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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
Donald Trump created a stir at the last presidential debate when he wouldn't promise to accept the results of the election. Now, even as president-elect, he won't accept the results of the election. That Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton won … 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
Are libraries going the way of Blockbuster Videos and telephone booths in this digital age? No, not if they enhance their basic mission with new ways of fulfilling that mission. That is what the libraries of Berkshire County must do and are … more
Donald Trump appealed to Americans' fears - some legitimate, others without basis - and narrowly won the presidency Tuesday. We'll see if he can govern. Hillary Clinton was correct in the course of her campaign that the economy has improved under … more
Developers hoping to transform the former DeSisto School property in Stockbridge aren't shy. They said this week they want full permission for a project that could bring as many as 209 housing units to the 320-acre property two miles south of … 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 news that the National Rifle Association plans to "go on offense" in pushing gun owner rights is surprising from an organization that has never not been on offense (Eagle, December 5.) The national organization's coming assault on state gun laws … more
Addicts may come for clean needles. But they often go on to receive treatment that cuts their dependency.That's the bottom line on syringe-exchange programs like the one about to roll out in North Adams and another under consideration in Pittsfield. … more
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