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Commodities tariffs, when imposed properly and judiciously, can be a potent weapon for enforcing trade policy and fairness. However, the slightest shift of breeze could turn it against its users, … more
It had been 36 years since delegates to the Democratic state convention failed to endorse a sitting Democratic office-holder but delegates, many of whom are newcomers energized by the 2016 elections, … more
W.E.B. Du Bois' reputation traveled a rocky road during the great civil rights crusader's life and in the 55 years since his death, but as times and cultures change, so do perceptions. An … more
To the editor:Several years ago, a letter to the editor appeared in The Berkshire Eagle titled, "Save the grotto." At the time rumors abounded that Holy Family Parish on Seymour Street in Pittsfield … more
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
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