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BOSTON — Small businesses are the backbone of the Massachusetts economic engine. But many are under increasing economic pressure as they try to keep their doors open. Small businesses have two ways to stay in business: increase sales or lower … more
HONG KONG — A China-controlled group of 1,194 electors — too few to fill Pittsfield's Colonial Theatre — has just selected the next leader of Hong Kong's 7.5 million people. The ratio of voters to population speaks volumes about … more
STOCKBRIDGE — A series of events found me at Cranwell waiting out the Nor'easter of 2017. The representatives of Miraval and the Cranwell staff could not have been nicer. They kept me safe and warm. more
SPRINGFIELD — Having read The Berkshire Eagle's editorials and recent article regarding the Eversource distribution rate review, we're compelled to respond to what we feel has been the omission of significant information contained in the … more
NORTH ADAMS — Last week, 44,000 citizens of the Berkshires dodged a bullet as citizens of Massachusetts who faced losing their health insurance if the American Health Care Act was passed.This was a strange victory though — it meant the … more
RICHMOND — The storm-sized flashlights were out and scattered about for convenience, the large glass pitcher was full of water, the heat was turned up to make the house really warm, the slow cooker was bubbling, the small computer was … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — If you eat food, you rely on bees. One-third of the global food supply is pollinated by them. So, you might ask, why has President Trump delayed the Endangered Species Act protection for the disappearing Rusty Patched … more
LENOX — Since a local school is the beating heart of a small town, especially in our region's rural areas, a loss is keenly felt and results in a significant blow to community spirit and pride.No wonder the Adams-Cheshire Regional School … more
STOCKBRIDGE — President Trump has proposed elimination of funding for arts, culture and public broadcasting, as well as for museums, libraries and archives. Let's look at one example of how shortsighted such an action would be.Norman Rockwell … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — Berkshire history questions fly my way, and while some challenge my ability to come up with a good answer, all show the wide curiosity about our rich heritage.In the past several months I have been asked:What's the history … more
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