for Berkshire and Litchfield counties and the surrounding region, sharing a vision for passenger rail as the essential framework for efficient, sustainable transportation in the 21st century.  Click below to listen.

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Here is Marilyn’s 2012 Lee Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award

Marilyn Kelly was born in raised in the “absolute best place anyone could,” the “little Italy” section of Lee. She graduated from Saint Mary’s School, Lee High School and the former Berkshire Business College in Pittsfield, but credits her real education from working for Jane Fitzpatrick at Country Curtains Mail Order Business.

Marilyn was a founding member of the Lee Chamber of Commerce and served as President. She served on the Berkshire County Board of Realtors, the Hyde Place Board of Directors, Lee CDC Board, The Lee Council on Aging’s Advisory Coun

cil, and the Lee Beautification Committee, and chaired the Lee Citizens Advisory Council. She remains active with the Lee Chamber as Board Member Emeritus, as a Volunteer in the Lee Visitor Information Booth, and Berkshire County’s Bring Back the Trains Committee. She was also Berkshire Business and Professional Women’s 1981 Woman of the Year.

Marilyn commitment to the town of Lee spans decades. Her patience, persistence, and ambition have made Lee a better place to live, work, and visit. She is also the proud mother of 3 children and 5 grandchildren.