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Plastic water bottle ban more symbolic than effective

Tuesday, 29 May 2018 - In her letter to the editor, Carol Diehl writes: “I will be signing the petition to repeal the ban because I am convinced it is more symbolic than effective, puts an undue burden on local retailers, and was determined without sufficient education and deliberation.”

There’s money on the table 

Monday, 28 May 2018 - In a letter to the editor, Uli Nagel writes: “At least 75 percent of the cost of insulation you need for your home will be paid for by the utilities.”

Collectible items sustain racist stereotypes

Monday, 28 May 2018 - In his letter to the editor, Wayne Kabak writes: “I think we are long the past the point where society should have even the smallest grain of tolerance for items such as these.”

Andrea Harrington brings fresh perspective, fresh leadership to D.A. race

Sunday, 20 May 2018 - In his letter to the editor, Steve Farina writes:  "The District Attorney’s office needs the fresh leadership, energized leadership, found in someone who embraces the Criminal Justice Reform that the people of Massachusetts, and particularly, the people of Berkshire County both want and deserve."

Edmunds seeks election to Stockbridge Planning Board

Sunday, 13 May 2018 - In his letter to the editor, Barney Edmunds writes: “Our town (indeed, every Berkshire town) is facing an economic challenge. Tourism is an important seasonal contributor, but our future depends on expanding year-round businesses.”

Holly Hamer for Great Barrington Selectboard

Friday, 11 May 2018 - In his letter to the editor Patrick Hollenbeck writes: “Holly has the courage to stand behind tough decisions and has the wisdom to evolve her position if the facts warrant that.”

Petersen seeks support for candidacy in Sheffield

Thursday, 10 May 2018 - In a letter to the editor, Andrew G. Petersen writes, "If re-elected, I will continue to work as hard as I can to do the right thing for the town and its residents, and try to keep Sheffield affordable for everyone."

Doern is the change New Marlborough needs

Wednesday, 9 May 2018 - In a letter to the editor, Lauri Aibel and Tim Sleeper write, "He also has the ability to speak with local residents and carefully craft solutions for our town that make him the change New Marlborough needs right now."

Unfair to give water away

Wednesday, 9 May 2018 - In his letter to the editor, Bill Arienti writes: “Our water is metered and it is not fair to give free water to any Tom, Dick or Harry who wants to come to town and fill their gallon jugs.”

Elect Kate Burke to Great Barrington Selectboard

Wednesday, 9 May 2018 - In a letter to the editor, Jeffrey Blaugrund writes, "Kate is the mother of a young family, and she clearly understands the comprehensive challenges that lie ahead for our vibrant community."

New Marlborough Board of Selectmen needs Daniel Doern

Monday, 7 May 2018 - In a letter to the editor, eight New Marlborough residents write, "Dan has shown the ability to navigate complicated matters, explain them in clear language and assess them in a way that benefits all of us."

At Great Barrington Town Meeting, don’t amend marijuana zoning bylaw

Sunday, 6 May 2018 - In her letter to the editor, Brandee Nelson writes: “The Selectboard’s proposed zoning amendment inappropriately takes siting control from the Planning Board. This is unnecessary because the Selectboard will already have primary local control for marijuana establishments.”

Why elect Rene Wood to the Sheffield Board of Selectmen?

Friday, 4 May 2018 - In a letter to the editor, Dennis Sears writes, "In addition to her many positions in local governance, Rene has performed years of hands-on support for local institutions including the senior center, local churches and Fairview Hospital."

Bottled-water ban should focus on all plastics, not just water bottles

Tuesday, 1 May 2018 - In a letter to the editor, Janis Bosworth Graham-Jones writes, "The single, most effective thing a consumer can do to reduce plastic pollution of our environment is to ensure that any used plastic container enters the recycling chain directly from their hand.​"

Women’s Prison Project provides books to prisoners

Monday, 30 Apr 2018 - In her letter to the editor, Susie Kaufman writes: “I was stunned to learn that New York State -- and no doubt other states -- are severely restricting access to books for incarcerated persons.”

Burke would bring much-needed new blood to GB Selectboard

Monday, 30 Apr 2018 - In a letter to the editor, Eunice Agar writes, 'It is time for for those of us who are older to move over and give the young people who are raising families and doing most of the work in society a chance to run things.'