Why are we honoring a massacre? On the other hand, how many monuments are there to Native American maltreatment? It’s a rare admission of how fiercely we wrestled New England from its indigenous people.
Foot patrol has recently become a part of police policy in Great Barrington. Great Barrington police Chief William Walsh said that all officers on day and evening shifts are required to spend a minimum of an hour on the street.
“We are not trying to handcuff the selectmen. This is a transitional moment, and we have had insufficient discussion about the future and what kind of management structure we do want. We need to participate in this discussion, and you need to give voice to the people.”
— Stockbridge resident Nina Ryan, opposing the proposed enhanced authority for the Town Administrator
In his letter to the editor, former Stockbridge Police Chief Rick Wilcox writes: “Stockbridge voters should take comfort from the knowledge that the genesis of the 1839 Town House, now the rear portion of the current Town Hall, was created out of a much more acrimonious environment.”