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Saturday, 1 Sep 2018 - In her letter Holly Morse writes: "In this election, we have the opportunity to set Massachusetts on a path to become a laboratory and beacon for the rest of the country — on health care, infrastructure, workers’ rights, a truly green economy and greater income equality."
Saturday, 1 Sep 2018 - In her letter Catharyn Tivy writes: "As a certified mediation and negotiation specialist, Judith Knight has the skills we will need moving forward in order to find common ground on polarizing issues."
Friday, 31 Aug 2018 - In their letter to the editor, members of the Environment Committe of the Berkshire Women Action Group write: "We are also compiling answers to questions people have about the stations and the GB on Tap program."
Friday, 31 Aug 2018 - In her letter to the editor Sheela Clary writes: "I have seen how poor kids get screwed by our legal system. As she climbs the steep learning curve of managing a DA's office, Andrea Harrington will have those kids in mind."
Friday, 31 Aug 2018 - Judith Knight has the progressive platform and has been pushing this same platform of progressive reform for more than a decade.
Thursday, 30 Aug 2018 - Andrea's plans for reforming the district attorney's office reflect the changes in the criminal justice system that many people, especially people of color, are seeking at the local level.
Thursday, 30 Aug 2018 - Berkshire County's per capita restraining orders are 37 percent higher than the state average, and approximately one in three homicides are domestic violence homicides.
Wednesday, 29 Aug 2018 - Andrea Harrington has made the need for a philosophical change and establishing procedures and policies to deal with issues before they become criminal at the center of her campaign.
Wednesday, 29 Aug 2018 - Rabbi Hirsch announced that Mr. Caccaviello had a prior engagement and was not able to attend and that an invitation to send a representative from his campaign was declined.
Tuesday, 28 Aug 2018 - It bothers me, and should bother those who want change for the better in the DA’s office, that the only candidate under attack is Andrea Harrington, both by Caccaviello and Knight.
Tuesday, 28 Aug 2018 - We continue to read the deaths of our children, relatives, friends and neighbors from the drug epedimic, escalating gun violence, and domestic violence and sexual assault at alarming rates.
Monday, 27 Aug 2018 - In his letter Michael Vincent Bushy writes: “We need a District Attorney with an awareness of how the system pushes certain communities into poverty and keeps them there every single day.”
Monday, 27 Aug 2018 - In her letter to the editor Sharon Winsett writes: “For too long, Berkshire County has relied on the good-old boy network to make decisions that impact us now and in the future.”
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."