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Officials in school districts across Berkshire County undoubtedly hope that Lenox will commission an independent study to assess the impact of school choice on the community. The study would likely address some of the questions they have as well.The … more
PITTSFIELD — If Judge Neil Gorsuch was auditioning for a role as a small-town judge in the town of Mayberry on the 1960s sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show," he would have been a shoo-in with his folksy performance at the Senate hearing for … more
The responsibilities of General Electric and the role of the Environmental Protection Agency are at the core of two pivotal issues in Berkshire County that will have long-range implications for the region.In a filing with the three-judge Independent … more
Opening Day of baseball season celebrates the winter (almost) past and hints at the beautiful summer months to come. It coincides with the early days of spring, when hope is in the air and fans can indulge in optimism about their team, no matter how … more
The bid to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was undone by the opposition of congressional Republicans who thought it went too far and those who thought it didn't go far enough. It deserved its fate but there can be no standing … more
Getting approval of Chapter 90 funding is half the battle for Berkshire highway departments. The other half is actually receiving the money in time for it to be used during the region's brief construction season.On Wednesday, the House allocated … more
Early childhood education is of critical importance because it sets the stage for educational success in the future, but funding for it in Massachusetts hasn't reflected this importance. That changed significantly Wednesday with a welcome and … more
The lowering of the ecology flag at Berkshire Community College to half-staff is an appropriate response to the environmental directives issued Tuesday by President Trump. The follow-up response should be a determined, long-term effort to protect … more
Ballot questions can change the landscape dramatically in Massachusetts, as approval last November of recreational marijuana in the state is sure to should a law fully making it reality be passed by summer. We're a ways from November of 2018 but a … more
Massachusetts, which tiptoed slowly into the casino gambling industry, could become one of the nation's pioneers in online gambling. It's too much, too soon, although the familiar "somebody else will do it anyway" argument is a hard one to refute.At … more
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