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It was a story about a big-hearted boy who acted like an adult, an adult who acted like a child, a good cop who jumped in and a celebrity who did the right thing. It happened here in Berkshire County, but its lesson is universal: Be true to … more
The increasing turmoil at Tufts Medical Center in Boston following a one-day nurses' strike last week provides a cautionary tale as registered nurses at Berkshire Medical Center (BMC) move closer to a potential strike vote this month.In a letter … more
For the past 23 years, Barrington Stage Company has enriched the Berkshires with its particular brand of live theater. Now, the arts organization, which came to Pittsfield in 2006, has made a contribution to urban renewal by repurposing a historic … more
Every once in a while, a government bureaucracy will surprise everyone and do something commendable that isn't necessarily within its purview. In this case, the gold star goes to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, which has collaborated … more
Wednesday's announcement that the Berkshire Museum has launched an ambitious program to recapitalize itself and update its mission is welcome news to Berkshire County residents and visitors. The museum has been a valued institution in the county's … more
Regulations protecting the rights of immigrants and preventing police departments from being compromised by federal actions have become reality in a few Berkshire towns. They are welcome, but a comprehensive state law would both provide support for … more
As U.S. Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos' most important constituency would seem to be students. There has been little indication that she sees it that way, however, and the latest evidence is her imposition of a delay on implementing an Obama-era … more
The Berkshires have finally caught a ride with Uber and Lyft. The popular and rapidly-expanding ride-hailing services, made possible by smartphone technology, have been a presence in major and minor cities for several years. In fact, only … more
National Public Radio tweeted the Declaration of Independence 140 characters at a time on July 4 in a bid to reach a new audience. It succeeded in enraging supporters of President Trump who thought NPR was engaging in Trump-bashing. That's amusing … more
Berkshire communities have been at the forefront of the green movement over the years on an individual basis but there is so much more that can be done for the county environment if they team up. A new local organization has the potential to do … more
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