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Veteran Spotlight: A Vietnam Diary, Part II

The following is the diary of a local Marine who served in Vietnam in 1968.

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Letter: Support for Lynette Bond for mayor

She has the experience of working on the Rail Trail extension in Adams and has the passion to ensure we move forward with this critical project for the City of North Adams.

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Letter: Vote Bond for Mayor

Lynette Bond is the right choice for the future of North Adams. She will be a caring, effective, successful mayor for everyone in our city.

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Letter: Elect Lynette Bond for Mayor

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.

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Op-Ed: The Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines

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.

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Letter: Lynette Bond for Mayor

Lynette is everything you'd want in a mayor. She is honest, a great leader, has the tenacity to make tough decisions, and an amazing ability to inspire others to reach their goals.

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Letter: Biodegradable Straws Good for Environment

Plastic straws have been shown to injure wildlife particularly turtles and seals and the environment in general.

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Veteran Spotlight: Seaman John Bonacquisti

Bonaquisti served his country in Navy from 1944 to 1946 as a seaman, then as an electrician his last six months. He grew up in Pittsfield and left school at 18 to enlist.

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Guest Columnist: CHP's Mobile Health Unit Keeps Rolling

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?

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Injured Hummingbird Heals at Warm Lamp

When I awoke next morning, the little bird was still sitting there, perched on the warm rim. No more blood droplets were evident and the bird perked up at my approach.

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Letter: Bridge/Road repair

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.

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Veteran Spotlight: Navy Petty Officer Ron Reda

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.

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Letter: Thrill for Taconic to Play State Championship at Wahconah

As a high school coach, I cannot begin to describe the emotion and excitement that my players and coaches experienced on Monday during the MIAA D-III state championship at Wahconah Park.

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Never Thought You'd See a Bear? Think Again

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.

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Veteran Spotlight: Cpl. Adam Gonska

Cpl. Adam Gonska served his country in the Army Reserve as a battalion medic from 2011 to 2019.

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Vermont Fish & Wildlife: Pollinators in Peril

Many of Vermont's pollinator species are in peril, and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department would like to share a few simple suggestions to greatly benefit our essential pollinator species.

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Letter: Letter Writer Seeking Clarity on MGRSD's Diversity Initiative

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.

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Veteran Spotlight: Lt. Col. Steven Schultze

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.

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Letter: Vote for Cummings and Boskovich for Williamstown Select Board

Albert Cummings and Tony Boskovich want a return to moderation for our town.

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Letter: Vote on May 11

I am excited to endorse Albert Cummings for Select Board. I have known Albert for decades.

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Letter: Cannabis Cultivation in Williamstown

After a year of consultation, public forum, debate, site visits and research the Planning Board is proposing changes to the current bylaws that would restrict where and how cannabis can be grown.

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