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The Women's March on Washington scheduled for January 21 not only built momentum quickly it attracted, as was the goal, support from a variety of groups that worry what the future holds for them in their country. Through sheer numbers, "minorities" … more
Governor Charles Baker's strong record on opioid abuse in the state has been weakened of late by ill-advised budget reductions, of which the cut to an all-volunteer Pittsfield nonprofit is an example.The George B. Crane Memorial Center has been … more
The Legislature's vote Wednesday in nearly empty chambers to delay the opening of recreational marijuana stores is the kind of act that has in the past given Beacon Hill a bad reputation with voters, but in this case it was defensible. Lawmakers … more
The opioid epidemic plaguing Massachusetts, Vermont and other states across the Northeast is being addressed on a variety of fronts, but a gaping hole remains from a surprising source. The U.S. mail.Nearly 1 million packages enter the country daily … more
The Republican-controlled U.S. House has voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) 60 times, each time secure in the knowledge that Senate Democrats or President Obama would take members off the hook by blocking the measure. The GOP, however, … more
Ever since lead was discovered in the tap water of the public schools in Flint, Michigan, parents nationwide and here in the Berkshires have undoubtedly wondered if the drinking water at their … more
It would be easy to echo the sentiments of the unreformed Ebenezer Scrooge and cry "Bah! Humbug!" when it comes to the state of the holiday spirit in 2016.A dispiriting presidential campaign further ripped apart a divided nation. A terror attack in … more
During the Christmas season, attention is drawn to the less fortunate, and while that is welcome, the difficulties they confront are year-long in nature. That applies to the homeless of Massachusetts and Berkshire County.This week brought the good … more
Preserving state tourism funding is a constant battle, one that should not have to be waged at all, let alone on a regular basis. For the Berkshires, this funding represents a booster shot directly into the economic base.Governor Charles Baker … more
Barring last minute obstacles, North Carolina's discriminatory law limiting gender rights will be repealed Wednesday. Republican legislators are going along grudgingly but earlier this month they took their pound of flesh out of the new Democratic … more
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