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The opioid epidemic plaguing Massachusetts, Vermont and other states across the Northeast is being addressed on a variety of fronts, but a gaping hole remains from a surprising source. The U.S. mail.Nearly 1 million packages enter the country daily … more
The vote to silence Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, by Senate Republicans late Tuesday night was indefensible and hypocritical. And there will no silencing the senator.Senator Warren, an opponent of the nomination of Jeff … more
It's a timeless and tiresome story that repeats itself periodically, often when there is a change in corporate cable communications ownership. Berkshire County, though squarely within the borders of Massachusetts, must fight to maintain access to … more
The battle against the persistent opioid epidemic plaguing the state is being fought on a variety of fronts, including the curtailing of prescriptions for the pain-killing drugs that contribute to the epidemic. The latter is necessary, but people in … more
With the United States days away of heading down an uncertain new path, Great Britain is embarking upon a potentially perilous journey of its own. British Prime Minister Theresa May Tuesday rejected what she described as "half-out, half-in" measures … more
Governor Baker Saturday announced a $91 billion increase in funding for education in the next school year, which constitutes the opening salvo in the annual Beacon Hill education funding battles. Funding increases are certainly welcome, but its … more
Back in the days of the Showplace, the Palace and the Capitol, a bustling downtown Pittsfield featured thriving movie theaters, and when a push came to revive downtown a decade ago it was clear that a downtown movie theater would have to be a … 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
Pittsfield needs a Trust Act, one that works well for both immigrants and law enforcement officers. The law currently before the Human Rights Commission may become that Trust Act but it is not there yet.The Pittsfield Trust Act would bar any city … more
The peaceful transition of power, symbolized by the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, is one of the glories of American democracy. Today's ceremony is accompanied by palpable anxiety.The inauguration of any new president brings with it a … more
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