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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.”
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.”
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.”
Friday, 25 May 2018 - In her letter to the editor, Laura Keefner writes: “I am all for recycling but this is not the right way.”
Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - In a letter to the editor, Andy Moro writes, "The Mason Library's lawn is not the place to honor a communist."
Monday, 21 May 2018 - In his letter to the editor, Patrick Hollenbeck writes: “My concern is that both of these demanding leadership positions require tremendous time and energy and are deserving of undivided attention.”
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."
Saturday, 19 May 2018 - In his letter Alan Wilken writes: “Now that I am retired, I want to serve and give something back to the town I have grown to love.”
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 - In her letter to the editor,Lucinda Shmulsky writes: "'Proceed with caution' has been the mantra."
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.”
Sunday, 13 May 2018 - In a letter to the editor, Rene Wood writes, "It is a privilege to participate in this most basic form of democracy."
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.”
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."
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."
Wednesday, 9 May 2018 - In her letter to the editor Lucinda Shmulsky writes: "Daniel Doern also has special skills and diplomatic leadership qualities that can bring diverse interest groups to a unified consensus."
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.”
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."
Monday, 7 May 2018 - In a letter to the editor, Arlyn and Owen Hoberman write, "Tara has a proven track record of working tirelessly for the community, and she is receptive to new ideas and considerate of all points of view."
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."
Sunday, 6 May 2018 - In his letter to the editor, David Hastings writes: “For many years, Tara has shown herself to be a dedicated and tireless servant to our town.”
Sunday, 6 May 2018 - In her letter to the editor, Kathy Staropoli writes: "She always has the best interests of the residents in mind and is the hardest worker I have ever met"
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.”
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."
Wednesday, 2 May 2018 - In a letter to the editor, Emily Norton of the Sierra Club writes, "Plastic bottles are not fully recycled by turning them into more bottles, but rather into unrecyclable products such as fleece. "
Wednesday, 2 May 2018 - In her letter Sharon Gregory writes: "Both candidates offer broad contributions to the Town in community and economic development."
Wednesday, 2 May 2018 - In her letter to the editor Tara White writes: "When you consider the vote to ban only water bottles, consider what you may be taking away from others."
Tuesday, 1 May 2018 - In their letter to the editor Great Barrington Selectboard members Ed Abrahams and Sean Stanton write: "The Selectboard would like to be able to examine each proposed cultivation site on a case-by-case basis, giving neighbors a chance to weigh in."
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."
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.”
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.'
Monday, 30 Apr 2018 - In a letter to the editor, Binney Meigs and Katie Woodhouse write, "The Berkshires, and specifically Sheffield, are fortunate to have Rene Wood as a neighbor and a valued public servant."
Monday, 30 Apr 2018 - In a letter to the editor, Rita Vrhel writes, 'Her knowledge of Sheffield and regional needs is extensive. Her connections are deep as is her love for Sheffield.'