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Massachusetts' health care plan was in many ways a model for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) so the state has a particularly keen interest in Republicans "repeal and replace" effort and its impact on state residents. We're fortunate to have … more
Pittsfield Schools Superintendent Jason "Jake" McCandless didn't mince words when he outlined his early fiscal 2018 budget proposal before the School Committee Wednesday night. "Our night of unnerving" is just that, but it isn't surprising given the … more
House Speaker Robert DeLeo Tuesday proposed using tax revenue from the legal sale of marijuana in Massachusetts in the fight against the state's opioid addiction epidemic, an idea certainly worth considering. But will the Trump administration make … more
Eversource Energy's rate hike request would be punishing for the Berkshires if approved. Beyond this specific issue, however, the request provides an example of the imbalance between Eastern and Western Massachusetts interests that penalizes the … more
Pittsfield can't count on the arrival of a specific manufacturer in the William Stanley Business Park should it restore a deteriorated rail siding in the park. But the city will have a business park that is far more attractive to manufacturers down … more
The Adams-Cheshire Regional School District finds itself caught in a vicious circle. At the vortex are the district's two elementary schools, one of which is likely to close.A decline in population triggered by a lengthy economic malaise has led to … more
When any group in America is targeted by hate speech everyone in America should be appalled. As a "melting pot" nation rich in diversity, Americans are in this together.Virginia O'Leary of Pittsfield lived up to this responsibility when she went to … more
U.S. presidents have a long history of adversarial battles with the press. Donald Trump is the latest, but the personal invective hurled at reporters and news organizations is unique, and perhaps no administration since that of Richard Nixon has … more
With the Pittsfield Board of Health having unanimously approved a syringe access program, The Eagle urges the state Department of Public Health to agree to fund a program in the city as soon as possible. These programs are critical to the fight … more
A promising plan has come forward to revive St. Mary the Morningstar church on Tyler Street in Pittsfield. Ideally, the church building will contribute to the continuing revitalization of Tyler Street and adjoining streets as a whole.CT Management … more
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