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DATELINE STOCKBRIDGE: On running for Stockbridge town moderator, a first step into politics

It sure does take a village to run one little campaign, and every kind word and helping hand was appreciated. Thank you.

Alan Chartock: Our insane gun culture

The point is that the gun does terrible things but is also representative of the inequality that exists in America.

Mass Shootings: The most obvious manifestation of a much larger problem

It would appear to be quite sensible to regulate guns as we regulate autos and their drivers ... and it would seem quite reasonable to require guns to be insured, at least for liabilities.

THEATRE REVIEW: Chester Theatre Company’s monotonous ‘On the Exhale’ lacks intensity

It's a story that moves people but never really gets to where it should be.

“It’s not just opinions flying around the room”: The Berkshire Conversation Project considers gun violence

One local group of about a dozen people has started a conversation about guns by learning how not to interrupt each other.

The lessons of Sandy Hook

In her letter to the editor Susan Olshuff of Lenox writes: “As we reflect this holiday season, let us honor all victims of gun violence by turning tragedy into transformation.”

POEM: Skipping with a rope in Pa

Soft whispers and the cure of moonlight/ Fade into what might have been/ A waking dream foretold perhaps/ Amongst popcorn and a silent movie

To combat bullying ‘Start With Hello’ Week promotes a culture of inclusion for young people

In her letter Susan Olshuff writes:  “Young people who are isolated can become victims of bullying, violence, and depression.”

Harrington has the tenacity to achieve change

We continue to read the deaths of our children, relatives, friends and neighbors from the drug epedimic, escalating gun violence, and domestic violence and sexual assault at alarming rates.

March for Our Lives: Parkland students visit Sandy Hook

I found it heartbreaking that these kids’ youths have been taken from them, that they must travel with counselors and bodyguards. 

News Briefs: Mass. Senate passes life sciences bond bill; Mass. has second lowest gun suicide rate

The bill extends the state’s life sciences tax incentive program for another 10 years, proposes millions of dollars in grants to community colleges and vocational schools to increase employment opportunities, and authorizes spending on initiatives to promote regional efforts to advance innovations in bio-manufacturing.

BCD joins national student walkout calling for strict gun controls, safer schools

Thousands of students nationwide are protesting the epidemic of school shootings. Gun violence in schools and the slaughter of school children has become a weekly affair. So far in 2018 there have been 20 school shootings, an average of 1.25 per week.

Simon’s Rock students march for safety, joining national student walkout

One-fourth of the Simon’s Rock student body joined the national student protest for increased gun control. “It’s really inspiring to see these students get involved in what is happening in the world and in their community,” said Selectman Ed Abrahams, who attended the protest. “Our country and our community need this energy, this involvement."

‘The Children’s March’ at The Mahaiwe, in support of the April 20 National School Walkout

“By next Friday, every school kid in America will have experienced at least three events where they have no doubt wondered how long they must endure the tolerance for guns that has torn apart the fabric of this country and endangered their lives.” -- Documentary filmmaker Bobby Houston, on the screening of his film 'The Children's March'

EDGECAST VIDEO: March for Our Lives in New York City

Ben Hillman recorded this video of the March 24 March for our Lives in New York City, one of hundreds of such marches nationwide prompted by the February 14 slaughter of 17 high school students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. During the marches hundreds of thousands expressed their outrage at the prevalence of guns, assault weapons, gun violence, and the cowardice of Congress in not enacting gun control measures to keep our children safe.

For the Students (and All) Who March Against Gun Violence

A deadly silence has been living too long in the corridors of power.

LEONARD QUART: Marching with the young

My political anger towards those who hold power remains intact. But today on an NYC March I began to feel something has changed.
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