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By Donald MorrisonBECKET — I had barely left Iran when the wise heads at the Justice Ministry announced their latest move to protect the nation. They were banning "Clash of Clans," one of the world's best-selling video games. They said it … more
NORTH ADAMS — Wherever you fall on the political spectrum, you surely had some reaction to the president-elect yelling at a CNN reporter at a televised news conference.It's not something you see very often. You might have been outraged, or you … more
RICHMOND — When we were in high school my brother came home from a church conference and announced, with some pride and some surprise, that the youth group had elected a black kid as its new, regional president. In those days, we didn't say … more
By Rinaldo Del Gallo, IIIPITTSFIELD — Having parked in downtown Pittsfield, I recently found a note placed under the windshield wiper of my car: "Thank you for still being a proud Bernie Supporter. We must stick together in these precarious … more
By Thomas M. KileyBOSTON — Natural gas has been a resounding environmental success story for Massachusetts that has delivered every single benefit environmentalists predicted back in the 1990s. Back then, new electricity deregulation laws were … more
LENOX — Of all the cockamamie ideas imaginable, few can rival the proposal being reviewed by a state commission to keep Eastern Daylight Saving Time all year-round in Massachusetts, permanently.If approved, an unlikely but not impossible … more
By Josh BreindelPITTSFIELD — "I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: 'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.'" This passage is at the heart of Rev. Dr. … more
By Bernard A. Drew GREAT BARRINGTON — These days we hear about road tests of driverless cars. Eleven decades ago, they were testing automobiles for endurance.The New York Motor Club held its second annual National Economy Test in June 1906, … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — In the Berkshires, people are gearing up for the four-year haul.We just witnessed a remarkable turnout in freezing weather of a group of people dedicated to preserving FDR's Four Freedoms. We call that resistance. That's a … more
PITTSFIELD — Over the past five years, in the wake of discovering I had diabetes, and then the subsequent removal of part of my right leg, I've lost about 105 pounds. I was 295 when all this started and I'm down to 190. That's all great. My … more
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