The Massachusetts Teachers Association agrees and has long been an advocate of eliminating what is a punitive and unproductive practice, unless you're a member of the testing industry reaping millions a year selling test prep and testing materials.
At almost the same time that approximately 20 citizens were peacefully protesting on January 6, in Pittsfield, a single woman, who was also peacefully protesting in another city, was arrested and hauled off to jail.
We, the 35 individuals and 4 organizations signed below, are requesting another public meeting/presentation so more people can learn about the Greylock Glen Project and an extended comment period and project review.
I believe that the new regional operating agreement has no chance of town meeting approval in Great Barrington or Sheffield if it enshrines the principle of different rates for taxpayers depending on where they live within the District.
On the two occasions that I was able to address the Eight-Town Regional School District Planning Board's Finance sub-committee, it was hard to miss the barely-disguised hostility to my proposal for a 10-year "glide path" to a single district tax rate.
This month, the Lee Greener Gateway Committee publicized easy ways to have “greener” holidays, to show your family and friends that you care about the earth. Giving goats your holiday greens is one example.
After attending the Planning Board meetings where the proposed bylaws regulating wireless facilities were discussed and hearing objections and concerns from Lenox citizens, we have come to the conclusion that the proposed bylaws will not sufficiently protect our community from potential health hazards.
A heartfelt invitation is extended to persons who protested the venue receiving a permit to stay in business, most of whom have never physically been to The Foundry to experience first hand the intimate performance space.
After 10 plus hours at a public hearing that was continued five times, the West Stockbridge Planning Board concluded that the music venue was worthy of the permit despite its history of outrageous noise levels, and encroaching into neighboring business' parking.