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Thanks to new reporting by Commonwealth Magazine, which obtained relevant documents under the state's Public Records Law, it has been established that there was a subplot behind the early retirement … more
As Berkshirites focus on gearing up for another summer tourist season, news about the Middle East may seem distant and irrelevant. They would be well advised to keep a weather eye on developments, … more
With last week's sale by Sotheby's auction house of works by Francis Picabia, Henry Moore and Alexander Calder from the Berkshire Museum's collection (Eagle, May 15 and 17), the legal battle to keep … more
Raise state smoking age to 21Smoking rates are in decline according to state statistics, which can be attributed to an aggressive education campaign and a healthy sales tax of $3.50 a pack. The … more
Wise restrictions in RichmondThe Richmond Select Board acted responsibly in responding to the three attacks on people by guard dogs in the past nine months, and we hope that their owner, Richmond … more
Why is it so complicated to pick up trash in Pittsfield?City Hall has rolled back some "soft-enforcement" practices instituted by the city's trash hauler, Republic Services (Eagle, May 16 and May … more
"Never bet on anything with two legs" is a timeless dictum that still commands respect, particularly when a recent Supreme Court ruling has opened the gates to explosive expansion of the gambling … more
Pittsfield residents might be forgiven for imagining that walls of water are cascading in on them from all sides. With the suddenness of a flash flood, the Shire City faces the need to pay for … more
It had all the makings of the perfect campaign photo-op: An acting district attorney whose previous boss graciously greased the skids by resigning early so that the candidate would enjoy the … more
There was a time when prosecutors lamented that it was difficult, if not impossible, to convict a drunk driver. Jurors, many of whom had committed the same transgression for which the defendant stood … more
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