Editorials
Our Opinion: Regionalizing key to ambulance solution
For the wealthier, more densely populated counties comprising the Greater Boston area, there is an upside to all the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life — the availability of basic services …
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Our Opinion: The challenge ahead after a year of Trump
It was one year ago today that Donald Trump was inaugurated as president — and what a long, dispiriting year it has been. Given what Americans knew of the real estate developer/TV star, and …
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Our Opinion: Assessing Lelling's words on state pot industry
Massachusetts' newly-appointed U.S. Attorney, Andrew Lelling, touched off a firestorm earlier this month when he uttered some words that weren't exactly what the state's leaders and its rapidly …
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Letters to the editor
Letter: Four Freedoms' group's agenda of hate, division

To the editor:Psychologists say it takes five positive statements to offset one negative. We may never see "positive" again after over a year of the Democrats and media trashing President Trump. It's …

Letter: State trooper, others rallied in time of need

To the editor:I would like to let a few people know how grateful we are for their help. My sister was driving up here from Delaware to spend Christmas with my family. She stopped at the rest area in …

Letter: S---hole comment refers to economy, isn't racist

To the editor:A recent Eagle article had a headline stating: "U.N. says Trump slur on "s***hole" countries is shocking and racist."Calling any country or region a "s***hole" is simply not a racist …

Letter: MLK essay winner brought hope, optimism

To the editor:Regarding Olivia Caraccioli, winner of the 2017 Berkshire Eagle Martin Luther King Day Essay Contest, it is very encouraging and impressive that someone who has lived so few years in …

Letter: We should honor all civil rights crusaders

To the editor:I'm so proud and deeply grateful to live in a community that recognizes the greatness of Dr. Martin Luther King and turns to him for continued inspiration in our ongoing struggle for …

Letter: Charge nurse language critical to contract talks

To the editor:I am a 32-year-old, full-time, registered nurse at Berkshire Medical Center. I would like to respond to the Jan. 17 article on a proposed new strike vote and educate the public …

Letter: Icons of innocence must be protected, cherished

To the editor:One of my highlights of 2017 was the birth of my friend's daughter whose face clearly and continually depicts deep and continual acceptance and joy. She joins a club of select others …

Letter: Disenchanted Trump voters may be won over in '18

To the editor:2017 was not a good year for the United States. Americans saw the departure of one of the most intelligent, dignified, restrained, compassionate and humane men ever to occupy the White …

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Dorothy van den Honert: Teaching Donald

PITTSFIELD — A couple of months ago the TV displayed a document hand-written by Donald Trump that made me gasp. It was so full of spelling and punctuation mistakes that were typical only of a …

Felix Carroll: Welcome to this Pittsfield club's stamping grounds

PITTSFIELD — The man riding on cloud nine for reasons that will become obvious pulls into the Berkshire Mall parking lot just before 7 on a chilly Tuesday evening. His head topped with a …

Clarence Fanto: Voters have spoken on pot; let's respect their decision

LENOX — I'm no fan of so-called recreational marijuana. There's a long list of recreational activities that are far healthier for the body, mind and soul than this cannabis substance containing …

Quality in water and farming

As you go about your day, it's likely you pass a farm — or two or more — along the way. Hidden in hamlets and stretched out in the valleys, Vermont's farms are part of our daily lives.And …

Stewart Edelstein: In our misinformation age, apply Socrates' lie detector test

STOCKBRIDGE — Even though Mark Twain could not predict the internet or social media, he was prescient in observing: "Truth is mighty and will prevail. There is nothing the matter with this, …

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