The town's voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide one of five five-year seats on the Planning Board.
That is the only contested race among the six positions on the ballot for the annual spring election.
The only way to solve the issues in our government, our political process, and our country is to make our voices heard. Whether it's a local, state, or national election, each of us has a civic duty to vote to make our government work for us the way it's supposed to.
It is a local election season like none we have seen before, and the town's two candidates in the only contested election on the ballot are missing out on opportunities to see the voters and make their case.
In addition to those two slots, voters will be asked elect three members of the Housing Authority, two members of the David and Joyce Milne Public Library Board of Trustees, and one member of the Planning Board.
Kennedy announced in September his decision to primary U.S. Sen. Edward Markey. The 39-year-old Democrat and grandson of Robert F. Kennedy said on Saturday morning that we're at "a moment of reckoning" in the country and his campaign will shine a spotlight on the things "we haven't done as well as we could have or should have."
Markey said Massachusetts — and the Berkshires — have been revolutionary leaders for progressive actions ranging from abolitionists and suffragists to the origins of the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage.