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Among the myths attached to opioid addiction making it a challenge to confront the epidemic plaguing the Berkshires, state and nation is that it is strictly an urban issue. In fact, the epidemic … more
While Pittsfield Police say the city is on track to have a lower violent crime rate in 2017 than it experienced in 2016, perception is reality, and the perception now, particularly following the … more
As we approach the 150th anniversary of the birth in Great Barrington of W.E.B. Du Bois, it's encouraging to see the community fully embracing this towering intellectual, civil rights activist … more
President Trump's ongoing drive to undo the efforts of his predecessor now include rolling back an Obama administration executive order that blocked armored vehicles, high-caliber weapons and other … more
While the statistics on suicide in Berkshire County are discouraging, the response in the Berkshires is encouraging. Help for those suffering considering suicide is available, and the willingness of … more
Massachusetts is better prepared to withstand Trump administration assaults on the environment and health care than many states because it has in recent years acted on its own to improve life for … more
The irony, said the chairman of the state's Cannabis Control Commission, is that he voted against legalizing recreational marijuana last November because he believed it was too complex a task to … more
As one parent aptly put it during a rather rancorous school budget meeting last year at Berkshire Hills Regional School District: To cut arts funding in Berkshire schools is "like Palo Alto schools … more
A variety of studies conducted over the last couple of years on the financial acumen of young people arrived at the same basic conclusion — they don't know enough. It's a problem for them … more
The stage is now set for two North Berkshire election campaigns that will provide an opportunity to air out views on all the issues facing those communities — and most specifically the city of … more
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