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Rene Wood should return to Sheffield Board of Selectmen

Thursday, 19 Apr 2018 - In his letter to the editor, Martin Mitsoff writes, "Rene has the experience -- and excellent regional and state government relationships as well -- to successfully serve the Town again as a member of its Select Board."

New Marlborough must proceed with ‘due diligence’

Sunday, 8 Apr 2018 - In her letter Lucinda Shmulsky of New Marlborough writes: “I concur with the insightful words of wisdom offered by our Planning Board member at the hearing just one year ago today that ‘there is a need to proceed with caution.’"

Lessons from St. Petersburg about the Berkshire Museum

Wednesday, 4 Apr 2018 - In her letter to the editor, Leslie Ferris writes: "What has happened to our community? Why would the board of trustees of the Berkshire Museum agree and why would our laws allow them to sell the artistic heritage of the Berkshires?"

Egremont voters should reject overlay district

Monday, 26 Mar 2018 - In her letter Alexandra Glover writes: "The Planning Board rejected this proposed bylaw ... The uses allowed by right include far more than outdoor recreational uses."

Keep guns out of the hands of the unstable

Monday, 19 Mar 2018 - In her letter to the editor Cathy Kogan writes: “Let us come together to honor all victims of gun violence in our country and their loved ones, and say ENOUGH!”

New Marlborough selectmen will benefit from public hearing on marijuana facility

Friday, 9 Mar 2018 - In her letter to the editor, Lucinda Shmulsky writes: “If the Board of Selectmen in the Town of New Marlborough, hosts an Open Public Hearing on March 12th in compliance with Massachusetts General Laws it is not only for the benefit of the citizens, but more importantly for the town board members as well.”

To be or not to be: The future of the Monterey School resides with voters

Sunday, 4 Mar 2018 - In her letter to the editor, Carol Edelman writes: "The student census and distribution make it clear that although many of us have great sentimental attachment and fond memories of our kindergarten, there is no justification for a program in Monterey in the foreseeable future."

 Lipstick on a pig

Thursday, 1 Mar 2018 - In her letter to the editor, Lucinda Shmulsky of New Marlborough writes: “You know you are in deep trouble when 50 well-informed citizens show up to your meeting with many more facts and unanswered questions than either the applicant of the Planning Board members are prepared to answer.”

W.E.B. Du Bois’ complex legacy should be honored

Monday, 19 Feb 2018 - In a letter to the editor, Joe Crochmal writes: "...in our world of sensationalized celebrities and public leaders, W. E. B. Du Bois serves as a shining example of how one passionate and motivated individual, from humble beginnings, can drive change in the world..."

Beware developers bearing gifts

Friday, 5 Jan 2018 - In her letter Anita Schwerner writes: “Along with many in Stockbridge, I was bamboozled by what happened with Elm Court. Our attention has now turned to out-of-town developers who claim to know what is best for Stockbridge.”

WordXWord celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

Thursday, 28 Dec 2017 - In his letter to the editor, William Yehle writes: “WordXWord encourages poets to accept a greater role in the cultural landscape, to provoke and bear witness, to use their voice to advocate for social justice, to act as agents of change.”

U.S. Sen. Al Franken unfairly forced to resign

Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017 - In his letter to the editor, John Breasted writes: "Senators in Al Franken’s political lynch mob should heed the warning John F. Kennedy: 'Those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.' "

Muddy Brook Elementary is exceptional school

Thursday, 7 Dec 2017 - n their letter to the editor, three volunteers at Project Connection write: “Clearly the dedication of the teachers, principal, custodians and all staff have succeeded in fostering a supportive, caring environment for the students.”

Cable chaos is coming

Thursday, 30 Nov 2017 - In her letter to the editor, Linda Z. Miller of Lenox writes: "If you subscribe to Spectrum and do not have a decrypting device from them connected to your TVs, you will have no signal on your sets."

Please return ‘Messiah’ scores

Tuesday, 28 Nov 2017 - In his letter to the editor John Lynn Jones writes: “A purloined Messiah score won't be an E-ZPass at the Pearly Gates."

Williamstown offers a lesson for Egremont – and Richard Allen

Saturday, 18 Nov 2017 - In her letter to the editor, Susan Bachelder writes: “[These school buildings ]… cause us to reflect on some pretty good ideas about who we are and what we like to remember about ourselves when we see them. How we care for them today will create our future.”

BRTA service to MetroNorth at Wassaic more practical option

Saturday, 28 Oct 2017 - In his letter to the editor, Chip Elitzer writes: "A new train service to the Berkshires from NYC makes no sense. Metro-North already runs a frequent, reliable, inexpensive service between Wassaic and Grand Central."