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With a House-Senate conference committee having agreed on a Chapter 90 highway funding bill, we urge both legislative bodies to make quick final action a priority. May is approaching and Berkshire road crews need to put that money into use.The … more
The federal crackdown on immigrants without sufficient regard to the impact on local communities and groups calls for a response. We're pleased to see South Berkshire towns and agencies become the latest Berkshire communities to do so.The Berkshire … more
Science has periodically found itself in the cross-hairs of contrary opinion at least since Copernicus declared the Sun, not the Earth, to be at the center of the known universe. To find anti-science attitudes so prevalent in the United States … more
The once-incomprehensible concept of driverless cars is rapidly approaching reality. Massachusetts could wait indefinitely for Washington, D.C. to pass regulations governing them or it could get ahead of the game. The latter is a far better … more
"Fake news" erupted into the national lexicon during last year's presidential campaign and unfortunately the practice may long be with us. The democratization of news, real or fake, through the internet has introduced a Wild West element to the … more
Berkshire County hasn't had a wind power controversy in a few years now. The essentially controversy-free Otis wind turbine project to begin spinning in May (Eagle, April 19) is an example of the peace that now blows across the land.But does that … more
The continuing decline of the teen birth rate in Berkshire County is good news, and a tribute to the agencies that have confronted this stubborn problem.According to statistics released by the Massachusetts Department of Health, teen births in the … more
As a young woman from North Adams, Jane Swift was destined to be an outsider even after becoming governor of Massachusetts. Her battle scars give her a unique perspective in sorting out a political world today that perplexes so many residents of the … more
A petition requesting that the Pittsfield City Council consider design conditions on a proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter was put on hold Tuesday night, and The Eagle suggests going further by putting the proposal itself on hold for a few months. The … more
Health care costs continue to rise in Massachusetts, and the state hopes that one way of slowing that rise will be the establishment of an online site where residents can compare costs of medical procedures across the state. Its success is dependent … more
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