• Tony Dobrowolski: Why Labor Day Matters - 08/29/2014 12:57 PM EDT
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    Tony Dobrowolski: Why Labor Day Matters

    08/29/2014 12:57 PM EDT
    PITTSFIELD We celebrate Labor Day this weekend, and for most of us it's a chance to have an extra day off before we plunge head long into fall. 
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    Derek Gentile: Comic giant’s legacy dwarfs career earnings
    08/29/2014 12:10 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD -- Happy birthday to Jack Kirby, born on Aug. 28. There will be a significant number of people reading this who have little or no idea who Kirby was. Full Story

    Robert F. Jakubowicz: Grand jury’s task in Ferguson
    08/29/2014 12:10 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD From a strictly criminal law viewpoint, this is the key question in the case of the shooting by the police officer in Ferguson, Mo. Full Story

    Brian Sullivan: Superintendent "Jake" McCandless chief ready to roll in year two
    08/28/2014 05:30 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD Bad, bad Leroy Brown may live on the South Side of Chicago in the baddest part of town -- but he doesn't live here, and he doesn't send his kids to our schools. Full Story

    Clellie Lynch: A harbinger of autumn
    08/28/2014 12:10 AM EDT - "In the shade of a tree in the heat of the afternoon The wood pewee sings his portamento tune That summer is over-ripe and autumn is soon. Full Story

    Mariane Pearl: Reflections on a journalist's death
    08/27/2014 07:56 AM EDT - BARCELONA When I first met my husband Danny Pearl, he took me on a tour of his earlier life across America. Full Story

    John Seven: Ice bucket critics have little to offer
    08/26/2014 06:45 AM EDT - With all the bad things happening in the world, I'm surprised that some people feel the need to criticize a fad that involves people dumping a bucket of ice on their heads in a silly but sincere effort to raise money and awareness about the fatal disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Full Story

    Pat Muraca: Unlikely, fruitful alliance
    08/26/2014 12:10 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD Not many people would think that the President of a liberal arts college and the CEO of a biotech company would form the strong bond that I have with Mary K. Full Story

    Adam Hinds : Youth violence addressed in Pittsfield
    08/25/2014 07:43 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD The shooting involving youth last week was horrendous. There is no reason why kids should settle scores with guns. Full Story

    Tony Dobrowolski: Prom is the new Christmas
    08/24/2014 12:00 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD A few notes from being out and about in the Berkshires. Full Story

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    Slice of Princess Diana's wedding cake auctioned

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana's 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375. Full Story
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    PAX Prime gaming convention kicks off in Seattle

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Penny Arcade Expo is in full swing in downtown Seattle. The fan-centric celebration of gaming began Friday at the Washington State Convention Center. Full Story