To the editor of THE EAGLE:
I drive by Plunkett School on my way to work every morning, and it’s so sad to see that building being torn down to rubble. I went to school there 55 years ago, from kindergarten through sixth grade. Among the great teachers I had were Dorothy McGee (my favorite teacher of all time), George Pellerin and Mildred St. James (the strictest teacher I ever had).
Why in the world do we tear down old, historic buildings? The worst example of destroying one of the most beautiful buildings in Pittsfield was our train station on West Street. As a kid, I used to go to the train station with my brother and I remember all the beautiful marble that was inside.
It’s so sad to see that happen. As the old saying goes, "They don’t make ‘em like they used to."