• Business Briefs for Aug. 31 - 08/31/2014 01:46 AM EDT
    John Seven: Stats: Police don’t need military stuff

    09/02/2014 12:10 AM EDT
    When I read the words "policemen and policewomen are killed by criminals every single day in this country" in a letter to the editor in The Eagle from Clark T. 
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    Michelle Gillett: Moving on from health fad extremism
    09/02/2014 06:28 AM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE ‘Despite all the techniques described by experts, there's no evidence to suggest that any of them is more effective than a simple scrub," the New York Times reported a few weeks ago about a recent study on tooth brushing. Full Story

    Ruth Bass: Tanglewood A classic grand finale
    09/01/2014 12:10 AM EDT - RICHMOND Some people thought Beethoven’s Ninth was the main attraction at Tanglewood’s 2014 finale on August 24. Full Story

    Natasha Dresner: The power of a simple piece of paper
    09/01/2014 03:04 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- Are you familiar with the Golem story? No, not the one from the Lord of The Rings. Full Story

    M. Christine Macbeth: Brien Center making changes for the better
    08/31/2014 02:20 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD In a world obsessed with flash, fanfare, and self-aggrandizement on a global scale, a quiet and determined approach to creating positive local change can be a refreshing surprise -- albeit one that may go unnoticed. Full Story

    Milton Bass: A nearly salt-free vacation
    08/31/2014 12:10 AM EDT - RICHMOND We have just returned from our accustomed two-week, mid-August hiatus on Cape Cod. Full Story

    Clarence Fanto: New Calif. consent law is way to go
    08/31/2014 12:14 PM EDT - LENOX -- Now that students have returned to college campuses, there's reason for hope that an intensive, laser-like focus on the widespread mishandling of sexual abuse complaints will yield some positive results. Full Story

    Johnnie Carrier: Suffering from depression? You're not alone
    08/31/2014 02:04 AM EDT - NORTH ADAMS -- I have neither a topic nor pants on while I type this. Like the old song says, "Oh Look at Me Now. Full Story

    Bernard Drew: The Berkshires in the funny pages
    08/30/2014 12:11 AM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON Comic strips have been a newspaper staple for more than a century. Full Story

    Rinaldo Del Gallo: Making Tanglewood even better
    08/30/2014 12:11 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD Once again for the paltry sum of $75 for Berkshire residents, I enjoyed a magical season of classical music at Tanglewood with a season lawn pass. Full Story

    Penn State student gains rep as squirrel whisperer

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State student is gaining an Internet reputation as a "squirrel whisperer" for befriending, feeding and dressing up a furry little friend she has named "Sneezy. Full Story
    Clive Cussler returns with 'The Eye of Heaven'

    "The Eye of Heaven" (Putnam), by Clive Cussler and Russell Blake Russell Blake, a new co-author with Clive Cussler, brings the required adventure into the mix in "The Eye of Heaven," the latest entry in the Fargo Adventure series. Full Story