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    Our Opinion: Hinsdale must face reality on budget shortfall

    04/20/2015 05:46 PM EDT
    The latest saga out of Hinsdale is noteworthy less for the clerical error on tax payments than the self-destructive reaction too typical of the town. 
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    Our Opinion: Heed parents' wise words on Tsarnaev sentencing
    04/19/2015 01:40 PM EDT - The Boston Marathon will be associated with the bombings of two years ago for some time. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Hard truths from higher education chief
    04/18/2015 12:36 PM EDT - Richard Freeland is retiring as the state's commissioner of higher education at the end of the academic year so he can afford to be brutally honest. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Taxpayers are subsidizing corporate greed
    04/17/2015 05:57 PM EDT - The Tax Day protests that drew tens of thousands of Americans to the streets highlighted what should be a major campaign issue in 2016: inexcusably low wages maintained in the name of corporate greed. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Killer won't be remembered, victim will be
    04/16/2015 06:39 PM EDT - Murders happen often in Boston and don't always get much media coverage. The Aaron Hernandez trial did because the accused was a football star with the New England Patriots. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Bain-Patrick link could benefit both
    04/14/2015 06:11 PM EDT - Maybe the last place anyone thought former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick would emerge would be Bain Capital. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Belated justice in Blackwater case
    04/14/2015 06:11 PM EDT - The United States' image abroad will never recover entirely from the war it began in Iraq, but some of the tarnish was removed Monday in a Washington, D. Full Story

    Our Opinion: A new Taconic for students and Pittsfield
    04/11/2015 12:10 PM EDT - The new Taconic High school project that the Pittsfield City Council will vote on Tuesday night is one of the most ambitious proposals the city has seen in many years. Full Story

    Our Opinion: School pay raises can't be automatic
    04/11/2015 10:36 AM EDT - As Pittsfield school officials explore painful budget cuts, such as a potentially devastating proposed cut in adult education, the mind-set that raises for union employees are automatic must end. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Much good came from Tsarnaev trial
    04/09/2015 06:29 PM EDT - The conviction of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on all 30 charges related to his involvement in the Boston Marathon bombing was essentially a foregone conclusion given the defense team's strategy. Full Story

    Missing wedding ring plucked from dog doo, returned to owner

    SITKA, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska woman suspected her family's dog snatched her wedding ring, but she couldn't find proof — until the diamond-encrusted platinum band turned up months later at a local ball field. Full Story