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DALTON — When the kids were young we had a Sandra Boynton board book called "Opposites." It contained the usual pairs: big-little, up-down, quiet-loud. Grammarians refer to the pairs as antonyms, and I have always been a fan.Reflecting on my … more
We all know that Hillary won the popular vote so you would think that Donald J. Trump would get the message and maybe meet those in the majority who voted for her sort of halfway.In New York, where I work, and in Massachusetts, where I live, there … more
NEW YORK — I wouldn't expect Trump's choice for an ambassador to Israel to be any less egregious than his cabinet appointee to the EPA, Scott Pruitt — a man with a record of opposition to almost all governmental environmental regulation … more
It was the beast of times, it was the wurst of times, it was the age of facts, it was the age of their alternatives, it was the epoch of Twitter, it was the epoch of Tinder, it was the season of gaslighting, it was the season of the witch, it was … more
My first memory is sitting on the carpet in my living room and hearing the smooth tones of rhythm and blues.Since my family had a disdain for television, a clunky stereo system was the centerpiece of my home, glowing as it played notes. The sound … more
SPRINGFIELD — The history and ideals of representative government demand regional diversity be reflected by our Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. more
What started as a hamburger joint in front of rental cabins on Route 20 in Hancock became one of the area's nicest restaurants during baby-boom years.I remember Ida and John's for its great made-from-scratch food and good prices. It was owned by … more
HONG KONG — The blizzard of controversial executive orders and tweets from the White House has been driving coverage of President Donald Trump's early weeks in office, much as intended by him and top advisors Steve Bannon and Jeff Sessions. … more
STOCKBRIDGE — For more than 200 years, a hotel has sat at the corner of South and West Streets in Pittsfield. There currently is the Crowne Plaza, which The Eagle reported earlier this month is facing foreclosure proceedings. more
BOSTON — Western Massachusetts has a critical role to play in the Trump era. Our own Rep. Richard Neal has risen to the top Democratic post in arguably the most powerful committee in Washington — the one that controls the purse strings, … more
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