Clarence Fanto: Keep debate over circus animals based on fact, not emotion

04/25/2015 10:33 AM EDT
LENOX >> Nothing like the circus coming to town to stir up the annual outpouring of strong feelings about the employment of wild animals to perform for the entertainment of the public. 
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Bernard A. Drew: The problem of the tramps
04/24/2015 03:07 PM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON >> Massachusetts established a state constabulary in March 1875 with Luther Stephenson Jr. Full Story

Anne Horrigan Geary: Celebrate Earth Day each and every day
04/24/2015 03:05 PM EDT - DALTON >> Google Earth is one of my favorite toys. It's like being a pilot of your own personal drone without ever having to leave the comfort of terra firma, a bonus for those of us with vertigo issues. Full Story

@TheMarket: The worst if over so go buy on the news
04/24/2015 02:16 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> The worst of earnings season is behind us and it isn't nearly as bad as investors feared. Full Story

Alan Chartock: Well-heeled haters ought not lament paying higher taxes
04/24/2015 11:59 AM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON >> Town elections are very important if you want insight into how our governments work. Full Story

Out of the Pages: Golfing for the dollars
04/24/2015 11:25 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> I know some courses are already open, but it doesn't feel like golf weather in the Berkshires just yet, not with the snowflakes that were in the air at the end of last week. Full Story

Derek Gentile: Stand up and be counted, not apathetic
04/23/2015 10:53 PM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON >> I was at a meeting the other night, and part of the session was devoted to brainstorming ways to increase participation in local government. Full Story

The Motley Fool Investor: Be cautious when reading investment news
04/23/2015 02:47 PM EDT - I grew up in the mountains outside Lake Tahoe. A lot of the hilly roads have warning signs that say, "Rockslide Hazard Area. Full Story

Robert F. Jakubowicz: Slogans not enough for mayoral hopefuls
04/23/2015 01:31 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> In announcing her intent to run for mayor, Pittsfield City Clerk Linda Tyer had a slogan that may still resonate, albeit with growing pessimism, with city residents. Full Story

Brian Sullivan: Planning a city's future is no easy task
04/22/2015 04:35 PM EDT - PITTSFIELD >> It's hard to believe the original blueprint was followed to its specifics. Full Story

Owner spots his stolen truck in rearview mirror; arrest made

PIEDMONT, Ala. (AP) — A man driving to work in Alabama suddenly noticed his stolen pickup truck following him, setting off a chain of events that included a pursuit, a crash and an arrest. Full Story
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Liotta recalls Scorsese discussion before 'Goodfellas' shoot

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tribeca Film Festival ended Saturday night with a bang — a special 25th anniversary screening of the Martin Scorsese gangster flick "Goodfellas. Full Story