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On Tuesday at 7 a.m., registered nurses at Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) will begin a one-day strike that will then turn into a four-day lockout. Strike/lockouts elsewhere in Massachusetts this … more
For the eighth time, a bill addressing a terminal patient's right to choose his or her time and manner of death is under consideration by the Massachusetts Legislature. Opposing sides in this … more
The scenes from Puerto Rico are nothing short of apocalyptic. Maria, that merciless whirlwind of misery, has left Puerto Ricans bereft of housing, power, clean water, food and all the other basics of … more
Two essential ingredients for fostering a thriving and durable local economy are diversity and a trained workforce prepared to fill all jobs that become available. The latter is what attracts … more
The old "reefer madness" stigma associated with marijuana is hard to shake. Despite the fact that its growth, processing, sales and use have been legalized in other states — and last November, … more
Running a brick-and-mortar retail business has never been the easiest of undertakings, and technology and economic pressures have made the task even tougher of late. As if the road to success weren't … more
The restoration of passenger rail service between Pittsfield and New York City — dormant for over four decades — has become a transportation Holy Grail for Berkshire County over the past … more
Seeing is believing, but one's vision can become cloudy when it comes to deciding whom to believe in the highly specialized world of eye care. Currently, Massachusetts is the only state in the … more
When politics and health care are mixed, they tend to produce a toxic miasma that leaves everyone feeling ill. Such is the case with Senate Republicans' third attempt since taking over Congress and … more
The scrapping of a plan to settle Middle East refugees in Pittsfield and Berkshire County is terrible news for refugees and bad news for the city and county, which would have been enriched by their … more
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