Sunday, June 23, 2024

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Peter J. Most

Peter J. Most is a member of the California, New York, and Massachusetts bars, practicing complex business litigation. He has been living with his family in Great Barrington since 2018, practicing law remotely.

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PETER MOST: Up in smoke

Two things are becoming increasingly clear. One, based on the facts and law, it is downright dopey for Great Barrington not to settle in its Community Impact Fees cases. Two, the town has persistently received bad counsel.

PETER MOST: How to succeed without trying

The dirty secret to running a utility is that if you can run it into the ground, greater riches will be bestowed. HWW’s managers have been running this play to the extreme, giving an absolute master class in how doing nothing can be inordinately profitable.

PETER MOST: Unwelcome to Hancock

Although the world has a dreadful history of rejecting others, their ideas, and customs, it is nonetheless disappointing that our slice of Eden is not immune from such distrust.

PETER MOST: Great Barrington Town Meeting — the good, the bad, and the ugly

Five percent of eligible town voters (253 residents) observed unequal portions of the good, the bad, and the ugly. Let’s consider each in turn.

PETER MOST: Be it resolved

Let’s resolve to work together in Great Barrington for marked change in the year ahead.

PETER MOST: Housatonic Water Works’ double secret compensation

Let's agree that HWW’s water isn’t living its best life. The same cannot be said of HWW’s owners.

BUSINESS PERSPECTIVES: Pipe dreams—a proposal for fixing Housatonic Water Works

This saga has reached a decision point. Housatonic Water Works lacks the wherewithal and will to implement necessary modifications. The village, the town, and the Commonwealth require immediate change. We need a way forward. Here is a plan in a few easy steps.
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