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Letter: Stephanie Bosley Best Person for Representative

I think the best person for this job is Stephanie Bosley. She has been talking about her political and work experience and how that has shaped her ideas as well as her commitment to this area in a way that is refreshing and different.

Letter: Bullett Endorses Blackmer for State Representative

I believe Lisa will be a zealous advocate for the needs of the communities that comprise the 1st Berkshire District. She will be able to work collaboratively with fellow legislators to address the issues of concern to our economy and community and work in partnership with local officials.

Letter: Stephanie Bosley Will Provide Fresh Ideas in Boston

I believe she will be a tremendous advocate for our region, particularly on environmental and agricultural issues.

Letter: Bosley Is the Best Candidate

But regardless of the experience of each candidate, the job requires that our representative shows the ability to work with others to get things done.

Letter: Bosley, Fresh & Ready to Be Our State Representative

When Stephanie Bosley says she is ready to be our 1st Berkshire District state representative, by making positive change from a fresh perspective, I believe her.

Letter: Rockwell Paintings Hold Special Meaning for Local Scouts

As a lifelong Berkshire County resident and a multi-year Boy Scout leader, I am appalled by the Berkshire Museum's plans to auction off the best of their art collection, including two original Rockwells, gifted by the artist himself.

Letter: Recovery in North Berkshire

Addiction, and the mental health issues that surround it, are challenges that many find hard to talk about and feel helpless to address. However, there are positive and affirming actions we can take to respond to the epidemic of addiction.

Letter: Voting for Mayor, City Council More Important Than for President

Let me highlight just a few reasons why voting in the mayor and city council elections are important to you:

Letter: First Berkshire District Needs John Barrett

There's an important election coming up on Oct. 10. Democratic and independent voters will go to the polls to elect their choice for the Democratic candidate for state representative of the 1st Berkshire District to replace the late Gail Cariddi.

Letter: Clarksburg School Project Not a Good Investment

I believe greatly in investing in infrastructure and in education particularly. As a father to two special education students I am especially sensitive to the importance of public schools being able to well serve their local populations.

Guest Column: Berkshire Museum's New Vision Ensures Future

The museum's Board of Trustees wanted to take this opportunity to share our views of the future and long-term goals that will ensure that our cherished institution will be able to enrich our community for at least another century. The reality is that our museum is facing a set of financial challenges that we must address, which requires making some difficult, and clearly, emotion-provoking decisions.

Letter: Ways to Protest Safely

With hate groups marching in cities across the U.S., it's tempting to attend to show opposition. However, direct confrontation will only escalate tensions. Hate-mongers are always wrong. Let them be wrong a little farther away from you in order to de-escalate the cycle a bit.

Letter: Turn Off Your Cell Phones During Theater Performances

A cell phone stopped the show at Shakespeare & Company. During a particularly intense scene of Lynn Nottage's extraordinary "Intimate Apparel," the amazing actor Nehassaiu deGannes broke the fourth wall but stayed in the rage of her character

Letter: Comments on the Recommendation of the Berkshire County Education Task Force

Like many others, I appreciate the time the members of the Berkshire Educational Task Force have spent on a challenging and important problem. Their recommendation is being discussed in a variety of places, and thus merits a response.

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