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For a region that borders on three states, Berkshire County is a small place in terms of population. When tragedy strikes, it is likely to affect a good percentage of that population, and tragedy has struck hard in recent weeks.Wednesday's Eagle … more
A $11.7 million federal grant to fight opioid addiction in Massachusetts announced Tuesday by the Baker administration will help the state in its ongoing fight against this persistent epidemic. Promises to the contrary, however, there is no … more
The Tennessee Gas Company is moving quickly in Otis State Forest but not so the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) when it comes to answering questions about the natural gas pipeline construction process there. Before any trees come down, … more
The state Probation Department patronage scandal has ended with a court concluding that engaging in political patronage (rewarding supporters with office appointments, jobs or favors) is not illegal. That doesn't make it right, however, and the … more
With a House-Senate conference committee having agreed on a Chapter 90 highway funding bill, we urge both legislative bodies to make quick final action a priority. May is approaching and Berkshire road crews need to put that money into use.The … more
The federal crackdown on immigrants without sufficient regard to the impact on local communities and groups calls for a response. We're pleased to see South Berkshire towns and agencies become the latest Berkshire communities to do so.The Berkshire … more
Science has periodically found itself in the cross-hairs of contrary opinion at least since Copernicus declared the Sun, not the Earth, to be at the center of the known universe. To find anti-science attitudes so prevalent in the United States … more
The once-incomprehensible concept of driverless cars is rapidly approaching reality. Massachusetts could wait indefinitely for Washington, D.C. to pass regulations governing them or it could get ahead of the game. The latter is a far better … more
"Fake news" erupted into the national lexicon during last year's presidential campaign and unfortunately the practice may long be with us. The democratization of news, real or fake, through the internet has introduced a Wild West element to the … more
Berkshire County hasn't had a wind power controversy in a few years now. The essentially controversy-free Otis wind turbine project to begin spinning in May (Eagle, April 19) is an example of the peace that now blows across the land.But does that … more
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