Viewpoints

ORANGE ALERT: Nice plan

Friday, May 26 - These tax cuts only benefit wealthy households. The bottom 80 percent of households get roughly zero benefit from either of these tax cuts, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.

Criticism of Trump is inconsistent

Wednesday, May 24 - In his letter to the editor, Patrick Fennell writes: "Berkshire County has three Registry of Deeds offices; Suffolk County with a population 780,000 has but one and no one questions the waste."

LEONARD QUART: On writing a eulogy

Tuesday, May 23 - I try to evoke my friends in a way that makes them come alive, always understanding by choice and by ultimate lack of knowledge -- that I have merely scratched the surface.

Trinity Church’s brave stance on immigrants

Monday, May 22 - In his letter to the edtior, Daniel Klein writes: "The time has come for all of us to take the next courageous step of declaring our houses of worship in Great Barrington as safe havens."

We are one with the stranger among us

Sunday, May 21 - In his letter to the editor, Rabbi Neil Hirsch writes: “The times we are living in are calling to us, inviting us to remember our roots, and to find compassion in the kinship of shared immigrant narratives.”

Signs of the times

Friday, May 19 - “Our understanding of the scriptures, scriptures we consider inspired by God, tells us to welcome all people in all circumstances as fellow human beings.” -- The Rev. Michael Tuck, rector of Trinity Church in Lenox

Is Berkshire Health Systems management putting patient safety at risk?

Friday, May 19 - In his letter to the editor, John Breasted writes: “BHS management does a disservice to this public interest, and to the market of potential patients to which they so heavily advertise their services, when they blow rhetorical smoke around the contract issues.”

Thank you, Stockbridge!

Wednesday, May 17 - In his letter to the editor Great Barrington Selectboard member Ed Abrahams writes: “On Monday night, Stockbridge didn't say 'What's best for us?' You said, 'What's best for ALL OF US?' How rare is that today?"

Short-staffing of nurses at BMC jeopardizes patient care

Wednesday, May 17 - In her letter to the editor, Andrea Harrington writes: “I implore BMC to reach a fair agreement that provides nurses with tolerable working conditions that will ensure that patients receive the high quality health care that is so essential to all of us throughout the County.”

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Tuesday, May 16 - "The conversation described in [former FBI Director Comey’s] notes raises new questions about whether Trump may have crossed any legal lines into criminal behavior by pressuring the FBI to end an investigation."