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Letter To The Editor12:00AM / Monday, January 29, 2007
The iBerkhsires.com "Letters to the Editor" page is under construction. The following is a letter from Williamstown Town Manager Peter Fohlin.
The editorial in Monday's Berkshire Eagle supported Mayor Barrett's threatened suit against TimeWarner, and encouraged "other North Berkshire officials" to join in. While we appreciate the support and encouragement, it seems that TimeWarner officials aren't the only ones who "don't realize that Northern Berkshire County is in Massachusetts." Aren't Pittsfield, Lee, Great Barrington, and about thirty other Berkshire towns in Massachusetts?
When I check the channel lineups on-line, it appears that Lee and Pittsfield have only one Boston station. In fact, that's where our problem starts.
The demise of our Adelphia head-end in North Adams and the merger with "Central Berkshires" served through Pittsfield out of Albany are at the root of our loss. We can't expect to have better service up here in the corner when the rest of Berkshire County has already been colonized by New York and Connecticut.
Let's not divide against ourselves as so often happens with these artificial boundaries between North, Central, and Southern Berkshires. Get out of the cheering section and into the fight. Your need to be connected to the Boston heartbeat is just as great as ours. TimeWarner needs to hear that all of Berkshire County stands united - and in Massachusetts.
Peter L. Fohlin
|PLEASE...someone with sense listen......|
|from: Rose||on: 01-30 00:00:00-2007|
|I agree. If every town in Berkshire County unites, we can get Time Warner to listen to us.|
|from: Steve||on: 01-29 00:00:00-2007|
|from: Glenn Drohan||on: 01-29 00:00:00-2007|