|Letter: Question 2 Contrary to the Commonwealth|
To the Editor:
Charter schools are an expensive proposition in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with no oversight from our locally elected officials. This year over $400 million will be diverted from local school districts to fund these privately managed schools.
The broad coalition that has organized against this misguided
|MCLA to Host 2nd Annual Berkshire Natural History Conference |
NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — The second annual Berkshire Natural History Conference will feature presentations by local and regional naturalists as well as acclaimed authors on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Church Street Center.
"This annual event will bring natural history home to the Berkshires,"
|Kennedy Rallies Berkshire Dems For Final Election Push|
Those in attendance gathered for a quick group photo before heading back to work on the campaign efforts for Democratic candidates.
PITTSFIELD, Mass. — There is a lot of frustration with politics, especially on the national level, shown throughout this campaign season. While local Democrats say they understand it, they
|Biz Briefs: Canyon Ranch Unveils Luxury Residences in Lenox|
Luxury living: Canyon Ranch has launched Canyon Ranch Residences at Bellefontaine, a collection of exquisitely-designed condominiums at its 120-acre Lenox. location. William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty Great Barrington, Mass., agents Gladys Montgomery and Marc Bachman will serve as the exclusive sales and marketing agents for the
|Berkshires Beat: Cheshire Celebrates Halloween|
Spooktacular: The Cheshire Elementary School PTG hosted its annual Halloween Dance Party on Friday, Oct. 21, in the school auditorium. DJ Bob Heck of Bob Heck Entertainment played music and games with the kids. The kids danced and played the night away.
The Hoosac Valley Cheerleaders came and volunteered their time to help run the game and
|Letter: David vs Goliath|
To the Editor:
My comments about the Massachusetts Senate race for our district: Berkshire, Hampshire, Hampden and Franklin).
I watched debates, read the articles, saw and heard local TV and radio appearances and have seen Facebook posts for both candidates. There are major differences between the two! Hurrah, a clear choice.
|Letter: Support Community Preservation Act|
To the Editor:
Becket passed the [Community Preservation Act] law in 2009. The projects that have been approved since passage are projects that otherwise would have been difficult for the town to fund in a timely manner. We passed the law after almost two years of public outreach and public hearings.
We have a 1.5 percent surcharge,
|'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back': Doesn't Quite Grab You|
It is what it is.
I contemplated saving approximately 805 words by simply having the above overworked phrase stand as my review of director Edward Zwick's "Jack Reacher: Never Go Back." However, despite its relatively appropriate description of this action-thriller starring Tom Cruise as the title maverick, fear of a random
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