Editorials
Our Opinion: Democratic dilemma as primaries approach
The primary and general election season are fast approaching, and this year the wind appears to be at the backs of hopefuls at both extremes of the political spectrum. Scrutiny of the tea leaves …
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Letter: Beyond gun control, we need a societal change
To the editor: Santa Fe High School in Texas is the site of the most recent school mass murder. I was heartbroken watching a student be interviewed with no eye contact as she stated I am not …
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Our Opinion: Unfair attack upon pot shop proposal
Motorists driving near the intersection of Merrill Road and Plastics Avenue in Pittsfield may wish to take care; the irony is flowing so thickly in the area that your car could get bogged down. At a …
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Letters to the editor
Letter: BMC misrepresents nurses' proposal

To the editor:We were deeply disappointed by the response from Berkshire Medical Center management to our compromise proposal to improve staffing and patient care while providing BMC its health …

Letter: Carolina student expresses gratitude

To the editor:On April 14, I had a letter to the editor published in this newspaper saying that I was doing a report on Massachusetts and asking readers to send me some information. Your response was …

Letter: Profits behind clinic's attack on pot business?

To the editor:This letter is regarding the article "Pot shop gets heat from abutter: A methadone clinic" (Eagle, May 22).The president of Spectrum Health Systems lodges a serious charge at the Girard …

Chan Lowe | A newcomer's view: What makes Berkshires so special

PITTSFIELD — I had been living in the Berkshires less than a year and had been trying to figure out why my sense of belonging to a community — of being "home" — already outstripped …

Letter: Practice safe grilling on Memorial Day

To the editor:Whatever happened to the good old days when the worst things we had to fear on Memorial Day were traffic jams and indigestion? Folks setting to break out their outdoor grill this …

Letter: Gratitude toward Hinsdale COA

To the editor:Once again, seniors 90 years of age and older were treated to a delicious turkey dinner at Ozzie's restaurant. What a great tribute.Many thanks to the Hinsdale Council on Aging …

Letter: Lucas a contributor to art sale conspiracy

To the editor:The movie mogul George Lucas has acquired Norman Rockwell's masterpiece "Shuffleton's Barbershop" for his own private museum, but no one knows how much he paid for it. Everyone in the …

Letter: Thanks,city of Pittsfield, for new Onota boathouse

To the editor:Berkshire Community Rowing has just completed construction of a new boathouse in Burbank Park on Onota Lake. Our club is open to all members of the community and welcomes aspiring …

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Clarence Fanto: Pencil me in as being against algorithm grading MCAS exams

LENOX — Each week, the Bottom Line column is carefully graded, if you will, by Eagle-eyed editors and then by properly passionate readers. Mercifully, computers play no part in the editing …

Donald Morrison | 1968: The year that changed everything

PARIS — Fifty years ago this month, thousands of young people marched toward the University of Paris' Sorbonne center to protest the arrest of striking students at a sister campus. Police …

Mitchell Chapman: To compete, MCLA must think smarter, not harder

NORTH ADAMS — As my time at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts drew to a close a few weeks ago, ending in a Bachelor's degree, I've gathered these closing insights on the school as a …

Alan Chartock | I, Publius: Changes are afoot in Great Barrington - for better or worse

GREAT BARRINGTON — Wow: Subjects are coming up fast and furious so this will be a lightning round column.There was a bit of a kerfuffle when the newly elected Great Barrington Select Board had …

Music can heal all wounds

I can't do it all by myselfYou got to help me, babyI can't do it all by myselfYou know if you don't help me darlingI'll have to find myself, somebody else." - Willy DixonSave the date: Saturday, May …

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