Brianna R. Lamke: No place for a methadone clinic

08/26/2016 05:42 AM EDT
PITTSFIELD — On Friday, August 12, The Berkshire Eagle ran an article titled "Methadone clinic eyeing move from Summer Street site. 
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Dalton Delan: Storytelling from cave to YouTube
08/26/2016 05:43 AM EDT - WESTPORT, CT. — It began in caves, from prehistoric Indonesia, Egypt and Somalia to Lascaux in France, continentally agnostic, and around fires wherever they could be kindled, by lightning or friction. Full Story

Derek Gentile: In fairness, shining a light on my own struggles
08/26/2016 05:47 AM EDT - GREAT BARRINGTON — I've gotten many comments on my stories of the past few days on the Sheffield Police Department, mostly positive. Full Story

Phyllis McGuire | View from the Village: Staying cool in the summers of my past
08/25/2016 06:04 AM EDT -

WILLIAMSTOWN — In the steamy days of summer, I need not go far to find relief from the heat, staying in my air-conditioned condo unit or swimming in the condo pool.

When I was growing up in New York and the summer sun beat down on the tar roof of the building where my family lived, our apartment on the top floor was stifling. Full Story

Clellie Lynch: The coyote days of summer
08/25/2016 06:24 AM EDT - EAST CHATHAM, N.Y. — After a long, hot, steamy day, the fierce sun slips behind the trees in the backyard dropping the temperature by a few, not-particularly-noticeable, degrees. Full Story

COUNTY FARE: Leaders in the making
08/24/2016 06:19 AM EDT - The state's next leaders are being groomed from our own Berkshire backyard. The Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts recently announced the 37 women selected to participate in the organization's 2016-17 Leadership Institute for Political and Public Impact. Full Story

Carole Owens: Colorful characters dot Berkshire history
08/24/2016 05:44 AM EDT - STOCKBRIDGE — I am indebted to the people of the Berkshires, past and present, who made their lives so well worth remembering. Full Story

John Seven: Climate change already taking toll, even as we ignore it
08/22/2016 05:27 PM EDT - NORTH ADAMS — As the news in the world reaches an apocalyptic tone yet again, I couldn't help but notice that the end of the world sometimes brings unexpected beauty. Full Story

Lauren R. Stevens: North Adams puts welcome mat out for trail hikers
08/22/2016 05:07 AM EDT - WILLIAMSTOWN — Hands up those who think they've seen more through-hikers (big backpacks, stubble) this summer. Full Story

Dorothy van den Honert: Find better way to 'teach' elephants
08/22/2016 05:07 AM EDT - PITTSFIELD — The summer circus has come and gone, and with it the predictable objections to the use of elephants because of cruelty in their training. Full Story

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Britney Spears mad about Lifetime biopic

Britney Spears insists she's not cooperating with a Lifetime made-for-TV movie that promises to revisit all the ups and downs of her tumultuous professional and personal story.