Thursday, 23 Feb 2017 - In a letter to the editor, Phil Timpane writes: “In light of the possibility of future expansions, about which the applicants have been less than forthcoming, it is imperative that the board carefully scrutinize the current application in order to safeguard the residential character of the neighborhood.”
Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017 - In her letter to the editor, Sharon Gregory writes: “Consider South County’s high school districts. Merging high school districts seems quite possible, as students cross district lines all the time. School boards need to be willing to do so.”
Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017 - In her letter to the editor, Rachel Branch writes: "No one ought to be legislating better pay and benefits for themselves while being part of the Legislature...an outrageous conflict of interest."
Tuesday, 21 Feb 2017 - In her letter to the editor, Katherine O’Neil writes: “We will forever be indebted to him for sharing his commitment to and enthusiasm for learning, books, and history with us. Jack Spencer represented the very best of us and will be sorely missed.”
Thursday, 16 Feb 2017 - In her letter to the editor, Sharon Gregory of Great Barrington writes: “Town officials and school committee members should open discussions with other towns in order to create an expanded regional high school district.”
Saturday, 11 Feb 2017 - In his letter to the editor, Chip Elitzer writes: “For all 58 Massachusetts school districts, that additional amount in FY2017 [that would have been raised by the Education Finance Reform Act] would have been $210 million.”
Thursday, 9 Feb 2017 - In his letter to the editor, Noah Meyerowitz writes: “This airport simply will not survive forever without changes, and it would be a detrimental, tragic, and economic loss for Great Barrington.”
Sunday, 29 Jan 2017 - In her letter to the editor, Kate Maguire of the Berkshire Theatre Group writes: “There cannot be boundaries in the arts. We do not discriminate. Our buildings are sanctuaries for everyone to tell their stories. We do not discriminate in which stories we will tell, which culture we may seek to know.”
Sunday, 22 Jan 2017 - In his letter to the editor, State Rep. William 'Smitty' Pignatelli writes: "Because our parents taught us that public service is part of the responsibility of citizenship, my siblings and I followed their example all the way to the White House.
Thursday, 19 Jan 2017 - In his letter to the editor, Great Barrington Selectboard member Bill Cooke writes: “Many people choose to live here for that certain ‘small town’ quality of life. The problem is, that small town lifestyle is evaporating, as our local population is being priced out.”
Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 - In his letter to the editor Chip Elitzer writes: "By changing the method of apportionment from a pupil headcount basis to an assessed property value basis, this act would improve the finances of every regional school district, especially BHRSD's."
Monday, 16 Jan 2017 - In her letter to the editor, Ruth Heuberger writes: "Imagine the sounds of music that might fill the vacant and sturdy old school in the center of Housatonic if it were bought by one of the many prominent musicians who have made their name, good fortune, and even their temporary or permanent home here."
Friday, 13 Jan 2017 - In her letter Susan Triolo writes: “The modern Civil Rights Movement truly began when Black soldiers came back from World War II to a country where they still faced vicious racial discrimination.”
Monday, 9 Jan 2017 - In her letter to the editor, Tela Zasloff of Williamstown writes: “My husband was a World War II veteran, awarded the Purple Heart … We have to keep it up, defending democracy during the next years of the new presidential administration.”
Thursday, 5 Jan 2017 - In her letter to the editor, Mary Hart of Stockbridge writes: "We need to understand that this proposal is about being managed/governed by a shared regional administrator and one regional assistant among three towns."
Friday, 30 Dec 2016 - In his letter to the editor Will Conklin writes: “Greenagers has worked since 2009 to engage teens and young adults in meaningful work in environmental conservation, sustainable farming, and natural resource management.”