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No-trial impeachment ‘trial’

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."

Affordable housing misconceptions addressed

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."

Historians recommend impeachment to protect Constitution

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."

Enjoy the holidays and be green

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."

What’s next for Great Barrington’s home rule and horse racing?

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."

Republicans’ behavior should be countered

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."

The battle is not over for self-determination about horse racing

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.

Potential future changes in South County public education

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."

Community, town must engage in dialogue for healing cultural violence

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."

Speak out against big money in politics

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."

Needed right now: Census workers

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."

The facts about David Magadini

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.

Horse racing is cruel to animals

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.”

Keep Lake Mansfield Road open: Here’s how

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.”

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."