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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.”

Legislative pay raise is unwarranted, unethical

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."

Jack Spencer, a devoted friend of Stockbridge Library

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.” 

From crisis to opportunity for our students

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.”

Great Barrington’s airport needs to add facilities

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.”

Berkshire Theatre Group supports Four Freedoms Coalition protests

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.”

Public service runs in the family

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.

Please vote to create the Great Barrington Affordable Housing Trust Fund

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.”

Large turnout needed to support education finance reform

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."