Ag Chair says prohibitionists want to deny farmers the chance to benefit from legal marijuana and prioritize their bucolic rural views, made bucolic by the very farmers they are standing against, over the local economy.More
Hello friends and neighbors,
Your elected Planning Board and the Agricultural Commission have displayed a remarkable amount of unity and thoughtfulness in the past few weeks as we emerge from the densest fog of the pandemic and the date of the town meeting grows near. Two conflicting, confusing, and deficient articles are posted to the townMore
Stay at Williamstown’s Annual Town Meeting to vote on proposed marijuana bylaws Article 33 (Limited Indoor) and Article 34 (Widespread Outdoor). The only sensible path forward is YES on 33 and NO (or postpone) 34.More
A few months ago, a good friend whose political wisdom I respect, stated she just wished “the Squad” (the progressive Democratic congresswomen of color elected in 2018) would shut up. She asked whether their vocal challenges to the conventional Democratic Party leaders and larger political system undermines the need for a unified Democratic Party’s planMore
November 10, 2019
Letter To the Editor:
Berkshire residents have a unique opportunity on Tuesday, November 19 from 6-9PM to speak out against the enormous problem of big money in politics at a Citizens Commission Town Hall Meeting at the St. Stephens Church in Pittsfield.
Editor’s Note: This letter was sent to the Greylock Glass after months of waiting for a response from the Berkshire Eagle. The author sent it to us on the eve of a visit by Richard Neal’s challenger, Alex Morse, to a local issues political group. He thought our readers might be interested.
April 9th, 2019
To the editor:
I wanted to comment on something Jess Sweeney said in her recent Greylock Glass interview. It is something I have been struggling to articulate myself for a long time, and she nailed it in an insightful and intelligent way.
The Mt Greylock School Committee will host a public forum on Tuesday, July 30, at 6pm in the MGRS cafeteria, to hear comments on the proposed artificial turf field for the high school, and we urge community members to attend. The Phase II Capital Gift Subcommittee—so named because its role is to determine how toMore
To Wiliamstown’s Voters
Dante Birch deserves to be elected to the Williamstown Planning Board. He is not only well informed about the proposals the Board has been debating, but he is also committed to listening carefully to townspeople and to gauging the possible implications of every planning proposal.
To the Editor:
I have been involved in Williamstown government for many years, but until today I have not publicly endorsed any candidate for elected town office. I am breaking my habit now to endorse Dante Birch for the Williamstown Planning Board because he possesses the personal qualities that are essential to the success and credibilityMore