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What makes the election of our presidents an exceptionally sobering task is that we choose the person who, for the next four years, will have virtually unlimited power and authority to wage nuclear … more
The Eagle, like many in Pittsfield who were skeptical of the plan to put a Walmart Supercenter in the William Stanley Business Park, decided to reserve judgment until the retail behemoth produced a … more
The hospitality industry is yet another sector, like retail, where the internet has upended all the old conventions. Thanks to online booking services like Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO, the most modest … more
To the editor:I heartily agree with the oped commentary on the Berkshire Museum in The Eagle on Nov. 13 by Sandra Nordland ("Museum needs to be under new management").There was so much stealth on the … more
The bucolic hamlet of Sandisfield, tucked away in Berkshire County's southeast corner, was minding its own business as it always had. Suddenly an energy-hungry world arrived at its doorstep in the … more
The concept is elegant, indeed — to harness the marvels of internet connectivity in making diagnostic and medical treatment services available to the remotest of communities. Through … more
Pittsfield's youth, particularly those at risk, have a problem — and that problem requires a coherent and sustained effort to resolve.According to 2015 U.S. census statistics, 28 percent of … more
To the editor:Today, special town meetings will be held in Williamstown and Lanesborough to ask voters to approve a revised regional agreement to expand the Mount Greylock Regional School District to … more
In a sense, the long career of First District Congressman Richard Neal, a Springfield Democrat, has been leading up to this battle. The congressman has long been focused on tax policy and tax … more
Massachusetts is edging ever closer to major reforms to its criminal justice system, most welcome of which are efforts to repeal certain mandatory minimum sentences for drug crimes.In a watershed … more
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