Editorials
Our Opinion: School funding fight underway once again
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 …
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Our Opinion: Different paths to poor choices
Federal cabinet positions are really no place for amateurs and/or those whose special interests may be counter to the best interests of the country at large. The Donald Trump cabinet contains examples of both, and the effort of friendly Republican …
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Our Opinion: A president's vision awaits the details
In his Inauguration Address Friday, President Donald Trump painted a Dystopian picture of America as it is and contrasted it with the Reaganesque "City On A Hill" that it will become. The difference is in the details, and with Mr. Trump, whose …
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Letters to the editor
Letter: Successful rebellion against arrogant elites

To the editor:On Nov. 8, we experienced a rebellion by the American working class against the liberal/progressive elites who have for many years exercised way too much control over our citizens and our country.These liberal elites believe the …

Letter: Trump's victory passes test of legitimacy

To the editor:After the results of the national election, some are pressing a view that Mr. Trump is not a legitimate president because he arrived at his position through illegitimate means. The latest to say so are Congressman John Lewis and New …

Letter: No to a development that exploits Stockbridge

To the editor:Old ideas about development need to be changed. Technology (vaccines, antibiotics, food crop production, fishing efficiency, energy and natural resource utilization) allowed human reproduction rates, especially in the U.S., to explode. …

Letter: We need clean energy, not greed-based fuel

To the editor: I am motivated to lash out at the corporate bad behavior in justifying the destruction of sacred lands in Sandisfield just to add a storage facility for fracked gas for Connecticut customers. We cannot allow this insanity to continue. …

Letter: Park downtown and rediscover North St.

To the editor:I have been reading the articles and comments about the new parking meters in downtown and while there are some negatives, there are also some positive views.Being a business owner and a supporter of downtown shops as much as possible, …

Letter: Gas demand is growing and will continue to grow

To the editor:The letter submitted by Cambridge physician Jim Recht ("Natural gas advocate overlooks key facts," Jan. 17) creates the mis-impression that the Northeast Gas Association accepted the findings of a November 2015 study published by the …

Letter: Learn from history, and remain vigilant

To the editor:An unprecedented election? Perhaps here, but a glance back to European history tells us otherwise.I have recently begun reading Volker Ullrich's "Hitler: Ascent 1889-1939" (Knopf, 9/16). In his introduction, the author explains his …

Plenty of selling points on Walmart proposal

To the editor:There is a piece of property on the corner of Woodlawn Avenue and Tyler Street in Pittsfield that has been sitting vacant for years with no one showing any interest in developing it because of all the concrete foundations and PCBs and …

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Our columnists
Ruth Bass: Fred Flintstone can still draw a wide audience

RICHMOND — When the Hanna-Barbera team took Saturday morning television by storm, they gave dozens of memorable characters to several generations of children. They gave us something special, too - a chance to sleep in. Our kids were safely in …

Lauren R. Stevens: Placemaking at a new Greylock HS

The Project for Public Space defines placemaking as "a collaborative process by which we can shape our public realm in order to maximize shared value." That is to say that people should get to customize their public areas according to their tastes …

Robert F. Jakubowicz: Cabinet wars are looming

PITTSFIELD — Inauguration is a word that etymologists have traced back to describe a ceremony in early civilizations by which augurs (interpreters of signs and omens) determined whether an event sanctioned by the people would have a favorable …

Clarence Fanto | The Bottom Line: Eventually, Trump will see climate change as bottom line issue

LENOX — If climate change is a Chinese-inspired hoax, as our technically legitimate 45th president tweeted in 2012, that's some hoax!"The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing …

John Dickson: Red line narrative requires correction

The great undoing has started. President Obama's most defining achievements — from health care reform and economic recovery to the drawdown of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — divided the country to the extent that our new president and …

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