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Stockbridge should support amended school district agreement

Sunday, 14 May 2017 - In his letter to the editor, Rich Bradway of Stockbridge writes: “I look at this change as an investment in our community’s future, our town’s future. Our town has lost a lot of families. Our schools are the best way to encourage new families to move back into the area.”

Egremont School more than ‘charming experience’

Saturday, 6 May 2017 - In his letter to the editor, Ralph Noveck writes: “It has been shown that kids exposed to this kind of small, nurturing environment [in Egremont Village School] do better when they graduate to elementary and high school.”

Egremont suit against SBRSD is frivolous

Friday, 5 May 2017 - In his letter to the editor Steve Willig of Egremont writes: “In what appears to be a weak attempt to save face, the Egremont Board of Selectmen announced plans to spend my tax dollars bringing a lawsuit against the district for violating the terms of the regional agreement.”

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.”