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The lessons of Sandy Hook

Wednesday, 12 Dec 2018 - In her letter to the editor Susan Olshuff of Lenox writes: “As we reflect this holiday season, let us honor all victims of gun violence by turning tragedy into transformation.”

Local access stations at risk from greedy cable companies

Saturday, 8 Dec 2018 - In his letter to the editor, Jim Balfanz writes: “[Cable company proposal ] will result in our local access stations like PCTV, CTSBTV, and probably every other one in the entire country to go off the air.”

Friendship with Trump supporter is a deal breaker

Thursday, 6 Dec 2018 - In his letter David Schecker writes: “How does a moral person support an immoral liar? Trump, like Ozymandias, may come and go. But he has unleashed forces of hatred and intolerance that will not easily dissipate.”

Solar array would deter tourism

Sunday, 2 Dec 2018 - In his letter Bill Burger writes: “Any benefit derived from additional electricity to businesses will be greatly overshadowed by lessening the tourist trade.”

Local support available for those who wish to quit nicotine

Wednesday, 14 Nov 2018 - In her letter Joyce Brewer writes: "It takes most people with a nicotine addiction several tries to quit for good, so reach out to those who have conquered this addiction and let them know you are proud of how hard they're working to better their well-being."

DA’s office needs reforming

Monday, 5 Nov 2018 - This DA’s office has considered itself completely unaccountable to its community, utilized a policy with regards to confidential informants that further manipulated and promoted violence in the streets of Pittsfield.

Caccaviello is every bit a Democrat

Monday, 5 Nov 2018 - In his letter to the editor James Harris writes: "As a proud liberal, I will write in Caccaviello for Berkshire County district attorney on the basis of his far greater suitability for the job at hand."

Why I’m not voting for Charlie Baker

Sunday, 4 Nov 2018 - In his letter Lawrence Davis-Hollander writes: "While people have been convinced to think this election is about right vs. left, conservative vs. liberal, globalism vs. nationalism, Republican vs. Democrat, it is quite simply about good vs. evil."

An election-day fable

Saturday, 3 Nov 2018 - In his letter Steve Farina of Great Barrington writes: "Andrea Harrington should be the next Berkshire County District Attorney."

Harrington will bring reforms to the DA office

Thursday, 1 Nov 2018 - In her letter Deborah Taylor Caine writes: “The Criminal Justice Reform Bill makes the DA's office more important than ever. It has to understand and implement these changes.”

Fickle DA candidate Caccaviello lacks commitment to principles

Thursday, 1 Nov 2018 - The fact that Mr. Caccaviello has dropped his party affiliation and can now mount a write-in is the equivalent of “getting off on a technicality.” It does not absolve him of the duty to stand for something beyond his own advancement.

Caccaviello’s experience will benefit Berkshire County

Wednesday, 31 Oct 2018 - In a letter to the editor, Dan Bianchi writes, "I had the opportunity as mayor to see Paul Caccaviello in action coordinating the preparation of the worst of criminal cases, prosecuting those who sold drugs to our children, robbed senior citizens, abused women and committed murder."

Harrington shows commitment to Berkshire County

Wednesday, 31 Oct 2018 - In a letter to the editor, Dina Guiel Lampiasi writes: "... we need a DA who understands our communities; we need a DA who shows up not only when it is election season."

Pittsburgh: Sign of things to come

Sunday, 28 Oct 2018 - In her letter to the editor Tela Zasloff of Williamstown writes: “The Nazis had Hitler and his enablers; we have Trump and the Republicans in Congress and the hate fringe supporting Trump.”

DA candidate Caccaviello is a Republican in Democrat clothing

Saturday, 27 Oct 2018 - In their letter Marie and Marie T. Harpin write: “We need a District Attorney who will reform the criminal justice system in Berkshire County and will not maintain the status quo. Attorney Andrea Harrington is the only candidate on the ballot who can bring about that much needed reform.”

The district attorney seat belongs to the people

Thursday, 25 Oct 2018 - In her letter Kathleen Riley of Pittsfield writes: “Mr. Caccaviello lost an election, period. Blaming his [primary] election loss on his not being a politician is absurd and hypocritical. He manipulated the political system to get the advantage of incumbency.”

Restricting short-term rentals is short-sighted

Wednesday, 24 Oct 2018 - In his letter to the editor Jim Harwood of Lenox writes: "I support any legislation that allows for collection of a room tax equivalent on short-term rentals, especially if the tax is used to fund affordable housing and or education."