A framed document in the window of Robin's Candy on Main Street in Great Barrington, Mass. Such signs have appeared in the windows of Great Barrington businesses.
To the Editor:
As a small business owner I have voted Republican on many fiscal issues over the last 20 years, and Democratic on an equal number of social items.
Throughout, however, I am consciously mindful that we are a nation whose “greatness” is rooted in our acceptance of people from all places who came here under a myriad of circumstances.
The narrow minded interpretation and protectionist intentions of the current administration is a wake up call to each citizen to remember our history and continue to welcome with open arms those seeking refuge within our borders.
Robin & Team are proud to display the message in the photo above of inclusiveness and will continue to make our voice known at the local, state and national level to ensure our elected officials know small business — the backbone of American Enterprise — welcomes customers regardless of pedigree or passport.
Owner & Sweet Chief
Great Barrington, Mass.
Wednesday, Feb 21 - It didn’t take long for me to realize that the young adults of Parkland were cutting through the layers of despair I had built up all these years. They were telling their truth with passion and conviction.
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.