POEM: Naughty Donnie!

Friday, Mar 23 - Jon Swan's poem about the relationship between Trump and Putin that may not speak its name.

Keep guns out of the hands of the unstable

Monday, Mar 19 - In her letter to the editor Cathy Kogan writes: “Let us come together to honor all victims of gun violence in our country and their loved ones, and say ENOUGH!”

Smoke Signals from the Swamp: Connecting the Kushner dots

Sunday, Mar 18 - “Officials in at least four countries have privately discussed ways they can manipulate Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, by taking advantage of his complex business arrangements, financial difficulties and lack of foreign policy experience." --- The Washington Post

Smoke Signals from the Swamp: The Russians and their trolls

Monday, Mar 12 - There really was, the Justice Department is saying, a Russian influence operation to interfere in the U.S. political system during the 2016 presidential election, and it really was at the expense of Hillary Clinton and in favor of Donald Trump.

Vira Vira Equinox

Saturday, Mar 10 - Vira Vira revising her favorites, given recent revelations.

New Marlborough selectmen will benefit from public hearing on marijuana facility

Friday, Mar 9 - In her letter to the editor, Lucinda Shmulsky writes: “If the Board of Selectmen in the Town of New Marlborough, hosts an Open Public Hearing on March 12th in compliance with Massachusetts General Laws it is not only for the benefit of the citizens, but more importantly for the town board members as well.”

Truth be told — again

Friday, Mar 9 - Those kids put their bodies on the line and shamed a nation into finally paying attention. And it worked.

To be or not to be: The future of the Monterey School resides with voters

Sunday, Mar 4 - In her letter to the editor, Carol Edelman writes: "The student census and distribution make it clear that although many of us have great sentimental attachment and fond memories of our kindergarten, there is no justification for a program in Monterey in the foreseeable future."

 Lipstick on a pig

Thursday, Mar 1 - In her letter to the editor, Lucinda Shmulsky of New Marlborough writes: “You know you are in deep trouble when 50 well-informed citizens show up to your meeting with many more facts and unanswered questions than either the applicant of the Planning Board members are prepared to answer.”