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NORTH ADAMS — Congratulations to the Eagle Street Initiative.Following my column last week, the group met its $25,000 goal for a Patronicity campaign that is going to go toward aesthetic improvements to Eagle Street in North Adams, and … more
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following President Trump's decision to strike Syria, the military-industrial complex emerged in full force to applaud the start of yet another military intervention in the Middle East. Fareed Zakaria, a prominent critic of … more
LENOX — Are international tourists less likely to visit the Berkshires — or anywhere else in the U.S. for that matter — because of words and proposed deeds by the Trump administration that seem unwelcoming or worse?The head of the … more
PITTSFIELD — The United States is now confronted with a public health crisis precipitated by the current assault on the necessity of childhood immunizations. A growing number of parents now hesitate or refuse to vaccinate their children.A … more
PITTSFIELD — Since the establishment of crowdfunding sites such as GoFundMe, Kickstarter, and Patreon, individuals and teams on the internet have been able to subvert traditional means of publishing and distribution by cutting out the middle … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — My modest collection of Berkshire literary curiosities includes a 5x8-inch sheet of paper with the fourth stanza of "Home" handwritten and signed by the poet Dora Read Goodale, "Seattle, Wash., June 16, 1914." It may have … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — The Berkshires have come alive. Right outside our back door, a papa and mama dove have taken possession of last years' robin's nest.Mama sits there while papa protects the nest and flies at anyone who comes too close. It is … more
By Derek Gentiledgentile@berkshireeagle.comPITTSFIELD — As some people know, I'm fairly militant about people who park their cars in handicapped accessible spots without a handicap license plate or placard. In fact, in Great Barrington, if I … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — Elizabeth Kolbert has won the American Academy of Art and Letters 2017 Blake-Dodd Award for achievement in nonfiction."I was really thrilled and also, I have to say totally surprised to hear about the award," Kolbert, 55, wrote … more
What's in a name? My grandmother has told me what's in mine so many times that it is engraved in my memory forever.Jadesola, meaning: "Born into wealth, wealth of family." This definition is true. If family members were currency, I could retire … more
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