To the editor:

I, for one, have not seen any published financial statements that support the Berkshire Museum's legal team's claim that the museum is indisputably in a dire financial situation. "Indisputably" and "dire" are very strong words and the timing of their use serves to make one think that their legal team is just blowing smoke.

Also, if the museum is indisputably experiencing a dire financial situation, where are the monies needed to pay the legal fees coming from?

Until there are answers to these matters, I will find it difficult to trust anything that is said by the legal team regarding the museum's finances.

Robert Dillon Jr.,

Pittsfield