Viewpoints

Chelm 01262: On the march for a county of ‘bridges’

Wednesday, May 21 - "We already have West Stockbridge and now we could get Lenox as North Stockbridge, Lee as East Stockbridge, Great Barrington as South Stockbridge and even Pittsfield as FarNorth Stockbridge." -- The Elders of Chelm 01262

Connections: The Bank Heist

Tuesday, May 13 - The issue is not if drug and alcohol abuse constitute a legal defense; the issue is that there is a statistically significant relationship between addiction and crime.

Get politics out of politics

Monday, May 12 - Local politics isn't about politics. It’s not about Democrats or Republicans. It’s not about slogans. It’s about working with others and sharing ideas and getting things done.

Another side of the story

Monday, May 12 - I understand how easy it is to imagine that those voters who don’t say yes, who don’t vote yes, just don’t care about teachers. To imagine that they don’t care about kids.

Mother Goes to Town Meeting

Thursday, May 8 - I look up and see Moses standing at the ready nearby, ready to lead us through another annual round of democracy. Next year, in the high school.

Toward a more affordable Great Barrington

Friday, May 2 - To address our tax burden directly and make living in Great Barrington more affordable, the town could adopt the “residential exemption,” which would reduce the tax bill substantially for those who most need relief.

Chelm 01262

Tuesday, Apr 22 - He heard that there may have been more doctors for the treatment of psychological ailments per citizen in Stockbridge than in any other town or city in the world.

An enlightening expedition

Tuesday, Apr 22 - To the Editor: Where to go till the Clark reopens on July 4th? And you certainly don’t want to miss this. You have until April 27 to drive east instead of north to Springfield to the  Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts for a fascinating and beautiful exhibit, “Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in […]

Connections: How the Berkshires became a cultural center

Tuesday, Apr 22 - Author’s Note about ‘Connections’: Love it or hate it, history is a map. Those who hate history think it irrelevant; many who love history treat it as escapism. In truth, history is the clearest road map to how we got here: America 2014. Far removed and sparsely populated, the Berkshires has a disproportionate number of artists […]

Bearing with bears

Monday, Apr 21 - To the editor: I live in Stockbridge, where several bear incidents in the past led to bear deaths. These had been prompted by human interest in entertainment from feeding bears without concern for the bears’ ultimate well-being. I have had bears in my house and yard. I used to try to frighten them by yelling, […]