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PITTSFIELD — "People now marvel at how it came to pass at how [he] was selected to be a representative of either party. The European powers will despise us because we have no better material out of which to make a president. His speeches have … more
Upon hearing that January 19th is National Resist Day, I found myself amused.Resisting is something that has always come rather easily to me. My mother used to call me a "difficult child," and all the babysitters of my youth would likely agree. … more
By Leonard QuartNEW YORK — I have recently read a couple of books that strikingly invoke childhood and adolescence. One of the two is "Another Brooklyn," Jacqueline Woodson's lyrical, fragmented, dream-like novel about coming of age as … more
By Dalton DelanWESTPORT, Ct. — On Inauguration Day, we celebrate the quadrennial culmination of our democratic process and the beginning of a fresh cycle. As the White House estate welcomes its new residents, the Fourth Estate faces grave … more
"Gung Ho Sun Hee" translates to Happy New Year in Chinese. On Jan. 27, 2017 the Chinese New Year begins and lasts for seven days.Originally a holiday in China when the country was largely agrarian, it kicked off the start of the farm season when … more
By Edward UdelDALTON — When I said good-bye to Harry the talking fly eight years ago, I was certain that I would never hear from him again. You may recall that Harry spent many hours in the folds of Dick Cheney's office drapery in the West … more
BECKET — I had barely left Iran when the wise heads at the Justice Ministry announced their latest move to protect the nation. They were banning "Clash of Clans," one of the world's best-selling video games. They said it … more
NORTH ADAMS — Wherever you fall on the political spectrum, you surely had some reaction to the president-elect yelling at a CNN reporter at a televised news conference.It's not something you see very often. You might have been outraged, or you … more
RICHMOND — When we were in high school my brother came home from a church conference and announced, with some pride and some surprise, that the youth group had elected a black kid as its new, regional president. In those days, we didn't say … more
By Rinaldo Del Gallo, IIIPITTSFIELD — Having parked in downtown Pittsfield, I recently found a note placed under the windshield wiper of my car: "Thank you for still being a proud Bernie Supporter. We must stick together in these precarious … more
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