John Seven: Overloaded with information melodrama

10/21/2014 08:06 AM EDT
NORTH ADAMS >> Because I do not watch television, I haven't felt the full fury of Ebola panic, and I have done very little to make up for that space in my life by seeking out information online. 
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Ruth Bass: The stories will go on forever
10/20/2014 12:20 PM EDT - RICHMOND Every once in a while, we would meet someone new and he or she would say, "I read you, so I already know all about you. Full Story

C. Jeffrey Cook: EPA's half-baked Rest of River plan
10/20/2014 09:08 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD After years of being involved in several efforts to address the cleanup of the Housatonic River, I have become disturbed at the way EPA is approaching the very complex challenge of remediation of Rest of River for three reasons: 1. Full Story

Lauren R. Stevens: Don't buy Q2 baloney
10/20/2014 09:08 AM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN Hold the baloney, please! The baloney I'm talking about is the notion that "curbside recycling" is somehow the next and improved stage of getting people to recycle their bottles and cans, used as an argument against voting yes for Question 2 on Nov. Full Story

Rinaldo Del Gallo III: Demise of a colossus
10/20/2014 09:07 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD The loss of the tree was the greatest ecological disaster in the history of North America. Full Story

Clarence Fanto: Shakespeare shift cloaked in mystery
10/19/2014 12:10 AM EDT - LENOX The behind-the-scenes intrigue at theater companies often equals or even exceeds what patrons see on stage. Full Story

Seth Brown: The Halloween protection racket
10/18/2014 12:11 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS I greet Halloween with what might charitably be called a lack of enthusiasm. Full Story

Kevin O'Hara: Epiphany at the 19th hole
10/18/2014 12:10 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD When my dad caught himself becoming irritable at some petty annoyance, he’d explain it by saying, "It’s not the cross you bear, but the splinters in it. Full Story

Steve Melito: The courage to change
10/18/2014 12:10 AM EDT - ADAMS Poor, sick, old, and fat. Addicted and asthmatic, too. Stroudwater’s recently-released report about the Northern Berkshire Regional Hospital (NARH) doesn’t paint a flattering portrait of this neck of the woods. Full Story

Robert Jakubowicz: ’Candidate is’ still topical
10/18/2014 12:10 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD If you want to know what is wrong with our political campaigns, go rent the video of a 1972 movie, "The Candidate. Full Story

Elusive bobcat again escapes from New Jersey home

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A pet bobcat that has repeatedly escaped from its owner's southern New Jersey home is again on the loose. Full Story
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NYC police looking into arrest of subway performer

NEW YORK (AP) — Musicians rallied around a fellow subway performer whose arrest in a busy station came after a confrontation over whether he needed a permit and was captured on video as straphangers jeered police. Full Story
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Renee Zellweger barely recognizable Monday on red carpet

The actress, who hasn’t been in a film since 2010, shows up for Elle’s Annual Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles looking like she’s had some plastic surgery.