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Ordinarily, the imminent destruction of the Dagmar Bubriski house on Hoxsey Street in Williamstown would be a non-event. It's a handsome but undistinguished yellow Victorian, of which many exist … more
Out of sight, out of mind. At least, that's what most people think when they see the word "flushable," as in "flushable wipes." Evidently, "flushable" home products have become so successful in the … more
In 1975, the federal government enacted the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, mandating that every student in America was entitled to a "free and appropriate public education" in the "least … more
Today marks the last day of Sunshine Week, the annual mid-March tradition instituted in 2005 by the American Society of Newspaper Editors to raise consciousness among the public of the importance of … more
"We call B.S." It was a battle cry of solidarity that echoed Wednesday in Berkshire County and throughout the land It was also a chastisement, a plea and a vow of action from the voice of America's … more
Williamstown's Purple Valley is gaining a new resident. Williams College, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning, has named its latest president by unanimous … more
Paralysis through analysis and an inability to take decisive action are problems that have plagued the Pittsfield City Council. and by extension Pittsfield, off-and-on for decades. The latest example … more
As the July 1 kickoff date for recreational marijuana sales looms ever closer, some municipalities are reacting with fear and loathing — passing local anti-pot moratoriums, burying their heads … more
The welcome news that two Northern Berkshire ambulance companies have merged is yet another blow struck in favor of regionalization of public services wherever possible. (Eagle, March 12).Village … more
Government funding for the arts has traditionally been considered "icing on the cake," a way to spend taxpayer funds after more pressing civic needs have been taken care of. At the federal level, … more
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