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Getting approval of Chapter 90 funding is half the battle for Berkshire highway departments. The other half is actually receiving the money in time for it to be used during the region's brief construction season.On Wednesday, the House allocated … more
Early childhood education is of critical importance because it sets the stage for educational success in the future, but funding for it in Massachusetts hasn't reflected this importance. That changed significantly Wednesday with a welcome and … more
The lowering of the ecology flag at Berkshire Community College to half-staff is an appropriate response to the environmental directives issued Tuesday by President Trump. The follow-up response should be a determined, long-term effort to protect … more
Ballot questions can change the landscape dramatically in Massachusetts, as approval last November of recreational marijuana in the state is sure to should a law fully making it reality be passed by summer. We're a ways from November of 2018 but a … more
Massachusetts, which tiptoed slowly into the casino gambling industry, could become one of the nation's pioneers in online gambling. It's too much, too soon, although the familiar "somebody else will do it anyway" argument is a hard one to refute.At … more
The opioid epidemic persists in Berkshire County and Massachusetts, although because of a lack of attention and concern. That it persists speaks to the difficulty of shaking an addiction that requires an equal and opposite response from society to … more
Cars are getting safer but driving is getting more dangerous in Massachusetts and across the nation. At the root of this outbreak of bad driving according to state and local officials are drivers who are distracted by their smartphones and other … more
The quick reaction by City Hall and city leaders to criticism of Pittsfield's affirmative action policies attests to how seriously this issue is regarded. Pittsfield is playing catch-up after years of stagnation. Progress is likely to come in fits … more
It's a timeless and tiresome story that repeats itself periodically, often when there is a change in corporate cable communications ownership. Berkshire County, though squarely within the borders of Massachusetts, must fight to maintain access to … more
Monday's first public hearing conducted by the Legislature's Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy was informative both in terms of what has been learned and what hasn't about the eventual roll-out of the state's recreational marijuana sales law. It's … more
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