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The adage about the inadvisability of fixing something that isn't broken applies to the Tri-Town Health Department's responsibilities in Pittsfield. It has done a stalwart job overseeing Pittsfield's tobacco regulations and there is no reason for … more
Legislation on Beacon Hill effectively making Massachusetts a "sanctuary state" would protect local and state law enforcement officers from being dragged into federal immigration issues where they risk being compromised. However, the word … more
A bill calling for a statewide ban of Native American mascots in schools is a solution to a problem that doesn't exist in the state with the possible exception of one school.Passage would affect two Berkshire County high schools, the Taconic Braves … more
U.S. First District Representative Richard Neal is under attack from some Berkshire residents, and residents in rural towns east of the Berkshires, for his inaccessibility. The promise of a Berkshire town hall in the fall is only a start in … more
To the editor:I agree with the letter to the editor written by Susie Kaufman and Richard Brown on June 7 regarding Congressman Richard Neal being unresponsive.Last year I contacted Rep. Neal's offices in Pittsfield, Springfield, and Washington by … more
The progress made in recent years in gay rights can't disguise the reality that homophobia still exists. The continued practice of so-called "gay conversion therapy" testifies to this.A bill protecting minors from efforts to change their sexual … more
The internet has opened new doors to make money that could not have been predicted only a few years ago, and when that revenue is significant it can create difficult circumstances that also could not have been foreseen. Massachusetts towns, like … more
The private security forces patrolling Otis State Forest near the Tennessee Gas pipeline project are more appropriate to a Dakota Access Pipeline-level protest than the actual protest on the ground. A larger protest may or may not happen, but for … more
The private security forces roaming Otis State Forest near the Tennessee Gas pipeline project are more appropriate to a Dakota Access pipeline-level protest than the actual protest on the ground. A larger protest may or may not happen, but for now, … more
President Trump's decision to pull the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement is disturbing, defies logic — and is hardly surprising given his stated opposition to environmental regulations. This decision will likely hurt the world … more
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