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Letter: Zoning Proposals in Williamstown 'Not Ready for Prim Time'

To be frank, most of these articles are simply not ready for prime time.

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Letter: Why Williamstown's Zoning Proposals Should be Tabled

I am writing in response to Peter Beck's letter of June 12, which argues that at town meeting, Williamstown residents should "discuss" the 10 articles the Planning Board has put forward and then vote them up or down.

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Letter: Re-Elect Gordon Hubbard to Lanesborough Select Board

I support the re-election of Gordon Hubbard to the Select Board in the town of Lanesborough.

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Letter: Williamstown Planning Board Proposals

Perhaps the Planning Board should have spent more time reaching out to all the town's citizenry long before any town meeting.

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Letter: Let Town Meeting Vote on the Zoning Proposals

The Planning Board split its work into 10 articles because they're not an interconnected, inseverable mass. They are all about allowing more homes to be built in Williamstown, but they do that work in different ways, in different parts of town.

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Letter: Not NIMBY, It's Common Sense

We simply ask our fellow residents to wait a year until our $180,000 Comprehensive Town Plan is complete before approving radical changes. Shouldn't zoning implement our Comprehensive Plan, not the other way around?

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Letter: Zoning Changes Will Have Cumulative Effects

The Planning Board has put forward 10 warrant articles total. Contrary to claims of only "tweaking around the margins," these articles encompass many and, in some cases, radical changes affecting nearly everyone in town.

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Letter: Williamstown Planning Board Proposals

A holistic approach to town zoning is far preferable. Selectively passing one or two of the failed Planning Board's proposed zoning changes amounts to spot zoning. All related articles should be tabled or voted down.

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Letter: Williamstown's Proposed Zoning Changes Will Help Make Town More Diverse

In order to have a diverse community where those who work here can live here, we need to pass Warrant Articles 39, 40 and 41.

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Veteran Spotlight: Army Sgt. Christine Zecker

Christine Zecker served her country in Army as a sergeant from 1989 to 1998. She enlisted on Halloween night at 21 years of age and was sent to basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., where she was platoon leader for her class.

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Letter: E-Scooters Injuries: A New Epidemic

With the advent of the Bird e-scooters in Pittsfield, available to anyone with a license, a few cents, and a cell phone, I hope that Berkshire Medical Center's emergency room is ready for the traumatic brain injuries coming down the road.

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Letter: Voters Should Reject Changes to RR Zone

It is hard not to conclude that town voters should reject the Planning Board's proposed articles with respect to our Rural Residence districts.

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Letter: Kuttner for Planning Board

Ken Kuttner will make a wonderful addition to the Williamstown Planning Board.

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Letter: DeMayo-Wall Running for Planning Board

We are becoming a town with a "missing middle." Those at the high end, with significant wealth, can afford to buy the scarce market-rate housing.

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Letter: Jane Patton for Williamstown Select Board

Over the past two years, Jane has shown up every day, listened empathically and worked diligently to build back the trust that was lost with many in the community. She asked the difficult questions, held people accountable and made the tough decisions.

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Letter: Vote DeMayo-Wall for Planning Board

Vote for Carin DeMayo-Wall for Planning Board. She's smart, energetic, and knowledgeable. And not naive.

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Letter: Planning Board Candidate Carin DeMayo-Wall

I am writing in support of Carin DeMayo-Wall for Planning Board. I believe that her connection to and ongoing involvement in our town and our issues makes her the best person for the job.

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Letter: Support for Williamstown Planning Board Recommendations

I support the Williamstown Planning Board's bylaw recommendations. They represent a good first step towards reducing the artificial barriers in our decades-old zoning map.

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Letter: Support Ken Kuttner for Planning Board

We are so blessed to have two thoughtful, dedicated community members running for the open Planning Board seat. I'm writing to share my support for Ken Kuttner because of the vision and approach he will bring to the planning board at this time.

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Column: Young Wildlife Belong in the Wild

When people see young animals alone, they often mistakenly assume these animals are helpless or lost, in trouble or needing to be rescued. Bringing young wildlife into a human environment often results in permanent separation from their mothers and a sad ending for the animal.

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Letter: Petition to Have Police Body and Dashboard Cams

I have put together a petition put before the Pittsfield City Council to have the Pittsfield Police equipped with body cameras and car dashboard cameras, which they currently do not. The petition has 105 signatures. The signatures were gathered at a "Justice for Miguel" demonstration in Pittsfield.

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Veteran Spotlight: Marine Cpl. Pete Belmonte

Pete Belmonte served his country in the Marine Corps from 1989 to 1994. A mere 10 days after his graduation, he was standing on Parris Island.

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Letter: April Is National Volunteer Month

We're taught from a very young age that we will feel good if we help others. It's true, volunteering gives us a sense of meaning, of purpose.

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Letter: Bilal for Williamstown Select Board

He has deep roots in this town: his ancestors lived and worked here. He is committed to an approach based in kindness and inclusion. He is the candidate who can and will help us reach a new, inclusive and more equitable chapter in our town's history.

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Letter: This Issue Is Not Biking, It Is Springside

What the PR pundits tell us is not the real story, it is a Trojan horse for the invasion of the park, and once lost it can not be regained.

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