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PITTSFIELD — Anyone paying attention to what President Donald Trump has been saying since he ran for office knows that he is a liar. But that is not a crime because it was not said under oath … more
DALTON — I am so tired of immigrant bashing that I am ready to dust off my shillelagh and go on a spree. Rational or compassionate arguments don't seem to work with the racist/bigoted, … more
BOSTON — The arrival of spring in New England is always a cause for celebration. The return of sunshine and warmer days; plants easing out of their winter dormancy; the colorful, bursting … more
To the editor:I feel like I am living in the theater of the absurd, in a world where mediocrity reigns and the quality of our lives are threatened beyond belief. There are some shining stars who rise … more
LENOX — It's mighty tough being a school district superintendent in the Berkshires — and anywhere else, for that matter.In an era of declining enrollments and tightening budgets, amid … more
PITTSFIELD — The name-calling of James Comey to discredit his tell-all book released this week — from President Trump's tweet calling him an "untruthful slimeball" to White House press … more
RICHMOND — My mother-in-law — and countless others — would never have made it through Ellis Island if some of the proposed rules for immigrants had been in place in the early 20th … more
Having celebrated her 90th birthday last month, Theresa Tarent Tracy is still athletic, strong and slender. And she still hopes to inspire others to a life of optimum health. Since 1989 when she was 66, an age when many retire, the well-toned and deceptively young-looking mother of four has been teaching a variety of water-borne physical fitness classes and aerobics at the Pittsfield YMCA. Many of her pupils are much younger than she. more
WILLIAMSTOWN — Americans are going to have to decide how we want to view China's government, and what kind of relationship we want to have with its citizens. As Mao Zedong sagely cautioned, … more
PITTSFIELD — Many of us know someone — a friend or a relative — who was directly affected by the trio of monster hurricanes or ferocious wildfires that impacted many areas of our … more
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