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NORTH ADAMS — I have kicked off my campaign for state representative. I am running to make sure those who reside in the 1st Berkshire District have the opportunities they need to prosper in their lives, their work and raising their families. A … more
STOCKBRIDGE — In 1885, the newspapers were full of what they called "The Great Experiment." Frustrated by his employer, George Westinghouse's "blindness" to the efficacy of alternating current, … more
When we were kids we built hot rods out of boards, a wooden crate and old carriage wheels or roller skates. These were often called soap box racers, as many of the crates used in earlier days were … more
LENOX — Pure sabotage, a cruel blow to 20 million Americans — including tens of thousands in the Berkshires — who are self-employed, who work for employers who don't offer heath … more
Riddle me this: What has every man imagined himself being, but no man actually is?I think we all want to be Batman. I used to think it was only me who secretly wanted to be Batman, until 20 years ago when a friend gave a public reading of an essay … more
RICHMOND — Back to college for a reunion many years ago, I found myself riding through Maine in one of the original Volkswagen beetles with an old friend. He was driving, it was dark, and I had … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — As the political leadership in Washington grapples with the grim debate over who will have access to health care in the future, and who will not, there is, in fact, good news about health care in the United States. This … more
FITCHBURG — Democracy depends on strong literacy, leading to informed citizen participation. Education is at the base of opportunity in the United States, resulting in better economic and health outcomes, improved quality of life, voter … more
PITTSFIELD — When Hillary Clinton was robbed of a chance to be the first woman to hold the most prestigious position in the world — and I use the term "robbed" intentionally, since I was taught as a child that the most votes … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — It was something of a rite of passage for young men from this area and elsewhere in the late 1890s: go search for gold in the Klondike.Patrick H. Clarrisey caught the bug. So did his fellow Daltonians W.W. Clark and Lawrence … more
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