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Closing Egremont School is an educational, financial mistake

Monday, 1 May 2017 - Clearly, consolidation did nothing to control taxes in Great Barrington. And, based on the Egremont In her letter to the editor, Susan Bachelder writes: "Finance Committee's evaluation of the SBRSD budget, closing the Egremont village school will have no effect at all on SBRSD escalating school taxes either."

Proposed solar bylaw needs amending

Sunday, 30 Apr 2017 - This amendment would allow us to start small, take incremental steps and see how this solar bylaw works instead of going in whole hog and having major regrets later.

We are all neighbors, not always neighborly

Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017 - In his letter to the editor Richard Squailia of West Stockbridge writes: “Part of a free and vibrant democracy is free speech and the right to talk to others peaceably in a public forum.”

Why I’m marching for science on Earth Day

Friday, 21 Apr 2017 - In his letter to the editor, Markes Johnson writes: “I am distressed that too many of our representatives in Washington, D.C., are willing to ignore scientific evidence when it conflicts with political ideology.”

Amend the proposed solar bylaw (Article 19) at town meeting

Thursday, 20 Apr 2017 - In their letter to the editor, Sharon Gregory, Patricia Ryan and Gabrielle Senza write: “If we allow roof-mounted systems ‘by right’ for accessory use and amend the definition for ‘light industrial’ to include ‘commercial solar installations,’ we would make great legal and green energy strides."

Ramsdell Library at risk — again

Monday, 17 Apr 2017 - In her letter to the editor, Holly Hamer writes: “A sharp reduction in hours (with a jumbled schedule that a spelling bee champion couldn't remember) will hasten the demise of this venerable community beacon.”

Smithsonian curator defends arts as essential to democracy

Saturday, 8 Apr 2017 - In his letter to the editor, Eli Newberger writes: “John Hasse gave a daring, arching, and comprehensive examination of the salutary and urgently-needed contributions of the creative arts to our personal and social worlds.”

Business owner welcomes immigrants

Sunday, 26 Mar 2017 - In her letter to the editor, Robin Helfand writes: “We are a nation whose “greatness” is rooted in our acceptance of people from all places who came here under a myriad of circumstances.”

The Trump rubber stamp next door in NY19

Friday, 17 Mar 2017 - In their letter signed by Holly Morse of Mill River and 11 others: "It’s so SAD that John Faso is just miles away [in New York State], aiding and abetting the Trump Agenda.

Selectboard should limit airport operations to current status

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.”

Consider a proactive response to the crisis of declining enrollment

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.”