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Seeing is believing, but one's vision can become cloudy when it comes to deciding whom to believe in the highly specialized world of eye care. Currently, Massachusetts is the only state in the … more
When politics and health care are mixed, they tend to produce a toxic miasma that leaves everyone feeling ill. Such is the case with Senate Republicans' third attempt since taking over Congress and … more
The scrapping of a plan to settle Middle East refugees in Pittsfield and Berkshire County is terrible news for refugees and bad news for the city and county, which would have been enriched by their … more
Rape and sexual assault have been mankind's scourge since before they were even recognized by society as crimes. Even today, there are cultures where acts of violence against women are still condoned, whether or not laws exist to criminalize … more
The fight against the Berkshire opioid addiction crisis is a three-pronged one — local, state and federal. The federal effort has been lackluster, but North Adams, Boston and the Berkshires are willing to do what it takes.Massachusetts … more
Obviously, Founding Father Thomas Jefferson lacked any frame of reference to even fantasize about what life might be like in the television age. Words he wrote at the dawn of our nation's existence, however, are just as relevant in Berkshire County … more
The problems of low wages, disappearing jobs and a growing wealth gap in Berkshire County aren't new and they defy easy resolution. The causes are many, and are in large part linked to national trends. It's a distraction from finding those solutions … more
Against the beautiful backdrop of towering Mount Greylock, thousands of music lovers have descended upon North Adams for this weekend's FreshGrass festival, which began Friday evening and extends through Sunday morning and features 50-plus musical … more
Massachusetts has made strides in recent years to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, but achieving the ambitious, state-mandated requirements to scrub the skies of climate change-causing emissions will require addressing the … more
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