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Town meeting and election season is upon us in the Berkshires, a stretch of May that evokes images of grass-roots American democracy at its most red, white and blue. The reality only lives up to the image if residents participate.That has long been … more
Fond memories were shared Friday night by the St. Joseph Central High School community as the school's closing day comes ever closer. Unhappiness and disappointment predictably tempered those memories.The Springfield Diocese announced in October … more
The internet moves with a speed that lawmakers can't begin to match. The challenge in trying to regulate abuses or discourage potential abuses on social media is to craft laws so they don't compromise civil liberties or come down with too heavy a … more
When it comes to public education, Massachusetts is failing mathematics. The state is not paying its fair share of costs because of a funding formula that isn't accurate and hasn't been in some time. It must adjust its numbers.Tracy O'Connell … more
The battle against bigotry that Great Barrington native W.E.B. Du Bois, a founder of the NAACP, fought for decades is now being fought by NAACP President Cornell Williams Brooks. It's fitting then, that Mr. Brooks would speak Wednesday at Bard … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — By all accounts, Judith Clark is a remarkable human being.Now 67, she was incarcerated at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women in New York for the past 35 years. All kinds of good people have called for her … more
For a region that borders on three states, Berkshire County is a small place in terms of population. When tragedy strikes, it is likely to affect a good percentage of that population, and tragedy has struck hard in recent weeks.Wednesday's Eagle … more
A $11.7 million federal grant to fight opioid addiction in Massachusetts announced Tuesday by the Baker administration will help the state in its ongoing fight against this persistent epidemic. Promises to the contrary, however, there is no … more
The Tennessee Gas Company is moving quickly in Otis State Forest but not so the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) when it comes to answering questions about the natural gas pipeline construction process there. Before any trees come down, … more
The state Probation Department patronage scandal has ended with a court concluding that engaging in political patronage (rewarding supporters with office appointments, jobs or favors) is not illegal. That doesn't make it right, however, and the … more
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