Our Opinion: Atty. Rota braves lair of the Council
07/23/2014 07:02 AM EDT - Today, William Rota becomes the second attorney endorsed by the Berkshire legal community to go before the Governor's Council in Boston in an attempt to become an associate justice at Southern Berkshire District Court (Eagle, July 22. Full Story
Our Opinion: 'Putin The Great'
07/22/2014 11:04 AM EDT - As if the shooting down of a passenger plane carrying 298 people wasn't monstrous enough, the bodies of those who fell from the sky with Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 were left lying in the heat for days as Ukrainian rebels engaged in what can only be assumed to be a cover-up of their blunder. Full Story
Our Opinion: Price of patronage
07/20/2014 12:11 AM EDT - The trial in Boston of former Probation Commissioner John J. O’Brien on allegations that he traded jobs for legislative favors poked along largely unnoticed until it exploded into view last week with the judicial ruling that prosecutors could argue that House Speaker Robert DeLeo participated in Mr. Full Story
Our Opinion: Crisis on the border
07/18/2014 12:11 AM EDT - Governor Deval Patrick, in response to President Obama’s request that Massachusetts provide shelter to some of the unaccompanied children flooding across our southern border from Central America, said he doesn’t believe that as a commonwealth "we can turn away and turn our backs to children who are coming from desperate situations. Full Story
Our Opinion: Fracking on shaky ground
07/17/2014 12:11 AM EDT - The growing opposition in the Berkshires to the proposed Kinder Morgan pipeline project has drawn attention to the process of hydraulic fracturing, which is used to reach much of the natural gas that would be transported across Massachusetts through that pipeline. Full Story
Our Opinion: A promising ACA report
07/14/2014 12:11 AM EDT - The Commonwealth Fund, an independent research agency that tracks health issues, has issued its report on the Affordable Care Act for the months after the end of the first enrollment period and the results are encouraging in terms of who it is reaching and how they are being helped. Full Story
Woody Allen back in spotlight, promoting new film
Throughout his long career, Woody Allen has been fascinated by magic, a theme he's explored frequently onscreen: playing a magician in "Scoop," sending Owen Wilson on time travel in "Midnight in Paris," or pulling Jeff Daniels out of a movie screen in "The Purple Rose of Cairo. Full Story
Bill Murray shows up at ice cream party
'Lost in Translation’ actor was the guest of honor at an ice cream truck near area he was shooting a movie.