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A century ago, when factory floors hummed with activity and smokestacks belched black clouds of prosperity into the skies over the Berkshires, locals would have scratched their heads at news that a … more
The words "school consolidation" may be anathema to some, but Pittsfield Public Schools Superintendent Jason McCandless went ahead and uttered them anyway at the Pittsfield City Council meeting last … more
When it's an election year, no subject is off the table when it comes to prying — or scaring — a few votes out of people. Despite prognostications by political handicappers that barring … more
Federal grant money isn't exactly free money — but at the local level, largess from Washington can be the impetus that kick-starts projects languishing due to lack of resources. The Berkshire … more
The machinery of lawmaking has been chugging away on Beacon Hill, and last Friday the state Senate produced a budget that holds some bright spots for the Berkshires if certain provisions manage to … more
On Memorial Day, when we remember all those who died while serving in the country's armed forces. the Vietnam War has particular resonance. Fifty years ago, a war that had been simmering in the … more
The primary and general election season are fast approaching, and this year the wind appears to be at the backs of hopefuls at both extremes of the political spectrum. Scrutiny of the tea leaves … more
To the editor: Santa Fe High School in Texas is the site of the most recent school mass murder. I was heartbroken watching a student be interviewed with no eye contact as she stated I am not … more
Motorists driving near the intersection of Merrill Road and Plastics Avenue in Pittsfield may wish to take care; the irony is flowing so thickly in the area that your car could get bogged down. At a … more
"And...they're off!" As soon as next year, you may be hearing these words over the loudspeakers at the Great Barrington Fairgrounds, thanks to an agreement reached between the owners of the property … more
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