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PITTSFIELD — I'm a member of a group of Facebook people on a site called "Adams Informed," which is a site that talks about events and topics concerning my hometown of Adams. One of the more recent kerfuffles is a sort of mini-uproar about the … more
NEW YORK — Off to Portland Oregon, my head filled with images of a city where the coffee is locally roasted, the politics generally progressive, food-to-table restaurants are everywhere, breweries producing craft beer abound, marijuana can be … more
PITTSFIELD — President Trump is expected to release his next proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as early as today. It is now understood the proposed legislation will give states the option to repeal two major … more
Being an intern at Multicultural BRIDGE has exposed me to the burgeoning development of activism within Berkshire County, and has given me countless topics to base my columns upon.Every Thursday morning I take a short drive to Lee and settle into … more
Plans to restore the old Capitol Theatre marquee in front of the Ralph J. Froio Senior Center brought back my memories of the seven Pittsfield theaters I frequented as a kid in the 1950s.They all had marquees or a canopy that projected over the … more
ADAMS — Adams is a special place. I first came to learn just how special it is when I moved to town in 2006.My husband, Pete, and I were looking for a place to call home after moving to Massachusetts from central New York. I distinctly … more
BANGKOK — The Trump administration's introduction of "alternative facts" into the national discussion — the largest turn-out in inaugural history, global warming is a hoax, etc. — seems to have spread to Thailand. This is where the … more
HONG KONG — The clearing out and shuttering of St. Joseph's High School evokes memories for those who went there. Many recall their student days with fondness and nostalgia, and I am happy for them.But it cannot honestly be said that every … more
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
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