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    Kristine Hazzard: Philanthropy has rewardsfor donors

    10/01/2014 12:11 AM EDT
    Ralph Waldo Emerson said "It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself . 
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    Carole Owens: Elizabeth Reed stands her ground
    10/01/2014 08:10 AM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE She died in October 1905 at the age of 63. Elizabeth Wetherbee Reed was remembered on the pages of The Berkshire Hills, a popular periodical, as a "well-known Berkshire County personage. Full Story

    Robert F. Jakubowicz: Rush Revere takes Liberties
    10/01/2014 12:10 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD Rush Limbaugh has written a book for young people to teach them the truth about American history. Full Story

    John Seven: Technology updates have hidden costs
    09/30/2014 12:10 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS Some friends visited last week and, as our friends do, they raved about a musician that they thought we’d like. Full Story

    Michelle Gillett: He/she needs to work on grammar
    09/30/2014 12:10 AM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE With horror in her voice, my daughter informed me that her daughter, my granddaughter, was weak in grammar. Full Story

    Lauren R. Stevens: A pedestrian way to fight climate change
    09/29/2014 08:54 AM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN With the parts per million of carbon in the atmosphere over 400, with last summer the hottest on record for the globe, 2,600 climate actions on 150 countries took place Sept. Full Story

    William Sturgeon: Step one on youth issues
    09/29/2014 12:10 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD Gangs, drugs, guns and violence create a destructive sociological cycle for the people, families and communities involved. Full Story

    Ruth Bass: Berkshire child labor not gilded
    09/29/2014 12:10 AM EDT - RICHMOND From Alabama to Maine, from shucking oysters to spinning cotton or packing sardines, from 5 years old on up, America’s children were cogs in the wheel of the nation’s burgeoning industrialization. Full Story

    Tony Dobrowolski: Protecting your identity
    09/28/2014 12:13 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD The data breaches of personal information just seem to keep on coming. Full Story

    Clarence Fanto: No surefire solution for Housatonic
    09/28/2014 12:10 AM EDT - LENOX Those stoic fellows from the Environmental Protection Agency must have skins thick enough for crocodiles to envy. Full Story

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    Police: Worker hid $1,200 worth of meat in pants

    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) — A New York supermarket employee has been accused of leaving the store with $1,200 worth of meat hidden in his pants. Full Story
    John Wayne's heirs lose 'Duke' legal brawl

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — John Wayne had a two-fisted image but heirs of the late movie star have lost a legal throw-down over use of his nickname, Duke. Full Story
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    Tracy Morgan may not perform or walk without assistance again

    “Saturday Night Live” alum seen outside New York hospital Wednesday in a wheelchair.