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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
While the field of candidates for four Pittsfield City Council at-large positions is disappointingly small, that disappointment is tempered by the number of promising newcomers who entered the race. … more
An independent operation since 1856, the Lenox Library could soon come under the control of Town Hall ("Select Board backs town takeover of library operations," October 10). With the Select Board's … more
The sexual harassment scandal involving former film executive Harvey Weinstein triggered the #MeToo movement, in which women are sharing their own stories of harassment in the workplace and in … more
One of the unintended consequences of President Trump's recent divisive attack on protesting NFL players is that he has prompted many Americans to engage in a pursuit that would delight the framers … more
He was one of the greatest defensive shortstops to play Major League Baseball — but some who knew him back when claim to this day that basketball was his best sport. Mark Belanger stands atop … more
Congress returns from its summer recess following Labor Day, which surely fills most Americans with dread, especially as health care is once again back on the agenda. But there is at least a glimmer of hope that the partisan logjam on health care … more
The problems of low wages, disappearing jobs and a growing wealth gap in Berkshire County aren't new and they defy easy resolution. The causes are many, and are in large part linked to national trends. It's a distraction from finding those solutions … more
Massachusetts, normally known for its groundbreaking social advances like legalization of same-sex marriage, finds itself behind the eight-ball on the issue of automatic voter registration. Earlier this week, Illinois became the tenth state to enact … more
Nearly half a century after the hard-rocking Who graced (or tarnished depending on your perspective) the stage at Tanglewood, Who guitarist and songwriter Pete Townshend was back earlier this month with "Classic Quadrophenia," a rock opera hybrid … more
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