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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."
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."
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."
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.”
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.”
Monday, 23 Sep 2019 - In a letter to the editor, Scott Plantier writes, "Sterling Suffolk Racecourse successfully lobbied our legislature for loophole-laden legislation (S.101 and H.13) specifically aimed at sleepy, small-town Massachusetts."
Monday, 23 Sep 2019 - In a letter to the editor, Connor Diehl writes, "Sen. Hinds claims to be fighting what he calls "Big Money," himself being the bullhorn for big money to come into Great Barrington while simultaneously eroding at our democratic institutions."
Sunday, 22 Sep 2019 - Disappointed by last Friday's climate change protests, an Egremont teen suggests ways to make a more positive impact.
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."
Friday, 20 Sep 2019 - Horse racing is no longer the "sport of kings.” It has instead become a sport of corruption, bribery, fraud, greed, and a complete lack of ethics for animals.
Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019 - It is time for Housatonic to have our Village Green.
Monday, 16 Sep 2019 - Our town voted to legally allow the growing and selling of marijuana, and the feelings of a small percentage of our population should not trump the actual vote that created our legal guidelines for action.
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.'
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.'