Editorials
Our Opinion: Collective will is key to opioid epidemic fight
The fight against the Berkshire opioid addiction crisis is a three-pronged one — local, state and federal. The federal effort has been lackluster, but North Adams, Boston and the Berkshires are willing to do what it takes.Massachusetts …
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Our Opinion: Spectrum, FCC aren't doing right by county
Obviously, Founding Father Thomas Jefferson lacked any frame of reference to even fantasize about what life might be like in the television age. Words he wrote at the dawn of our nation's existence, however, are just as relevant in Berkshire County …
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Our Opinion: Wealthy in county are part of solution to economic woes
The problems of low wages, disappearing jobs and a growing wealth gap in Berkshire County aren't new and they defy easy resolution. The causes are many, and are in large part linked to national trends. It's a distraction from finding those solutions …
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Letters to the editor
Letter: A warning to Savoy about wind turbines

To the editor:People of Savoy: It is wise to learn from your mistakes and even wiser to learn from the mistakes of others. I live in Scituate, 3,200 feet from a single 1.5 MW wind turbine. Six years ago the wind industry came to town and sold a bill …

Letter: AG may bring closure to museum debate

To the editor:It does not look like the controversy surrounding the sale of Berkshire Museum assets will end without leaving a very bitter taste for a long time in the mouths of significant supporters of the arts and many Berkshire County …

Letter: Cheer on 'Walk a Mile' and back good cause

To the editor:I am writing on behalf of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield in support of Walk a Mile In Her Shoes, the fundraising and consciousness-raising event being held during Pittsfield's Third Thursday tomorrow. The Elizabeth …

Letter: Solutions can be found without selling off art

To the editor: The art collection is at the heart of the Berkshire Museum. It is Pittsfield's history, a legacy to take pride in and celebrate. Let's spotlight it and put it at the core of a revitalized institution — not monetize it! This will …

Letter: Orphaned viewer misses Channel 22

To the editor:I grew up and lived in Northampton until I moved to Pittsfield eight years ago. I'm very upset that Channel 22 was dropped by Charter Spectrum.I still like to keep up with the news in the Springfield/Northampton area and it seems to be …

Letter: Unaddressed impact of minimum wage hike

To the editor:Few would deny workers their just pay and benefits. But your Monday, September 18 article ("Berkshires-based Raise Up Mass backs $15 minimum wage, paid leave ballot effort") didn't address what effect, if any, this increase might have …

Letter: Emphasize the positive in living with disease

To the editor:After I read Marilyn Rossier's letter in the Eagle (Sept. 19) in which she complained of the use of terms of war, such as "battling," to describe someone with a disease, I tried to come up with other terms to describe someone living …

Letter: Limp a mile in her shoes

To the editor:While the Walk a Mile in Your Shoes fundraiser seems to be a wonderful way to raise money for the Elizabeth Freeman Center, encouraging men or women to walk that mile in high heels appears abusive in itself.Maybe a chiropractor could …

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Our columnists
Francis Moriarty: Colonial power status offers options for the United States

PITTSFIELD — Very different kinds of events on opposite sides of the world — some natural, one not — combine to remind us of something that much of the world remembers but Americans tend to forget: The United States is a colonial …

Rinaldo Del Gallo, III: Forum on immigration, environment Monday

PITTSFIELD — A Pittsfield City Council candidates forum on immigration and the environment has been set for Monday, Sept. 25 at the Berkshire Athenaeum at 6 p.m.and running to 8:50. It is being sponsored by Manos Unidas and Berkshire Green and …

Felix Carroll: Where the rubber truly meets the road, teens meet their motorist future

The examiner is Trish. No last name. Her badge just says Trish in big block letters. And the word going round the parking lot is she's "thorough.""Crap," Danielle Davenport, 17, mutters under her breath. Romance may no longer be the unequivocal code …

Donald Morrison: Two cheers for the president

BECKET - When the president of this newspaper came to town recently for a coffee gathering at the local general store, one of my more articulate neighbors asked a question about the editorial pages: "Why all this Trump-is-a-jerk stuff? We know he's …

Ruth Bass: For tourists, the cup runneth over around the Berkshires

RICHMOND — So, when they come to the Berkshires, what do the tourist folk do? At Bascom Lodge atop Mount Greylock last week, we had a chance to find out. With two tables set for six for dinner, we learned that strangers would be sharing our …

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