Viewpoints

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.”

POEM: Poor Rex

Monday, Apr 10 - What’s more, a man who’s made deals with Vladimir and his oligarch pals

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.”

BOB GRAY: Changing views

Saturday, Apr 8 - We knew the stream as Icy Brook. The trout we sought were natives, eight or ten skittish inches long, and pink as salmon.

SOUL SUPPORT: Being with a block

Saturday, Apr 1 - Here’s a block that’s in your way. What to do? What to say? Love or hate, ignore or play, with this block that’s in your way.

LEONARD QUART: London bridges

Thursday, Mar 30 - In my mind’s eye, I can still see the barbaric and murderous assault with a car on a bridge whose current version opened in May 1862.

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.