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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.'
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.'
Wednesday, 28 Aug 2019 - In a letter to the editor, Valerie Bluhm writes, 'On Friday and Saturday of Founders Weekend, our Committee will continue its multi-year effort to have this event be zero-waste.'
Monday, 5 Aug 2019 - In a letter to the editor, Richard Sherman writes, "The story mixed humor, drama and 'whodunit' perfectly and resulted in a well-deserved and rousing standing ovation."
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."
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.”
Sunday, 28 Jul 2019 - In his letter Harrison Seeley of Pittsfield writes: "As a 16-year-old boy, this policy could have a profound impact on myself and my generation if Buttigieg is elected into office."
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."
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!
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."
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.
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."
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.”
Sunday, 19 May 2019 - In his letter Robert Jones writes: "Thank you, Mr. Chabon, for reminding us of the facts. Much has been accomplished in the past few years."
Friday, 17 May 2019 - In his letter John Whalan writes: "Through his co-founding of the NAACP and his extraordinary scholarly work he advanced our American ideals."
Friday, 17 May 2019 - In a letter John Hart writes: “My suggestion is, like Vermont, we have a marketing campaign to announce what we want… more young folks and families.”
Thursday, 16 May 2019 - Her credits include the editor of a land-planning magazine that reported on the latest developments in land use, court cases involving zoning decisions and the Attorney Generals decisions on the legality of town bylaws.
Thursday, 16 May 2019 - In his letter Chuck Gillett writes: “Christine has engaged in quintessential grassroots campaigning going door to door listening to our concerns and asking for our opinions.”
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - In his letter Barney Edmunds writes: "Let's make decisions we can be proud of 50 years from now. We do not need to make Stockbridge great again. We just need to keep Stockbridge great."
Wednesday, 15 May 2019 - In her letter Kathy Plungis writes: "Friends of the GB Libraries letter states that they do not endorse specific candidates, yet I feel that they did just that."
Monday, 13 May 2019 - In its letter the Steering Committee of Friends of the GB Libraries write: “Cutting the very programs that enrich Great Barrington and attract positive attention to our town is no way to encourage growth.”