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That nursing home workers are underpaid given the nature of their difficult and important jobs is something Beacon Hill agreed upon last year in approving $35.5 million for these workers. Along with the funds, the legislation passed last June … more
The Berkshires' largest city needs an anchor hotel, and the Crowne Plaza has served that purpose for Pittsfield since 1970. That's its future is in doubt is a major concern.Santander Bank of Boston has initiated foreclosure proceedings on the $16.5 … more
No one's freedom is secure if the freedom of any one group is threatened, and Massachusetts is proudly stepping up on behalf of that principle. Elected officials, business leaders, academics and religious leaders have different specific concerns … more
Over the years, Pittsfield's annual budget process has too often degenerated into an "us vs. them" battle between the municipal and educational sides. In reality, both are in it together, especially when times are difficult — and they almost … more
"We're ready to go" and "Everybody's champing at the bit" were the reactions of two small-town Berkshirites on Saturday about the prospect of "the last mile" of broadband finally reaching homes and businesses in their communities. Their enthusiasm … more
The United States is a nation build on immigrants who came here for many reasons, among them to pursue better lives for their families and to escape political or religious persecution. Immigrants are part of the fabric of America in general and of … more
It is unusual to find Governor Charlie Baker at odds with members of the business community, as he is with his proposed new levy on some businesses to address ballooning health care costs. The governor's plan, however, is a reasonable one to address … more
It is unusual to find Governor Charlie Baker at odds with members of the business community, as he is with his proposed new levy on some businesses to address ballooning health care costs. The governor's plan, however, is a reasonable one to address … more
The Great Barrington nonprofit Greenagers was quietly going about its business helping local youth when it found itself the target of misinformation last week. That is an all too common threat these days.Greenagers found itself on the "Wastebook" of … more
The Adams-Cheshire Regional School District has two elementary schools and the closing of either one would cause genuine hardship. The district, however, has been facing painful budget choices for years and unless the equation changes those choices … more
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