To the Editor:
George McGurn, running for Selectman in Egremont, in a recent article referring to the Egremont small schoolhouse, said he was interested in 21st century education, not a”charming experience.” Well, the Egremont K to 1st grade school is much, much more than that. It provides kids their first experience in a learning community, and it has been shown that kids exposed to this kind of small, nurturing environment do better when they graduate to elementary and high school. Mr. McGurn should devote his efforts for 21st century education to the curriculum at Mt. Everett high.
On broadband, he says he is for fiber in Egremont, citing and “informal” survey that only 4 percent of the town favor the selection of Charter Communications, which depends on advanced coaxial cable from the road fiber to the house. If he had done a real survey he would have found that a much greater percentage of the town is happy with the speeds they will get with Charter, high enough to satisfy most needs. If folks in town want or need fiber, nobody’s stopping them from getting it because Fiber Connect is already stringing up the town (at least 70 percent of the Egremont).
Charlie Flynn has been working hard and smart for years on town betterment, and we should re-elect him on Tuesday.