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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
Movie screens the last few years have offered films and documentaries about the African-American experience in numbers and quality that may be unprecedented. Beyond their own value as an art form, they introduce writers and political figures who are … 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
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
There was never going to be a happy ending to the dilemma facing the Adams-Cheshire Regional School District and an ending may not have been reached. But faced with a painful decision, the Adams-Cheshire School Committee did its duty.On Monday … 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
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
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
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