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While technology has moved to the point where a television viewer is capable of streaming live channels from, say, Germany or China, some of the quaint old traditions from the dawn of television refuse to die. For example, with the advent of cable … more
Congressional summer recess is a time for senators and representatives to embark on taxpayer-financed fact-finding missions to places like London, Paris and Rome — and failing that, to return home to take the temperature of their … more
Congressional summer recess is a time for senators and representatives to embark on taxpayer-financed fact-finding missions to places like London, Paris and Rome — and failing that, to return home to take the temperature of their … more
Less-heralded than Berkshire County's venerable manufacturing legacy or its rapidly growing cultural tourism industry is its identity as a center for agriculture. Farms have been supporting and enriching the county's economy throughout its history … more
The controversy surrounding Eversource Energy's rate hike request before the Department of Public Utilities can be characterized as a "failure to communicate." It's a failure to explain to business, public and residential electricity users why … more
The Price Chopper supermarket in Lee closed its doors for the last time one week ago today in another case of a large chain operation ridding itself of an unwanted unit — which is the prerogative of any business. However, from the perspective … more
After the earthly remains of John and Celeste Kordana are laid to rest today, their families and their community will be left to deal with their grief and loss, but one issue they will not have to face, at least, is the meaninglessness of it all. … more
Charter schools have had a historically rocky relationship with traditional public school districts, based on the fact that students — when they opt for the charters — take their individual public education funding with them to their new … more
The Berkshire Museum's decision to sell artworks from its storied collection to fund a $20 million expansion and to boost its endowment by $40 million was controversial enough on its face. However, the museum leadership's subsequent tone-deafness … more
When something political arrives in the mail — whether it is a mailbox or an email — it is best regarded with a healthy dose of skepticism. An example would be the mailers sent to Pittsfield households criticizing state Representative … more
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