Letters

Egremont suit against SBRSD is frivolous

Friday, May 5 - 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, May 1 - 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, 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.