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Sunday, 5 Aug 2018 - In her letter to the editor, Karen Gold writes: "A Purple Table restaurant indicates that staff is trained using best practices to provide customers who are living with a physical or cognitive condition."
Sunday, 5 Aug 2018 - In her letter to the editor, Cathy Kogan writes: “Consider going with friends and family and assisting those who may need some extra help getting to the polls.”
Friday, 3 Aug 2018 - In his letter Ed Abrahams writes: "Rather than vote yes or no on Monday night, let's extend the deadline of the ban far enough out to solve some of the problems it will create."
Friday, 3 Aug 2018 - In a letter to the editor, Jeanné Stewart Chesanow writes: “The impact[of truck traffic] on normal living has intensified and no relief is in sight despite heartfelt testimony from the residents.”
Wednesday, 1 Aug 2018 - In his letter to the editor, David Lippmann writes: "It is for anyone to see that plastic is a huge source of pollution on the land and in the ocean."
Monday, 30 Jul 2018 - In her letter Lucinda Shmulsky writes: "We have engaged in debt monetization after the financial crisis of 2008; therefore, many foreign central banks have steadily reduced their purchases our U.S. treasuries and this is how we fund our government."
Saturday, 28 Jul 2018 - In her letter to the editor, Sharon Coleman writes: “China will no longer take our recycled materials. All of a sudden material collected on the street may not have a place to go.”
Keep the plastic water bottle ban: Changing times, climate require adjustments by residents, business owners alike
Friday, 27 Jul 2018 - In their letter Chris and Matt Massiero, owners of Guido's Fresh Marketplace write: "As small-business owners, we are in the unique position to make business decisions that can change the future, both for our present community and all the future generations we hope will inherit this planet.
Friday, 27 Jul 2018 - In his letter to the editor Mickey Friedman writes: "Omaha, Nebraska, for example, has a comprehensive plastics recycling program and makes it especially easy for residents to separate their plastics in a special envelope."
Thursday, 26 Jul 2018 - In her letter to the editor, Marcia Arland writes: “Plastic is cheap to produce and convenient. But what is not figured into this equation is the overall cost to consumers, communities, the environment.”
Wednesday, 25 Jul 2018 - In her letter to the editor, Linda Shmulsky writes: "In this case, the political theater played out perfectly on the Mahaiwe stage: energize the base to get volunteers to assist with getting the vote out for the midterm elections — all rhetoric and little substance."
Tuesday, 24 Jul 2018 - In his letter to the editor Andy Moro writes: "The problem with the ban is it punishes our local businesses by barring them from selling the small water bottles.'
Friday, 13 Jul 2018 - In her letter Mary Talbot writes: "Berkshire County deserves a district attorney whose experience is as impressive as it is extensive, and one who is ready to bring about a more thoughtful and progressive approach to the criminal justice system."
Thursday, 12 Jul 2018 - In her letter to the editor, Marj Wexler writes: "We urgently need consumer pressure on bottling companies to challenge the unsustainable practice of producing new plastic bottles."
Saturday, 7 Jul 2018 - In a letter to the editor 10 residents of Manville Street write: "Taking over Manville Street from its current residents and creating a parking and traffic nightmare is absolutely the wrong way to do this."
Tuesday, 3 Jul 2018 - In her letter to the editor, Joanne Rogovin writes: "An estimated 500 men, women and children filled the hill next to the GB shrubbery, protesting the separation and detention of children and families at the Mexican border."
Monday, 2 Jul 2018 - In her letter to the editor Erin Sullivan writes: "If any family, regardless of their immigration status, is in need of support Berkshire Children and Families welcomes the opportunity to help."
Saturday, 30 Jun 2018 - I will be ever grateful to Hospice Care in the Berkshires.
Thursday, 21 Jun 2018 - In a letter to the editor, Steve Dunda writes: "Jeff Beal's diplomatic work under both Republican and Democratic administrations will help Republicans and Democrats work together."
Tuesday, 19 Jun 2018 - In a letter to the editor, Jacqueline Washack writes, "After experiencing this marvelous production, I couldn't help but think about the tremendous sacrifices made by Israel Potter and all American patriots."
Monday, 11 Jun 2018 - In a letter to the editor, Hinda Bodinger writes: "It is our goal that receiving a Berkshire Baby Box will become a treasured rite of passage for all new families as it is in Finland (for close to 80 years!)."
Saturday, 9 Jun 2018 - In her letter to the editor, Rita Kasky writes: "The student movement is crossing the country, educating our citizens (as more and more school shooting amass) and pleading for cooperation from all of us."
Sunday, 3 Jun 2018 - In her letter to the editor, Robin Helfand writes: “The daily stuff of life places each of us in the role of being served and being a server. Let's make a conscious effort to do both with grace, enthusiasm and respect.”
Friday, 1 Jun 2018 - Rome was not built in a day. Banning the sale of single-use plastic bottles is a start. It builds the momentum begun by Concord, and creates a model for other towns to emulate.
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - In his letter Gary Leveille writes: “I would like to recommend a bench-style statue that allows visitors to interact with the subject.”
Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - In her letter to the editor, Stephanie Quinlan writes: “Let's not get caught up in debating just how much ‘P.C.’ is enough. Let's just be respectful.”
Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - In her letter to the editor, Carol Diehl writes: “I will be signing the petition to repeal the ban because I am convinced it is more symbolic than effective, puts an undue burden on local retailers, and was determined without sufficient education and deliberation.”
Monday, 28 May 2018 - In a letter to the editor, Uli Nagel writes: “At least 75 percent of the cost of insulation you need for your home will be paid for by the utilities.”
Monday, 28 May 2018 - In his letter to the editor, Wayne Kabak writes: “I think we are long the past the point where society should have even the smallest grain of tolerance for items such as these.”
Friday, 25 May 2018 - In her letter to the editor, Laura Keefner writes: “I am all for recycling but this is not the right way.”
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - In a letter to the editor, Andy Moro writes, "The Mason Library's lawn is not the place to honor a communist."
Monday, 21 May 2018 - In his letter to the editor, Patrick Hollenbeck writes: “My concern is that both of these demanding leadership positions require tremendous time and energy and are deserving of undivided attention.”