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Generations of activism: Ahead of Women's March, those who marched for change before reflect

Ann Rice fondly recalls the time she spent on the National Mall protesting the Vietnam War.Now 98, she said her days of marching on Washington, D.C., are behind her, but that doesn't mean she is any less interested in what's happening there. The …

Williams Inn plan shrinks by 40 rooms

WILLIAMSTOWN - Plans for the new Williams Inn proposed for lower Spring Street have been scaled back a bit as planners have decided the proposed site is too constrictive for a 60-room hotel with a 40-room annex.So, to conserve some of the natural …

Pittsfield Police Chief questions impact of proposed 'Trust Act' on department

PITTSFIELD — A law designed to reassure immigrants that they need not fear interaction with local authorities could violate federal law, jeopardize the police department's grant funding and unnecessarily tie the hands of its officers, according to Acting Police Chief Michael Wynn.

State News
Bristol, Plymouth county sheriffs to join ICE program

BOSTON — A Massachusetts sheriff who offered to send county jail inmates to help President-elect Donald Trump build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is joining a partnership with federal immigration officials that will allow his staff to to identify and detain inmates who may have entered the country illegally.

Cases tainted by state drug lab scandal to be tossed

Environmental activists hope Massachusetts will step up under Trump administration

A half-century later, questions cloud Boston Strangler case

Springfield officials: Crash kills at least 1, several critically hurt

Nation & world news
EPA: Chrysler faked emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday accused Fiat Chrysler of installing secret software that allowed more than 100,000 of its diesel vehicles to emit pollutants above legal levels.The case has echoes of one against Volkswagen, which on …

For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?

Health secretary pick vague on replacing Affordable Care Act

Anxious European leaders seek an early audience with Trump

George H.W. Bush hospitalized for shortness of breath

Local News

Two men held without bail in Pittsfield beating, drugs case

PITTSFIELD — A pair of city men have been ordered held without bail amid charges they assaulted and beat a man over an alleged drug debt.

Hoosac Valley students, driver safe after crash with tractor-trailer

ADAMS — Thirty Hoosac Valley Middle and High School students and a driver escaped injury early Wednesday when their school bus was struck by a wayward tractor-trailer. authorities said.The truck was heading down Orchard Street (Route 116) …

Neal vows to fight for access to health care

NORTH ADAMS — As the incoming ranking Democratic member of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Richard Neal says his goals are clear: Save Social Security, Medicare and the Affordable Care Act from marauding Republican crusaders bent on dismantling government.

Tito's Mexican Grill opens on Depot Street

PITTSFIELD — There's a lot of territory between Ohio and Maine — and Pittsfield is roughly in the middle. Two Ohio-based entrepreneurs scoured that area last year looking for a location to open another restaurant. On their way back to Cleveland, Luis Verde and Jose Luis Perez Camarana received a tip that a prime restaurant location was available in downtown Pittsfield.

Eversource requests electric rate hike that could shock Western Mass. customers

PITTSFIELD — Eversource customers could see their electric bills increase by about 10 percent next year under a request filed on Tuesday by the utility.But state Attorney General Maura Healey has vowed to challenge the proposal by Eversource, …
Local sports
High school roundup: Taconic boys defeat Wahconah

Berkshire Eagle Staffsports@berkshireeagle.comPITTSFIELD — Coming off a nearly week-long break, the Taconic boys basketball team showed no signs of rust in defeating Wahconah 68-56 on Wednesday.Similar to their game against Sabis at the …

UMass men's basketball holds off St. Joseph's

College roundup: MCLA women top Fitchburg State 62-38

St. Joseph swimming sweeps Taconic

Opinion
Our Opinion: Eversource fails to justify rate request

Eversource's argument that because it has improved some of its services it should be allowed to hit residential customers with an increase of about $11 on an average monthly bill isn't impressing Attorney General Maura Healey and it shouldn't …

Our Opinion: Britain embarks upon its own new path

Our Opinion | Dean echoes Obama: Get politically involved

Our Opinion: King's proud legacy is now in jeopardy

Our Opinion: Religious freedom must extend to all

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Food
Easy conversation, delicious food at Cricket Creek Farm potluck

Sometimes, everyone brings beets to a potluck. But when you're seated at a table covered with a brightly patterned orange tablecloth, handmade pottery, and a bottle of wine, it doesn't matter. It's still a warm, friendly, and unpretentious meal. …

Vietnam inspires a healthy chicken salad

'Oxford Companion to Cheese' leaves few holes in story of ancient food

Bruschetta, 3 ways, for a satisfying main dish

Entertainment
Controversial painting permanently removed from Capitol Hill exhibit

WASHINGTON — A student's painting that divided members of Congress for its depiction of Ferguson, Mo., has been removed from its Capitol Hill display, this time perhaps permanently.

Tower of Power bandmates still in hospital

New work in San Francisco; fresh take in Chicago

Circus finale sold out

Channel Hopping: Seinfeld comes to Netflix; A-Rod goes to CNBC

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