Letters

Generosity Economy is a gift for all

Monday, Dec 29 - In her letter to the editor, Susan Bachelder of Egremont writes: "New England is blessed with great resources in culture, education and many working farms. We are also Yankees and the Generosity Economy is based on an old saying of my Aunt Julia – 'Use a little; Save a little; Pass a little on'. "

Electric rate hikes amount to blackmail on behalf of pipeline

Tuesday, Dec 9 - In her letter, Edge environmental correspondent Mary Douglas writes: "Kinder Morgan would realize a 10 to 14 percent annual return on its investment as a regulated monopoly for the life of the pipeline — 100 years or more ... However, there is plenty of time to put together alternatives, such as a mix of renewables, demand reduction, energy efficiency, market adjustments."

North Adams tree lighting a success

Tuesday, Dec 9 - In her letter, Roslyn Cummings, interim director of tourism and public events for North Adams, writes: "This is an event that many in North Adams look forward to each year. It brings out a sense of community during the holiday season which is comforting and joyous."

‘Unconscionable’ electric rate hike

Friday, Nov 21 - In his letter to the editor, John Grogan of Housatonic writes: "Notice the ridiculous 37 percent rate hike?!? We can't take that lying down."

Election Day questions, no answers

Thursday, Nov 6 - In her letter Susan Olshuff of Lenox write; "We’ve all heard the quote by Einstein that 'you can’t fix a problem from the same level of thinking that created the problem in the first place.' "

Energy committee disputes Berkshire Edge analysis of gas pipeline decision

Thursday, Nov 6 - "The six New England states never, as the article stated, made “a decision to impose a charge of dubious legality on all New England ratepayers in order to support the funding of a natural gas pipeline that is planned to traverse Massachusetts." -- Heather Hunt, executive director of New England States Committee on Electricity

District needs a ‘clear’ vision of 21st century education

Wednesday, Nov 5 - In his letter, David Long of Housatonic writes: "This is not a time for the opposition to gloat, or the pro side to be discouraged. Yes one opportunity has been rejected. But now we have a new opportunity to do something even better."

Supt. Dillon responds to misinformation, sets record straight

Friday, Oct 31 - In his letter, Berkshire Hills Supt. Peter Dillon writes: "Recent posts on social media, letters and comments on radio programs are so filled with inaccuracies and glaring omissions that it makes sense to set the record straight. Our recent community dialogues about the high school renovation project have surfaced a range of concerns that may have been ignored for decades. We’re working hard to resolve them and are making significant progress."

A high school upgraded for the next generation of students

Thursday, Oct 30 - In his letter Berkshire Hills Superintendent Peter Dillon writes: "Doing the project as presented addresses the school’s inadequacies in systematic and deliberate ways that actually will cost us less than doing it piecemeal. It gives us a wonderful space for learning for the next fifty years."

The other ‘No’ vote risks

Wednesday, Oct 29 - In her letter, Ellen Lahr of Housatonic writes: "I’m willing to pitch in $218 per year to create a safe, healthy and collaborative learning environment for our district’s teachers and students. I surely support that $23.2 million in school construction funds that the state is ready to send our way."