Ruth Bass: If 'Walter' happens to call, press disconnect

05/01/2016 01:46 PM EDT
RICHMOND >> Mid-afternoon last week, Walter called. Not Pidgeon, not Mondale, not Scott, not Cronkite, not Matthau. 
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Seth Brown | The Pun Also Rises: Chatting with dentists, and other painful conversations
05/01/2016 11:22 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS >> People often say that conversation is a lost art. I think a better word would be "misplaced. Full Story

Dorothy van den Honert: Hang up the classroom cell phones
04/30/2016 11:17 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Ed Udel, who was a teaching buddy of mine at Crosby years ago, wrote an April 12 op-ed article in The Eagle on the problems for teachers of today's plethora of cell phones in the classroom. Full Story

Lauren R. Stevens: Hope, saving planet, are key to our survival
04/30/2016 11:15 AM EDT - "Hope" is the thing with feathers That perches on the soul — Emily Dickinson WILLIAMSTOWN >> How can an environmentalist hope, given the end-of-the-world scenarios? Full Story

Clarence Fanto | The Bottom Line: Stratified medicine exacerbates shortage of primary care physicians
04/30/2016 11:15 AM EDT - LENOX >> Imagine having a primary care family doctor on call 24 hours a day, available to see you on a few moments' notice, easily reachable by e-mail and cellphone. Full Story

Bill Schmick | @TheMarket: Hmmm. It just might be that time of year again
04/29/2016 03:40 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> For traders, the old adage to "Sell in May" is now upon us. Full Story

Andrew L. Pincus: Recalling old Eagle as new day dawns
04/29/2016 02:44 PM EDT - LENOX >> "I want you to make this paper a little New York Times," Pete Miller told me. Full Story

Carole Owens: Stockbridge Library continues its mission
04/29/2016 02:41 PM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE >> The Stockbridge Library reopens today at 10 a.m. The much anticipated event promises to be a "joyous occasion" according to Library Association President Stewart Edelstein. Full Story

Robert F. Jakubowicz: Sanders is right on need for a revolution
04/29/2016 02:41 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> Bernie Sanders is right. The political system in rigged in favor of wealthy oligarchs. Full Story

Morgan Housel | The Motley Fool Investor: Why it's just so hard to predict
04/29/2016 02:35 PM EDT - Tesla is changing the world, and orders for its new car are off the charts. Its stock is lower than it was 18 months ago. Full Story