Letters

Proposed solar bylaw needs amending

Sunday, Apr 30 - 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, Apr 26 - 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.”

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

Thursday, Apr 20 - 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, Apr 17 - 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, Apr 8 - 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, Mar 26 - 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, Mar 17 - 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, Feb 23 - 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.”

Legislative pay raise is unwarranted, unethical

Wednesday, Feb 22 - 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, Feb 21 - 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.”