Editorials
Our Opinion: Adapting to reality of online rentals in hospitality industry
The hospitality industry is yet another sector, like retail, where the internet has upended all the old conventions. Thanks to online booking services like Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO, the most modest …
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Letter: Museum put money before its collection
To the editor:I heartily agree with the oped commentary on the Berkshire Museum in The Eagle on Nov. 13 by Sandra Nordland ("Museum needs to be under new management").There was so much stealth on the …
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Our Opinion: Kinder Morgan must do right by Sandisfield
The bucolic hamlet of Sandisfield, tucked away in Berkshire County's southeast corner, was minding its own business as it always had. Suddenly an energy-hungry world arrived at its doorstep in the …
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Letters to the editor
Letter: Nostalgia cannot save South Egremont school

To the editor:At a time of decreasing enrollments and increasing costs in South County's school districts, it is irrational to devote taxpayer money to keeping open costly and ineffective one-room …

Letter: Brigham Center serving youth in many ways

To the editor:I am writing in response to The Eagle article regarding a petition to build a youth center on the west side ("As crime concerns grow in Pittsfield, community weighs potential benefits …

Letter: On matters of safety, BMC has failed its staff

To the editor:In Berkshire County, we have an opioid and alcoholism epidemic. The role as a nurse has changed a lot because of that. There are many dangers involved with nursing at Berkshire Medical …

Letter: Museum may win battle but ultimately lose war

To the editor:The proponents of deaccession by the Berkshire Museum seem not to have given due consideration to what could well be the ultimate denouement of their Pyrrhic victory in Berkshire …

Letter: Proud to be a part of brotherhood of veterans

To the editor:Thanks to the many area restaurants that offered free meals to veterans on Saturday. I happened to go to Applebee's with family. I had a delicious meal and enjoyed the camaraderie of …

Letter: Museum's new vision lacks a real vision

To the editor:It's fascinating to see the Berkshire Museum's newest justification for its proposed sale of the art treasures in its possession.Suddenly, it is the passionate protector of the poor and …

Letter: Clarksburg plan is too expensive for town

To the editor:I fear for the fiscal solvency of our struggling town of Clarksburg if this grandiose school renovation plan is passed. We are a small community and we love our school but to jeopardize …

Letter: Generous donor of museum's shells

To the editor,In Vickie Newman's Nov. 6 letter regarding the sale of art by the Berkshire Museum, she comments on visiting the museum as a child, and was inspired by the extensive collection of …

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Our columnists
Alan Chartock | I, Publius: As witness to history, Harry Belafonte has seen this before

GREAT BARRINGTON — I have interviewed thousands of people on the radio and I don't generally get nervous but when I was asked to interview Harry Belafonte on the stage of the almost 1,000-seat …

Katherine Gundelfinger: Addiction at root of many evils

PITTSFIELD — Since 2012 I've been studying Buddhism. I believe it's possible to find, in its teachings, a way to stop the extreme acts of violence we witness.Through the Buddhist teachings I've …

Phyllis McGuire | View from the Village: Greylock Works sparks curiosity, and hopefully revitalization

WILLIAMSTOWN — A new sign "Greylock WORKS" painted in brilliant white across the old Greylock Mill building on Protection Avenue in North Adams sparked my curiosity. I knew that Karla Rothstein …

Felix Carroll: A beloved son steps up for supper

PITTSFIELD — Hands jammed into his pockets, the young man's ruddy face was set deep within the shroud of a hooded sweatshirt.Bouncing on his heels, he looks distractedly up and down North …

Carole Owens: Countering the narcissist/deflector

STOCKBRIDGE — In the current political climate, some sense urgency, even threat. In dire circumstances, we need a survival kit. Given the nature of jeopardy in 2017 what is needed is not a gun …

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