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Sunday, 26 Aug 2018 - In her letter Mary Talbot writes: "Judith Knight has been an advocate for crime reform for years."
Saturday, 25 Aug 2018 - In her letter to the editor Darcie Sosa writes: "Our two cities, North Adams and Pittsfield, have some the highest crime rates in the state. How did we let this happen?"
Thursday, 23 Aug 2018 - In a letter to the editor Dr. Brian Burke writes: "However, under the terms of the nurse staffing initiative, if you arrive at an emergency department at the wrong time, you may not be seen until and unless additional staff are brought in to restore the ratio."
Wednesday, 22 Aug 2018 - In her letter Carol Diehl writes: "The petition to repeal the single-serve plastic water bottle ban might never even have come up if the proponents of the ban had, from the beginning, presented it in a way that related it specifically to the needs of Great Barrington."
Monday, 20 Aug 2018 - In her letter to the editor, Claudia d’Alessandro writes: “Knight's dedication, as demonstrated by her lifelong commitment to the justice system of Massachusetts, is to justice, law and order, not to a career in politics.”
Monday, 20 Aug 2018 - In her letter, Mary Hart writes: “District Attorney candidate Judith Knight has extensive experience in both superior and district courts – her progressive opponent does not.”
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.”