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It's a problem that a lot of towns its size would like to have; it could be called "the gridlock of success." The picturesque community of Stockbridge sits astride Routes 7 and 102, and as such acts as a gateway for tourists from the New York City … more
For many dog owners, no experience is more exhilarating than romping with one's furry friend in a wide open space — preferably one with an aquatic feature, like a river, lake or the seashore.And most dog owners are responsible, understanding … more
It's one of the laws of human conflict. When a locality sends members of its citizenry off to defend the country, some of those sons and daughters make the ultimate sacrifice in a far-off land, never to return to their hometown and family. A … more
"There's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip," as the old proverb goes. For craft brewers, including some in Berkshire County, the cup has been splattering all over the floor for quite a while thanks to Massachusetts' archaic alcohol laws. … more
The violent events in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend shocked and revolted Americans all across the nation, not in the least due to the virulence of the hatred expressed by those who have been variously described as white nationalists, the … more
A brave new world; the Wild West; boldly going where no man has gone before — however one wants to characterize it, the implementation of Massachusetts' new pot law marks uncharted territory. Last November, Bay State voters passed a referendum … more
As the poet Joyce Kilmer wrote: "I think that I shall never see/ A poem lovely as a tree." Thanks to a worthy Massachusetts program and a selfless effort by a Pittsfield organization, we'll get to see more of them around the city.Through its … more
The stunned citizens of Charlottesville, Virginia are cleaning up after the tragic events of the weekend and reflecting, along with their fellow Americans, upon the chronic societal illness that gave rise to them. At such a time, it is instructive … more
Massachusetts, to its credit, is serious about reducing the carbon emissions that are fueling climate change. The new standards issued Friday by the administration of Governor Baker should help Massachusetts make strides in that ongoing effort.A … more
It's a quiet kind of death — it doesn't involve mass shootings, airplanes getting blown out of the sky by extremists or the crash of metal as cars colliding at an intersection. Nevertheless, fatalities from drug overdoses have achieved … more
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