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The fight against the Berkshire opioid addiction crisis is a three-pronged one — local, state and federal. The federal effort has been lackluster, but North Adams, Boston and the Berkshires are willing to do what it takes.Massachusetts … more
Massachusetts residents have good reason to strut in the wake of news that the Bay State's workforce is the first-ever in the nation to contain a majority of bachelor's degree holders. The report from the non-profit Massachusetts Budget and Policy … more
While the statistics on suicide in Berkshire County are discouraging, the response in the Berkshires is encouraging. Help for those suffering considering suicide is available, and the willingness of … more
Running a brick-and-mortar retail business has never been the easiest of undertakings, and technology and economic pressures have made the task even tougher of late. As if the road to success weren't … more
Leadership in the effort to reduce carbon emissions that cause health problems and fuel global warming won't be coming from Washington, D.C., for the foreseeable future. Leadership will have to come from the states, and nine Northeastern states, … more
The racial, economic and social divide plaguing Pittsfield exists even if it cannot be seen. There is also a geographic divide, however, that is tangible and contains the roots of of the larger … 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
When a catastrophe strikes — no matter where in this country — the first reflex on the part of many Americans is to ask, "What can I do to help?" Geographical and political differences fade into irrelevance as images of human suffering … more
Our fellow citizens in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico and nearby islands aren't just victims of the catastrophic hurricane of September 20; they're victims of extremely bad timing. By the time … more
While Pittsfield Police say the city is on track to have a lower violent crime rate in 2017 than it experienced in 2016, perception is reality, and the perception now, particularly following the … more
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