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"Never bet on anything with two legs" is a timeless dictum that still commands respect, particularly when a recent Supreme Court ruling has opened the gates to explosive expansion of the gambling … more
With last week's sale by Sotheby's auction house of works by Francis Picabia, Henry Moore and Alexander Calder from the Berkshire Museum's collection (Eagle, May 15 and 17), the legal battle to keep … more
As Berkshirites focus on gearing up for another summer tourist season, news about the Middle East may seem distant and irrelevant. They would be well advised to keep a weather eye on developments, … more
Massachusetts voters tend to be cynical about their government, and not without good reason. Whether it is a scandal of the moment like the overtime pay scam enveloping the State Police, or a … more
It is particularly appropriate that a landmark ruling upholding a state ban on the ownership of assault-style weapons be handed down from a federal judge in Massachusetts, where the famed Minuteman … more
Justice is an ideal that is often confused with retribution, which is a human need based not on reason, but emotion. Our society has entrusted the dispensation of justice to the court system, which … more
With Congress and the president creating trillion-dollar budget deficits, $100,000 seems like hardly enough to clean the carpets in the U.S. Capitol. However, when that relatively paltry sum appears … more
The words "school consolidation" may be anathema to some, but Pittsfield Public Schools Superintendent Jason McCandless went ahead and uttered them anyway at the Pittsfield City Council meeting last … more
It's a life-long effort to become and remain a member of the "informed electorate" envisioned by the Founding Fathers. Besides having to seek out credible sources of information, the responsible … more
Agriculture has been an integral part of the Berkshires' economy and character since the area was first settled by Europeans and their progeny centuries ago, and the state House has just made it a … more
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