Vol. II No. 01 1/1/2021
USA TODAY named Winterlights at Naumkeag "The Best Light Show in the Country". Photo by Todd Ehrlich President, T-LineTV.
Hearing from You
At the end of this issue of Stockbridge Updates, the first issue of 2021, there are some very nice letters. Kind words are very welcome and gratifying. Thank you.
We look forward to your letters. We will consider every one unless...
What is excluded from SU?
SU does not print any article or email that contains name-calling.
Disagreement is energizing; a sound argument in support or in opposition is welcome. Attacking individuals is not.
One email asked that we reprint an opinion piece that appeared in The Berkshire Eagle. We want to be original, not imitative, and plagiarism would be as unwelcome as defamation.
All submissions are limited to 400 words or less. If the subject matter requires more, we invite the contributor to submit a two-part article or opinion.
Why 400 words?
SU is opened online in an email account. It is the opposite of a broadside or even a book. That is, it is long not wide. To go from one article or image, your eye moves continually down, not across. If the entry is over long, readers' eyes tire. They stop reading and start skipping. SU is designed to keep the eye moving. Short pieces interspersed with photos or images helps. SU is written for your information and your pleasure. We want you to read it. We try and make it easy to read.
My father always said: The eleventh commandment is "Thou shalt not bore". Therefore, the other reason to limit word count is to limit asides, digressions and over-elaboration.
Many tell me that they read the whole issue. I hope everyone does.
Carole Owens, Managing Editor