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STOCKBRIDGE — When I was young, I regularly roamed the halls of the Berkshire Museum. I learned about vast oceans and fields through collections of shells and minerals, birds and predators. I envisioned Arctic exploration and native life. I … more
NEW YORK CITY — Margaret Atwood wrote "The Handmaid's Tale," her dystopian novel about a near-future, totalitarian patriarchal theocracy, in 1985. It appeared in the middle of the Reagan years, and as a Canadian she was looking south at a … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — From time to time, I do these diabetes awareness classes at various nursing homes, assisted living facilities and even in private homes. This is probably because I don't charge anything. I actually couldn't imagine charging … more
The Mark Belanger Memorial Park, which features several athletic fields, is located at the corner of Newell and East streets in Pittsfield.The park was dedicated in 2008 to my classmate, Mark Belanger, who sadly had passed away 10 years earlier. … more
PITTSFIELD — President Donald Trump, as a presidential candidate, fancifully said, "I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose votes."But now that he is a sitting president, there is a real, open … more
PITTSFIELD — As members of the Steering Committee of the Berkshire Democratic Brigades, we wholeheartedly support the nurses at Berkshire Medical Center in their ongoing efforts to negotiate a fair contract with the hospital administration.One … more
PITTSFIELD — On June 17, Friends of St. Mary the Morning Star Parish sent a certified letter to Bishop Rozanski/Diocese of Springfield about the status of St. Mary's campus on Tyler Street. We have not had a response. We would like to share … more
Republicans are traditionally vehemently against the interference of the government in the affairs of the states and in the lives of citizens, but that's really a myth. It's a selective stance that goes out the window whenever the opposite stance … more
You say, "I'm going to Alaska." They say, "Wow." Or, "You'll love it." Or, "It's on my bucket list." Or, dismally, "Mosquitoes. So many mosquitoes." We worried on the airplane that we should have bought more bug spray, although it seemed obvious … more
LENOX — You've gotta love the Trump kids. They make their dad look almost like a statesman. LOL.Donald Jr. salivated over the prospect of learning about Hillary Clinton's allegedly criminal misdeeds from a representative of a hostile … more
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