Although Chief Justice John Roberts displayed an underwhelmingly passive style when presiding over the Senate impeachment proceedings last January, the last two weeks have seen him assert his powers in unexpected ways.
The sermon by Rev. Sloan Letman IV of the Congregational Church built on the theme of the service. Sloan wove modern motifs, politics and current events into the complex fabric of the struggle for human rights and justice.
Anti-democratic governments, which thrive on obfuscating truth, seek to delegitimize and suppress scientists and other authoritative voices that offer accurate information that can be used to hold the government to account… So people who live near facilities that emit carcinogens or other hazardous pollutants are likely to be breathing more of them than before.
Berkshire County residents have been vehemently and consistently opposed to dumping PCB waste in any of the three locations that GE has proposed – Woods Pond, Rising Pond, and Lenox Dale. EPA’s final permit required GE to transport all PCB waste off-site to a licensed PCB disposal facility.
On Inauguration Day, I headed for Washington, D.C., my hometown, with three other Berkshire women… our hostess — who is the wife of a long-time career foreign-service officer — offered “Democracy is not a spectator sport.”
In his letter to the editor, State Rep. William ‘Smitty’ Pignatelli writes: “Because our parents taught us that public service is part of the responsibility of citizenship, my siblings and I followed their example all the way to the White House.
“Trump doesn’t like to lose. If he doesn’t make renewables a priority, he will lose to the countries that are working to be clean energy leaders.”
— Maya van Rossum, head of Delaware Riverkeeper Network
Bill was involved in his community as a volunteer at Hospice of Northern Virginia as a care giver. He volunteered at St. Ann’s Infant Home in Washington, D.C., caring for children with special needs and those he said “needed love.”