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Whose decline is more severe: Joe Biden’s or the news media’s?

The decisive problem right now isn't Joe Biden or the press; it is what is being done to the American people.

School renovation planning conducted in public meetings

"What is untrue and troubling is the accusations that anyone representing Monument Matters or the District lied or hid any option from the public." -- Stephen C. Bannon, chairman of the Berkshire Hills School Committee

High school renovation proposal is ‘sane, sound, intelligent’

In her letter, Julia Erickson of Housatonic calls on voters in the Berkshire Hills School District to wake up to the real need to renovate Monument Mountain High School: "By not investing now, when we have this incredible opportunity to get almost HALF the cost of this project paid for by the state of Massachusetts, is foolish. We will not have this opportunity again for a decade or more."

Invest in our children’s future; invest in renovation

Dr. Mark Sprague of Stockbridge writes: "I urge the voting community of Berkshire Hills Regional School District to make sure that they have all the necessary information they need to make an informed decision and to vote proactively on Election Day for our children's future and renovate Monument Mountain High School."

Future school consolidation: The drawbacks and benefits

“This is a clash of economic concerns with educational concerns. It’s going to be an ongoing theme. At what point does it get too expensive?" --Carl Stewart, chairman of the Southern Berkshire Regional School Committee

There are viable alternatives for high school renovation

Great Barrington resident David Long explains why his 'Draft Alternative Plan' to the proposed renovation of Monument Mountain Regional High School explores viable options not considered by the Berkshire Hills Building Committee.

‘Alternative approach’ to Monument renovation is fatally flawed

Richard Coons, chair of the Monument Mountain Regional High School Building Committee advises that the so-called Alternative Approach to Renovating Monument "reflects a lack of knowledge of virtually every aspect of law, building planning, design, construction and educational program needs."

Misinformation distorts the real need for high school renovation

Berkshire Hills Regional School Committee member Rich Bradway deplores the misinformation and what he terms outright lies being circulated about the reasons for the proposed renovation of Monument Regional High School. He sets the record straight.

Community mourns John Krahm, 59, beloved educator

Family, friends and colleagues paint the picture of a humble, hard-working man, a generous spirit who gave his time and love to legions of youth -- troubled or not -- and to everyone who crossed his path, including those he didn’t even know.

Bits and bytes from the Berkshires

Bits and bytes of news: No. Six Depot needs your vote; Muddy Brook PTA wins national award; peace and yoga on the shore of Lake Mansfield; Gina Hyams seeks Tanglewood picnic recipes.

Renovate the high school? Can we afford not to?

Education research does show that students do better in updated schools with good lighting and ventilation, to name a few basics.

State gives green light to Nov. 4 vote on proposed Monument Mountain High School renovation

“Having the school project vote on Election Day this time is a game changer." -- Berkshire Hills School Committee member Rich Dohoney

New campaign for renovated high school gears up in Berkshire Hills

The new plan shaves $5 million off the original rejected proposal, reducing the annual tax bite by 26 percent.

School committee endorses Nov. 4 balloting on a downsized school renovation proposal

“You have to ask ‘What’s the risk?’ in taking this proposal to the voters. There are attitudes out there.” -- School Building Subcommittee Chair Richard Coons.
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