I went to the Stockbridge Select Board meeting Monday and want to thank Chuck Cardillo for the way he conducted the meeting. As the new Select Board Chairman he was interested in what everyone had to say. There was a large crowd of engaged citizens, expressing their opinions, involved and wishing to solve problems. Chuck was in no rush and recognized everyone who wished to speak. Chuck was never condescending; never excluded anyone. He created an atmosphere where everyone felt comfortable to speak.

I have been traveling and whether traveling or just listening to the news, there is so much strife in the world. This was the welcome sound of home. At the end of the meeting Chuck apologized for some misstep he had made. He said he was new to the post and learning as he went along. It is so nice to see someone in a position of power be humble.

Nice to be home.

Mary Hart