• McCann Tech softball downs Lee at home - 05/27/2016 05:43 AM EDT
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    Our Opinion: Using one right to undermine another

    05/26/2016 04:42 PM EDT
    The right to protest is fundamental in a nation that cherishes free speech, but that right doesn't excuse irresponsibility on the part of protesters. 
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    Our Opinion: Loophole weakens state campaign finance laws
    05/26/2016 04:42 PM EDT - Massachusetts' campaign finance laws are relatively strict, but state Republicans have found a way around them to exploit weak federal laws. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Focus sharpens on green energy in state
    05/25/2016 05:57 PM EDT - While the official demise of the Kinder Morgan pipeline proposal is welcome, the pressure on Beacon Hill to encourage green energy alternatives has increased. Full Story

    Our Opinion: UMass shouldn't veer from its path
    05/25/2016 05:57 PM EDT - While acknowledging the progress UMass has made as an institution, the Pioneer Institute believes it is heading in the wrong direction. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Facing reality of Pittsfield's crime problem
    05/24/2016 06:08 PM EDT - Addressing Pittsfield's crime problem means acknowledging its reality and accepting that it will cost money to address. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Trustees' good work can be enjoyed in Berkshires
    05/22/2016 12:53 PM EDT - Its title — Trustees of Reservations — doesn't provide much indication of what this group is or does. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Pittsfield's crime problem made far worse by guns
    05/22/2016 12:53 PM EDT - The shootings plaguing Pittsfield suggest a significant gang presence, and have roots in the economic problems in the city. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Segregation battle must be fought again
    05/20/2016 04:19 PM EDT - The fight to end school desegregation in the United States was long, ugly, painful and even bloody. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Facing genuine housing issues
    05/19/2016 05:14 PM EDT - Governor Baker plans to spend $1.1 billion on housing as part of his five-year capital plan. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Renewed Beacon TIF is right for Pittsfield
    05/18/2016 04:24 PM EDT - The strong support for a renewed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) agreement for the Beacon Cinema is encouraging. Full Story