• Know-It-All: Soaring on cloud nine - 10/23/2014 07:55 AM EDT
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    Bernard Drew: When smallpox devastated American militiamen

    10/24/2014 09:30 PM EDT
    GREAT BARRINGTON >> With Ebola much in the news, it's timely to look at an earlier health scourge. 
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    Commentary: Don't force choice between jobs, children
    10/24/2014 10:08 AM EDT - HADLEY >> Right now in Massachusetts, almost one million workers cannot take a single day of paid sick time to visit the doctor or take care of a sick child or themselves. Full Story

    Jenny Gitlitz: Don't buy corporate fizz on bottle bill update
    10/24/2014 10:06 AM EDT - DALTON >> The No on 2 campaign would have you believe that Question 2, the bottle bill update, is being foisted by government on an unsuspecting public. Full Story

    Derek Gentile: Don't park in those handicap spots, please!
    10/24/2014 05:42 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> I had a handicapped moment a few weeks ago. Before I talk about it, I want to emphasize that I'm not whining about people who steal handicapped parking spots. Full Story

    Clellie Lynch: Quoks, little blue on Jamaica Bay
    10/23/2014 07:54 AM EDT - EAST CHATHAM, N.Y. >> An autumnal sun rises slowly over the Atlantic barely visible from within the house in Brooklyn where Danny and I are staying for a few days. Full Story

    Brian Sullivan: No room for error when stomach contents on the line
    10/23/2014 07:55 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> The customer: "Waiter, what's that fly doing in my soup? Full Story

    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. Full Story

    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

    Man fighting charges for painting Main Street

    BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man will hire an attorney and fight a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street. Full Story
    John Denver gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Things are a little sunnier on the Hollywood Walk of Fame following the posthumous unveiling of a star for John Denver. Full Story
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    'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' canceled

    TLC axes show after evidence surfaces that star Mama June had resumed a romance with a convicted child molester.