Vol. I No. 01 8/6/2020
Introducing Stockbridge Updates
The 30 towns and villages of Berkshire are the last examples of pure democratic rule. That means we the people run the towns. However, residents do not always know about all the issues under consideration. Voters do not always have all the facts when it is time to vote. Since this is a democracy – a government of by and for the people, we the people should know more. Stockbridge Updates is dedicated to bringing you the information you need. To inform without opinions or pressure and give you what you need to make your own decisions.
About Stockbridge Updates: Stockbridge Updates is a periodic newsletter delivered through email and the web. The goal is to improve town communication and government transparency. Stockbridge Updates will present the facts about a wide range of issues.
We believe there is a place for opinion. We believe facts and opinions are different, therefore, opinion pieces will be clearly marked, and the opinion holder clearly identified. To share your opinion: email us directly at the address below and let us know how we are doing. Submit an opinion piece or click at the end of any item and post your comment. Also please let us know what subjects you would like us to address.
Please sign-up to receive Stockbridge Updates via email by filling out the form on the right. Feel free to forward or share this newsletter. And please email us at the address below to let us know how we are doing; to submit an opinion piece, tell us what subjects you want us to cover, and to answer our survey question. First survey question: do you think we should have an editorial board? If yes how should we select editorial board members?
Carole Owens, Editor