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David Magadini explains his eviction

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.”

Horse racing raises ethical and environmental issues

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..

Lake Mansfield needs help now

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."

Community support for young readers

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."

The case for regional school district tax reform

Wednesday, 9 Oct 2019 - In a letter to the editor, Chip Elitzer writes, "In the most egregious example, in the Southern Berkshire Regional School District, a taxpayer in Sheffield pays a rate that is almost seven times higher than a taxpayer in Alford who has identically assessed property."

Horse racing could have severe environmental impact

Tuesday, 8 Oct 2019 - In a letter to the editor, Bob Meyers writes, "According to the EPA, the types of animal waste pollutants discharged by Sterling Suffolk Racecourse threaten human health and the environment."

A week of disturbing events

Thursday, 3 Oct 2019 - In her letter, Ruth Heuberger writes: “Young people, especially intelligent ones, can generally be relied upon to sort out peer differences with little outside interference.”

Indigenous People deserve to be honored

Thursday, 26 Sep 2019 - In her letter Kate Burke writes: “In signing this proclamation (presented by the Du Bois Legacy Committee) not only did the Selectboard take a step toward social equity in our community but it also set in motion what can become a real honest healing.”

Horse racing will increase traffic congestion

Friday, 20 Sep 2019 - In a letter to the editor, Collin Lovas writes, "Additionally, it’s likely going to be a nightmare for shoppers attempting to enter jammed up Route 7 when horse racing events occur."

A public lament for the Berkshire Food Co-op

Thursday, 29 Aug 2019 - In a letter to the editor, Cynthia H. Felleisen writes, 'The Co-op's demise is evident in the generic, sterile, impersonal, unintegrated physical space; in the substrate tone and atmosphere; in the current autocratic policies.'

Make Great Barrington more bicycle-friendly

Thursday, 29 Aug 2019 - In a letter to the editor, Caroline Feather writes, 'More people would want to cycle for transport and not just recreation were they not afraid of being killed or maimed by motor vehicles.'

Strict constructionalism in Great Barrington

Wednesday, 28 Aug 2019 - In a letter to the editor, John Beacco writes, 'Restricting itself to the text of the bylaw and avoiding its social, economic and moral implications is expedient and not at all helpful to those living near the proposed project, or the selectboard that is charged as the special permit-granting authority.'

CHP to mark World Breastfeeding Week

Wednesday, 31 Jul 2019 - In a letter to the editor, MaryBeth Merritt writes: "Many mothers stop breastfeeding early if they lack help, time and privacy. When fathers, partners, families, employers and communities support new mothers, breastfeeding rates and duration increase."

Berkshire Democrats urge U.S. Rep. Neal to support Trump’s impeachment

Tuesday, 30 Jul 2019 - In a letter to Congressman Richard E. Neal, the Sheffield Democratic Committee and Berkshire Democratic Brigades write: “You now have a national responsibility to ensure that no one, including the President, is above the law. So your refusal to take more aggressive action on Trump’s tax returns is very disappointing and dangerous to our democracy.”

High school mergers need to focus on educational opportunities

Friday, 26 Jul 2019 - In a letter to the editor, Sharon Gregory writes, "Unification of the two high schools would broaden learning opportunities; streamline required administrative and financial processes; and minimize the effect of antiquated state policies that have resulted in the use of musical chairs (drawing students from other districts), complex “sharing” to address systemic, structural changes in education and demographics shifts."

Cutting the connection with social media

Monday, 24 Jun 2019 - When you no longer have time for social media and you lose interest in it, you finally realize how much of your life it has wasted once you step outside the box and see it for what it really is... a huge waste of time, electricity, and bandwidth!

Spectrum’s wiley ways

Saturday, 15 Jun 2019 - In her letter tot he editor Peggy Daniel asks: "Spectrum charges us a lot of money. Surely they can afford to pay their employees a living wage."

Join the ‘Plastic Free 413’ forum

Wednesday, 29 May 2019 - In her letter Hinda Bodinger writes: “It’s just a matter of realizing what we can each do and then being committed to make some changes.

Chabon’s experience benefits Stockbridge Board of Selectmen

Monday, 20 May 2019 - In a letter to the editor, Anita Schwerner writes, "Don Chabon is the only Stockbridge Board of Selectman candidate with experience and expertise in town government, having served as selectman for three years and as chairman for two."

The future of Stockbridge is Tuesday

Sunday, 19 May 2019 - In his letter to the editor, Charles Kenny writes: “For the sake of Stockbridge, we must reject the delusional thinking of some who claim Stockbridge only belongs to them.”