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School renovation an investment in economic development

Friday, 24 Oct 2014 - In her letter, Leigh Davis, a member of the Great Barrington Finance Committee, notes: "One of the best and most compelling ways to attract young parents to come to or stay in Berkshire County is to have schools that are attractive and desirable for their kids to attend."

67 teachers, staff endorse high school renovation

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 - The teachers write: "We believe that the proposed renovation will dramatically improve the building's use as an educational tool, both in design and function, for the next 50+ years. The renovated MMRHS will create a safe and healthy learning environment."

‘Taxed out of town’ if renovation approved

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 - In her letter, Patricia Ryan states: "Many of us are frugal New Englanders trying to take care of ourselves as best we can. We repair our homes as needed. We make do."

Don’t be deceived: We need to invest in education

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 - Jon Piasecki of West Stockbridge writes: "The claim that some random person can design it better than the thoughtful professionals who have worked for years on this renovation is a lie. The claim that it will be cheaper to do nothing and let the school rot is a lie."

School renovation needed for public education excellence

Monday, 20 Oct 2014 - In his letter, Rich Bradway writes: "After reviewing dozens of potential project scenarios, the School Committee came up with one project that would encompass updates to the building in all areas -- structure, utilities, security, safety and education."

High school in desperate need of renovation

Sunday, 19 Oct 2014 - In his letter to the editor, Richard Coons, chairman of the Monument Mountain Regional High School renovation project explains the facts about the 5-year process to develop a satisfactory renovation plan, and why it should be approved by voters on November 4.

High school needs upgrade to meet current standards

Saturday, 18 Oct 2014 - In her Letter to the Editor, Rebecca Gold states: "This renovation project is not about creating a state-of-the-art facility; it’s about bringing the building up to the standard our children already have in the other two schools."

The time is now to renovate Monument Mountain High School

Friday, 17 Oct 2014 - In her letter urging support for the proposed Monument Mountain High School renovation Corey Sprague of Stockbridge argues: "We are talking about making serious and significant upgrades to a school and education system that has served our community well and is now showing its age."

School renovation planning conducted in public meetings

Monday, 6 Oct 2014 - "What is untrue and troubling is the accusations that anyone representing Monument Matters or the District lied or hid any option from the public." -- Stephen C. Bannon, chairman of the Berkshire Hills School Committee

High school renovation proposal is ‘sane, sound, intelligent’

Monday, 6 Oct 2014 - In her letter, Julia Erickson of Housatonic calls on voters in the Berkshire Hills School District to wake up to the real need to renovate Monument Mountain High School: "By not investing now, when we have this incredible opportunity to get almost HALF the cost of this project paid for by the state of Massachusetts, is foolish. We will not have this opportunity again for a decade or more."

Invest in our children’s future; invest in renovation

Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 - Dr. Mark Sprague of Stockbridge writes: "I urge the voting community of Berkshire Hills Regional School District to make sure that they have all the necessary information they need to make an informed decision and to vote proactively on Election Day for our children's future and renovate Monument Mountain High School."

There are viable alternatives for high school renovation

Thursday, 2 Oct 2014 - Great Barrington resident David Long explains why his 'Draft Alternative Plan' to the proposed renovation of Monument Mountain Regional High School explores viable options not considered by the Berkshire Hills Building Committee.

‘Alternative approach’ to Monument renovation is fatally flawed

Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 - Richard Coons, chair of the Monument Mountain Regional High School Building Committee advises that the so-called Alternative Approach to Renovating Monument "reflects a lack of knowledge of virtually every aspect of law, building planning, design, construction and educational program needs."

Misinformation distorts the real need for high school renovation

Monday, 29 Sep 2014 - Berkshire Hills Regional School Committee member Rich Bradway deplores the misinformation and what he terms outright lies being circulated about the reasons for the proposed renovation of Monument Regional High School. He sets the record straight.

Grossman endorsed for governor

Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 - Other candidates are "fighting," while Steve Grossman is actually working to create positive change for all of us.

An enlightening expedition

Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 - To the Editor: Where to go till the Clark reopens on July 4th? And you certainly don’t want to miss this. You have until April 27 to drive east instead of north to Springfield to the  Michele and Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts for a fascinating and beautiful exhibit, “Intent to Deceive: Fakes and Forgeries in […]

Bearing with bears

Monday, 21 Apr 2014 - To the editor: I live in Stockbridge, where several bear incidents in the past led to bear deaths. These had been prompted by human interest in entertainment from feeding bears without concern for the bears’ ultimate well-being. I have had bears in my house and yard. I used to try to frighten them by yelling, […]