• Life skills your kids should know - 10/20/2016 06:18 AM EDT
    Our Opinion: Federal courts still stalled by partisanship

    10/21/2016 06:13 AM EDT
    The spiteful refusal of Senate Republicans to do their constitutional duty and conduct hearings for President Obama's Supreme Court nominee is bad enough, but that high profile vacancy is the tip of the iceberg. 
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    Our Opinion: Mosul assault begins with lessons learned
    10/19/2016 05:39 AM EDT - The battle to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS has begun and while the outcome is uncertain what can't be disputed is that it is being fought by the right people. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Hatred based on politics further hurts our nation
    10/17/2016 05:37 PM EDT - Regardless of how the November 8 elections come out, America must heal some raw wounds if it is going to come back together. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Fight against racism must involve us all
    10/17/2016 10:37 AM EDT - The quiet protest at Monument Mountain Regional High School Friday night was effective for several reasons, one of which is the breakdown of who participated. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Closing of St. Joseph is a loss for Catholics, Pittsfield
    10/14/2016 05:56 PM EDT - The closing of St. Joseph Central High School is obviously a blow to the local Catholic community, but the closing of a school that has long been part of the city's fabric is a blow to Pittsfield as well. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Covanta plan is a sound one at many levels
    10/13/2016 05:32 AM EDT - The elegant solution to the Covanta issue approved by the City Council Tuesday night enables Pittsfield to avoid a knotty waste disposal problem. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Russia invites pariah status with bombings
    10/12/2016 05:24 AM EDT - Isolating Russia because of its bombings of civilians in Syria is a good strategy. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Fighting racism must begin at home
    10/10/2016 10:36 AM EDT - Racism in America isn't confined to a few regions, states, cities or communities. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Transgender law should be here to stay
    10/07/2016 06:22 PM EDT - The transgender rights law has gone into effect in Massachusetts, accompanied by what will ideally be a failed attempt to repeal it. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Scandals hurt DCR's worthy cause in state
    10/07/2016 05:19 AM EDT - The state Department of Conservation and Recreation is an important agency that has not been fully staffed. Full Story

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    Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston split up

    Taylor Swift decides Tom Hiddleston isn’t the one after all and hands him his walking papers.