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Tuesday, 21 Jan 2020 - In his letter Stewart Edelstein of Stockbridge writes: "We, the people, demand a fair trial, not a show trial with a preordained result."
Thursday, 9 Jan 2020 - In a letter to the editor, Jonathan Hankin writes, "The Trust has a binding purchase and sale agreement that is contingent upon approval of the funding for the purchase by the May Annual Town Meeting."
Sunday, 5 Jan 2020 - In 1972, the social studies department at Monument Mountain Regional High School created the very first Holocaust curriculum in the country for high school students.
Saturday, 4 Jan 2020 - In a letter to the editor John Beacco Jr. of Lee writes: “A board as important as health should not have its input dismissed regarding any issue because of a technicality.”
Thursday, 2 Jan 2020 - In a letter to the editor, Justin F. Jackson writes, "It is my considered judgment, and the judgment of more than 2,000 historians, that if President Trump’s misconduct does not rise to the level of impeachment, and removal from office, then virtually nothing does."
Wednesday, 25 Dec 2019 - I'm likely to escape the worst suffering of the climate crisis, as the planet becomes less and less hospitable to life. But like many others, I care about the next generations.
Saturday, 21 Dec 2019 - I want to recognize Smitty for his exemplary response to the concerns of the voters in Great Barrington.
Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 - In a letter to the editor, Joan Angelo writes, "According to the EPA, household waste increases 25 percent from Thanksgiving to New Year’s."
Wednesday, 18 Dec 2019 - In his letter Lou Moscatello writes: “Install a camera system similar to what many cities do to catch red-light runners.”
Tuesday, 17 Dec 2019 - In a letter to the editor, members of Citizens Concerned About GB Horseracing write, "Although that clear message has been sent, there is a simple next step that citizens can take to be sure that the home rule petition becomes law, and not just a message."
Monday, 16 Dec 2019 - In a letter to the editor, Gary Pitney writes, "The Republican Congress and its leaders have become the masters of sophistry, obfuscation and equivocation."
Sunday, 15 Dec 2019 - In a letter to the editor, Cynthia Felleisen writes: "The spine is the central issue. Preserving that spine is the responsibility of every able, discriminating, concerned, well-informed citizen."
Thursday, 12 Dec 2019 - It seems to me that we may have won a minor skirmish in this matter, but the battle is not over. There is still a lot of work to do before we arrive at a point where the citizens of Great Barrington are guaranteed the right to self-determination on the issue of horse racing.
Thursday, 5 Dec 2019 - In a letter to the editor, Dennis Sears writes, "After deliberation, the group of eight town Regional School District Planning Committees and/or the two Regional School District Planning Committees meet and form a “Regional School District Planning Board,” which then organizes and moves down the formal path of investigation, analysis and planning, including meetings with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, etc., through the more detailed part of the process."
Wednesday, 4 Dec 2019 - Presently, the real revenues from commercial horse racing would be from off-track-betting run out of a simulcast location across the State.
Tuesday, 3 Dec 2019 - In a letter to the editor, BRIDGE members write, "Reflecting on, learning about, reckoning with and repairing this country's colonialist and genocidal legacy is hard, uncomfortable, invaluable work that we must engage in by following the leadership of those most deeply impacted."
Monday, 2 Dec 2019 - In a letter to the editor, Gary Leveille writes, "One room of moving miniatures within a Christmas village is amazing, and sure to make even the Grinch smile."
Saturday, 30 Nov 2019 - I don’t understand how The Edge allows a column this vapid, yet destructive, to run week after week.
Saturday, 30 Nov 2019 - The town’s Master Plan recommended that bridge repairs be prioritized in the town’s five-year capital improvement plans. The town has taken action about its deficient bridges in priority order as the Plan recommended.
Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019 - In a letter to the editor, Andrew Bloom writes: "Currently, the Commission is holding town hall meetings across the Commonwealth to receive input from Massachusetts citizens regarding their thoughts, feelings, experiences and suggestions related to overturning the devastating 2010 Citizens United vs. FEC Supreme Court ruling, getting big money out of politics and un-corrupting the U.S. government."
Friday, 8 Nov 2019 - In her letter Sierra Blodgett writes: "The 'Editorial Page Editors' are the writers of the editorial in each respective issue.
Sunday, 3 Nov 2019 - The main reason I would hate to see horse racing come back is the lousy way the industry generally treats its horses.
Tuesday, 29 Oct 2019 - In a letter to the editor, Rene Wood writes: "If we don’t have enough census workers, it’s likely everyone who needs to be counted in the 2020 Census won’t be. Each of us and our towns will lose out on our fair representation in Congress and at our Statehouse."
Monday, 21 Oct 2019 - This is a great place and horse racing and simulcasting/OTB would seriously detract from what GB and Southern Berkshire County represent.
Monday, 21 Oct 2019 - I know that many feel sympathy for Mr. Magadini. So do I, but he is homeless by choice; he has a trust fund to pay his expenses and he owns a vacant house in Great Barrington.
Sunday, 20 Oct 2019 - In her letter Marnie Meyers writes: “A return of horseracing to Great Barrington would bring gambling elements, snarled traffic, environmental damage, and the cruel use of horses back to that wonderful town.”
Sunday, 20 Oct 2019 - In her letter Hinda Bodinger writes: “It is extremely unwelcoming for the town to be issuing parking tickets on a street where it isn’t at all clear that parking is prohibited.”
Sunday, 20 Oct 2019 - In his letter Steve Farina writes: “Utilize a technology such as Technopost , or similar, to construct a boardwalk from the beach to the boat ramp along the edge of the lake.”
Thursday, 17 Oct 2019 - In his letter, David Magadini writes: “I was forcefully evicted from the house, refused re-entry, and all my stuff was confiscated.”
Wednesday, 16 Oct 2019 - In a letter to the editor, Beryl Birch writes, "... the list of horse racing woes keeps growing and public interest in horse racing is waning, primarily due to the list of more and more horse deaths in tracks around the country..
Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019 - In her letter Christine Ward writes: “As we anguish at the state of our planet and the tragedies of global climate change, surely we can act immediately to support the health of our local lake."
Friday, 11 Oct 2019 - In a letter to the editor, Michelle Raszl writes: "The Friends have gifted the library over 90 books and counting. I can’t catalogue them fast enough; my young students see them on my desk and want to check them out."