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School renovation planning conducted in public meetings

Monday, 6 Oct 2014 - "What is untrue and troubling is the accusations that anyone representing Monument Matters or the District lied or hid any option from the public." -- Stephen C. Bannon, chairman of the Berkshire Hills School Committee

High school renovation proposal is ‘sane, sound, intelligent’

Monday, 6 Oct 2014 - In her letter, Julia Erickson of Housatonic calls on voters in the Berkshire Hills School District to wake up to the real need to renovate Monument Mountain High School: "By not investing now, when we have this incredible opportunity to get almost HALF the cost of this project paid for by the state of Massachusetts, is foolish. We will not have this opportunity again for a decade or more."

Invest in our children’s future; invest in renovation

Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 - Dr. Mark Sprague of Stockbridge writes: "I urge the voting community of Berkshire Hills Regional School District to make sure that they have all the necessary information they need to make an informed decision and to vote proactively on Election Day for our children's future and renovate Monument Mountain High School."

There are viable alternatives for high school renovation

Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 - Great Barrington resident David Long explains why his 'Draft Alternative Plan' to the proposed renovation of Monument Mountain Regional High School explores viable options not considered by the Berkshire Hills Building Committee.

‘Alternative approach’ to Monument renovation is fatally flawed

Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 - Richard Coons, chair of the Monument Mountain Regional High School Building Committee advises that the so-called Alternative Approach to Renovating Monument "reflects a lack of knowledge of virtually every aspect of law, building planning, design, construction and educational program needs."

Misinformation distorts the real need for high school renovation

Monday, 29 Sep 2014 - Berkshire Hills Regional School Committee member Rich Bradway deplores the misinformation and what he terms outright lies being circulated about the reasons for the proposed renovation of Monument Regional High School. He sets the record straight.

Grossman endorsed for governor

Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 - Other candidates are "fighting," while Steve Grossman is actually working to create positive change for all of us.

An enlightening expedition

Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 - To the Editor: Where to go till the Clark reopens on July 4th? And you certainly don’t want to miss this. You have until April 27 to drive east instead of north to Springfield to the  Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts for a fascinating and beautiful exhibit, “Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in […]

Bearing with bears

Monday, 21 Apr 2014 - To the editor: I live in Stockbridge, where several bear incidents in the past led to bear deaths. These had been prompted by human interest in entertainment from feeding bears without concern for the bears’ ultimate well-being. I have had bears in my house and yard. I used to try to frighten them by yelling, […]