Editorials
Our Opinion: Baker's welcome team approach to health cutbacks
Bipartisanship is all but dead in Washington, D.C. but it still exists in many of the states, including Massachusetts. Republican Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker hopes to find a bipartisan coalition in the states to fight against crippling …
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Our Opinion: Remembering JFK on an appropriate American holiday
How appropriate that the 100th birthday of John Fitzgerald Kennedy would fall on Memorial Day. The president was a hero of World War II, but beyond his acts of bravery, the combination of pragmatism and idealism that he brought to the White House …
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Our Opinion: A major leap in evolution of Mass MoCA
Who would have believed two decades ago that the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams would today be unveiling its third and final phase, mammoth Building 6? Well, not everybody, but after early stops and starts as the unlikely …
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Letters to the editor
Letter: Clean swamps, don't make them worse

To the editor:Swamps bring up negative connotations in the minds of a lot of people, but swamps are actually vitally important ecosystems teaming with life. Many people love President Trump's promise to "drain the swamp" in reference to government …

Letter: Let down by Hillary

To the editor:In her recent commencement speech at Wellesley College, Hillary Clinton reassured the audience that after her loss of the election she was "doing OK." She added, "Chardonnay helped a little, too."Give us a break, Hillary. The poor …

Letter: Good riddance to the cruelest show on Earth

To the editor:I feel compelled to respond to the op-ed commentary in the Friday, May 26 Eagle "Farewell, sweet dreams, to the greatest show on Earth" in which Dalton Delan romanticizes the longstanding tradition of inhumanity perpetuated by the …

Letter: Trust real science, not political conspiracies

To the editor:The Berkshire Eagle has recently printed allegations, on the comics page (Dilbert) and in the letters to the editor section that liberal scientists are deliberately (and perhaps maliciously) suppressing information about global warming …

Letter: Appreciates thoughtful conservative writers

To the editor:I applaud the many recent improvements to The Eagle and recognize the increased effort to post local news and human interest stories. One thing that didn't need change and continues to be the best part of the paper is the editorial …

Letter: Eagle article was unfair to Mike Case

To the editor:I was greatly disappointed by the May 23 article "2-vote difference ousts incumbent selectman in Washington."I fault Mr. Grillon's invocation of Mike Case's resignation from the Department of Conservation and Recreation as sleazy …

Letter: Difficult to grasp terrorist mentality

To the editor:What is wrong with this world? How much more numerous do the terrorist actions have to get? How many more innocent little children and adults have to be killed until it sinks in that actions like this do no good for anyone or anything? …

Letter: Grateful for care from hospital professionals

To the editor:With great pleasure we faithfully read our Berkshire Eagle, and read with interest about the contract negotiations for our nursing community. We do hope that they are provided with what they need to continue to help those in need at …

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Our columnists
John Seven: Mass MoCA is a world-class institution built on local energy

NORTH ADAMS — To read about it in major outlets like the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, what happened this weekend in North Adams was a pretty major event.I'm speaking of the opening of Building 6 at Mass MoCA, of course, but the …

Andrew Morehouse: Food programs are fundamental to a civilized society

HATFIELD — President Donald Trump's budget for fiscal year 2018 proclaims to be a "blueprint to make America great again." On the contrary, it does the opposite. It strips away much of what has made America great since its founding.It erodes …

Ruth Bass: Readers ask for good news, but they actually prefer the negatives

RICHMOND — People perpetually ask why newspapers and television just bring the bad news. Why not print or televise some good news, they want to know. Well, for one thing, news gatherers are basically in the business of telling you about things …

Charles Joffe-Halpern: CBO analysis exposes Trumpcare

PITTSFIELD — The health care bill known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA), replacing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), is now heading toward the United States Senate. As the Congressional Budget Office report released last Wednesday …

Lauren R. Stevens: Nature doesn't strew trash; so why do we?

WILLIAMSTOWN — Confessions of an inveterate litter picker: I cannot pass by a bottle, can, piece of plastic or worse without a twitch, which usually results in my picking it up.That is why the day after the Great Williamstown Litter Cleanup, …

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