To the editor:
I live in Stockbridge, where several bear incidents in the past led to bear deaths. These had been prompted by human interest in entertainment from feeding bears without concern for the bears’ ultimate well-being.
I have had bears in my house and yard. I used to try to frighten them by yelling, banging pots, and other loud noises, but these strategies were not always successful.
I have discovered one strategy that always works. I spray my fire extinguisher into the air, not at that bear. The loud noise and cloud of white powder invariably gets them to turn and run. I suspect this could also be directed at the bear, but there is no need, and it could cause harm or anger them.(It could be useful for human intruders though…)
Tuesday, Feb 20 - On an average, 96 people a day are killed by gunfire in the United States. Yesterday, 17 children were killed in Florida. That leaves 79 others whose names and faces we won’t be seeing online or in print, but they are still dead.
Monday, Feb 19 - 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..."
Sunday, Feb 18 - I still can remember an Orchard Street of the ‘40s and ‘50s where my mother took me, a resentful 12 year old, shopping.
Friday, Feb 16 - With all the talk about the varied skills of Corey Lewandoski, Paul Manafort and Steve Bannon, who took turns steering the Trump campaign, many were surprised by the title of the Nov. 22, 2016, Forbes article: “How Jared Kushner Won Trump the White House.”