Jennifer Michaels, M.D.: Addiction is terrible, not addict in need

11/22/2014 12:00 PM EST
PITTSFIELD >> Honor student, son, heroin addict. Wife, nurse, convict. 
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Clarence Fanto: Besieged president takes high road on immigration
11/22/2014 04:07 PM EST - LENOX >> "Scripture tells us that we shall not oppress a stranger, for we know the heart of a stranger — we were strangers once, too. Full Story

Bernard Drew: The only cattle crossing on the old rail line
11/22/2014 02:46 PM EST - GREAT BARRINGTON>> We hiked a leg of the abandoned Berkshire Railroad in south West Stockbridge in search of a cattle pass. Full Story

Alan Chartock: Beloved bagel shop enters new era in good hands
11/21/2014 08:33 AM EST - GREAT BARRINGTON >> It really can't be 19 years since Marvin and Judy Lieberman took the risk of their lives and opened their Great Barrington bagel emporium. Full Story

Adam Hinds: With Iran over a barrel, talk
11/21/2014 06:04 AM EST - PITTSFIELD >> The deadline for Iran to achieve a nuclear agreement with the international community is quickly approaching at the end of this month. Full Story

Seth Brown: Terrifying Bear danger ratings put fear in perspective
11/20/2014 08:15 PM EST - NORTH ADAMS >> We live in a time of elevated threat levels. But when everything around us is dangerous, how do we know which things we need to be afraid of? Full Story

Derek Gentile: Image reflected Pittsfield's road to championship
11/20/2014 05:25 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> A few thoughts on the sporting end of things this week. I thought Stephanie Zollshan's magnificent photo of PHS quarterback Chad Shade vaulting the Hoosac defense to win the Western Mass. Full Story

Dorothy van den Honert: Sense of humor a must these days
11/21/2014 05:54 AM EST - PITTSFIELD - For a lifelong, card-carrying, yellow-dog Democrat like me, you might reasonably expect me to be dismayed, if not scared to death at the election results A couple of things prevent me from serious depression or to fear for the life of the republic. Full Story

Brian Sullivan: Freddie's Place a dream come true for owner
11/20/2014 12:02 PM EST - PITTSFIELD >> You are never too old to feed the masses. And if you're feeding them on Fenn Street, well, if you can feed them there, then you can feed them anywhere. Full Story

Clellie Lynch: Grackles in flight are not a debacle
11/20/2014 07:45 AM EST - "The grackle's voice is less than mellow, His heart is black, his eye is yellow, He bullies more attractive birds With hoodlum deeds and vulgar words. Full Story

City's 'ugly' Christmas tree prompts public outcry

READING, Pa. (AP) — A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly. Full Story
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Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Full Story