Friday, June 21, 2024

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Tag: Mahidas

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Revised hotel plan does not address core economic concerns

In her letter to the editor, Maia Conty of Great Barrington writes: "Building an economic infrastructure dependent on imported wealth does not actually create a secure and sustainable local economy. It creates a servant/nobility-based economy."

Life in Great Barrington without tourists

In a letter to the editor, Dave Carpenter writes: "Tourist spending plays a large role in economically supporting so many of the things we love about the area. Would we have Tanglewood without tourists? Jacobs Pillow? The Mount? The Mahaiwe?"

Open letter to the Mahidas: Build the hotel, but respect the spirit of the bylaw

In a joint letter to the editor four concernedGreat Barrington residents write: "If they are truly listening, then surely they are getting the message: Tearing down Searles to put in a new oversized 95 room hotel while pretending to “preserve” the historic site is not acceptable."

For a sustainable future, consider other concepts for Searles School

In her letter to the editor, Maia Conty writes: “I am not in favor of the current hotel proposal because I believe we can foster and benefit from a tourist economy, while not surrendering the heart of our village life to it.”

2016 predictions for Great Barrington by Heebie GB

Heebie GB is a Great Barrington resident who enjoys snowshoeing, breadmaking, and receiving messages from the great beyond.

Projected claims for Searles School hotel gamble a village asset

In her letter to the editor, Sharon Gregory writes: "Many people value our year-around economy that anchors Great Barrington. The magnet is our Village Center and its distinctive offerings."

DIGBY: From ‘Great Battles in American History’

Digby reflects on the Great Barrington hotel war, a momentous struggle for dominance between two hoteliers.

The BERKSHIRE hotel: Let’s stay focused on the bylaw

In her letter to the editor, Anni Crofut of Housatonic writes: "I would respectfully ask our Selectboard to remember that a special permit is, indeed, special."

95-room hotel in Village Center – a desperate PR campaign

In her letter to the editor, Sharon Gregory of Great Barrington writes: "We are now seeing a public relations campaign, exaggerating the proposal's benefits and attempting to intimidate people who oppose it."

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