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    @TheMarket: First week earnings are right on the range

    04/17/2015 04:30 PM EDT
    PITTSFIELD >> The first week of earnings season is behind us. The results were not nearly as bad as investors feared. 
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    Seth Brown: Being American is all about bending the rule
    04/17/2015 03:36 PM EDT - NORTH ADAMS >> Technically, we won. Roughly 240 years ago, President Paul Revere burned the Gaspee, threw some tea into the harbor, and wrote the Declaration of Independence. Full Story

    Alan Chartock: Hillary Clinton must stay close to Obama to win
    04/17/2015 10:03 AM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON >> So there I was on WAMC Public Radio's Roundtable panel where I am every weekday morning at 9 a. Full Story

    Leonard Quart: Past and present in East Village
    04/16/2015 04:13 PM EDT - NEW YORK >> As I began writing this column, a horrific gas explosion occurred, causing a seven-alarm fire that leveled three of a row of buildings into piles of rubble not too far from where I live. Full Story

    Phyllis McGuire: Winter's grip released, memories spring eternal
    04/16/2015 12:38 PM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN >> The saying goes, All good things come to those who wait. Full Story

    Derek Gentile: Life in prison far cheaper than death penalty case
    04/16/2015 12:37 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been found guilty of a host of charges in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing two years ago. Full Story

    Robert F. Jakubowicz: Making a federal case out of Tsarnaev sentence
    04/16/2015 10:25 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> The only reason that the convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is now likely to be sentenced to death and executed is that he was prosecuted by federal authorities under federal criminal law, which provides for capital punishment. Full Story

    Nathan Proctor: Making Tax Day more fair in Massachusetts
    04/15/2015 04:05 PM EDT - BOSTON >> As I go through the annual chore of submitting my taxes, I can't help but shake my head at the thought that there are large corporations that don't pay a dime in income tax because of places like the Ugland House. Full Story

    Letter: Key moment for broadband
    04/15/2015 03:56 PM EDT - WASHINGTON, MASS. >> For those of us in Western Mass. who have been without high-speed Internet service for far too long, our moment of truth is now at hand. Full Story

    Brian Sullivan: Ballroom dancing brings rhythm to woman's life
    04/16/2015 10:44 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — She was stepping into a new life and didn't even realize it. Full Story

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    Highway abuzz with millions of bees after big truck tips

    LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A tractor-trailer carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could. Full Story
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    Robin Williams the posthumous star of '3 Still Standing'

    TORONTO (AP) — Before the late Robin Williams enthralled television audiences on "Mork and Mindy," he already was a star on the 1970s stand-up comedy circuit — and by the '80s was a leading light for a new stand-up generation. Full Story