She has the resume, the education, the experience and the determination to lead our fine city forward. While her message honors and respects our past and knows it is important to all of us, Lynette is driven and motivated by what the City of North Adams can become.
I recognize that many of you still have questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines. Over the last 18 months, publicly available scientific information about COVID-19 and its vaccines has changed rapidly. As the chief medical officer of Berkshire Health Systems, I believe that everyone should have access to the important information needed to make informed decisions about their health.
If our community had been faced with a COVID-19 crisis in the 1970s, local community health leaders would have been the first to mobilize. They would have asked: Who needs our help? Where do we find them? Who's driving?
I sympathize with the people on Holmes Road with their bridge in disrepair. Just come on out to the Peck's Road Causeway, Hancock area, and you'll see more barrels and barriers and one-lane lights in such a small area.
Ron Reda spent a decade in the Navy, the first the half in the Navy's "silent service" and then five years serving up dinner in the White House. He ended his service to the country in 2000 as a petty officer.
It's summertime in Massachusetts, which means more people will be spending time outdoors. With the increasing number of black bears found in many areas of Massachusetts, it is important for all residents to know how to prevent problems.
A citizens' letter read during public comment at the May 13 Mount Greylock Regional School District Committee (MGRSD) and a second letter giving "unwavering support" to the Diversity Equity Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) initiative seem to have sparked controversy. The article covering that meeting (iBerkshires, May 17, 2021) seems to have fueled the fire. Hoping that context helps to clarify, some additional information is provided below.
Steven Schultze served his country in the Marine Corps from 1997 to 2019, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. Growing up, he had a desire to give something back as his dad and uncles were Marines during the Vietnam War era.