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Massachusetts, which tiptoed slowly into the casino gambling industry, could become one of the nation's pioneers in online gambling. It's too much, too soon, although the familiar "somebody else will do it anyway" argument is a hard one to refute.At … more
The opioid epidemic persists in Berkshire County and Massachusetts, although because of a lack of attention and concern. That it persists speaks to the difficulty of shaking an addiction that requires an equal and opposite response from society to … more
Cars are getting safer but driving is getting more dangerous in Massachusetts and across the nation. At the root of this outbreak of bad driving according to state and local officials are drivers who are distracted by their smartphones and other … more
The quick reaction by City Hall and city leaders to criticism of Pittsfield's affirmative action policies attests to how seriously this issue is regarded. Pittsfield is playing catch-up after years of stagnation. Progress is likely to come in fits … more
It's a timeless and tiresome story that repeats itself periodically, often when there is a change in corporate cable communications ownership. Berkshire County, though squarely within the borders of Massachusetts, must fight to maintain access to … more
Monday's first public hearing conducted by the Legislature's Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy was informative both in terms of what has been learned and what hasn't about the eventual roll-out of the state's recreational marijuana sales law. It's … more
Great Barrington's funky, bustling downtown is the envy of many communities in the Berkshires and region. It suffered the loss of an iconic establishment last summer but may in the long run bounce back better than before.A catastrophic kitchen fire … more
National politics tends to suck the air out of the room, and never more so than these days. That doesn't make local politics any less important. In fact, with changes coming out of Washington, D.C. sure to reverberate down to the local level, … more
It probably didn't take J.C. Penney executives long to put their Berkshire Mall store on last week's closing list. As Penney and its rivals struggle to be relevant in the age of online shopping, particularly fashion sales by Amazon, they've been … more
It's the weekend, so many members of Congress are back in their districts. We hope they have the courage to pull off those sunglasses and speak with constituents about the many ways the House and Senate are poised to take our nation backward. It is … more
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