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North Adams voters will confront 16 candidates for nine North Adams City Council seats when they go to the polls on Tuesday, a dauntingly large field but one that speaks well of the city. The mix of … more
Until 16 years ago, when terrorists intent on mass murder cut through the clear, blue skies, September 11 was merely one of 365 fixed points on the calendar by which we reckoned our position in time and space. Especially this year, especially now, … 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
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
The Pittsfield Police Department Friday night put out a Facebook post seeking help in finding the killer of 22-year-old Asiyanna Jones that in its eloquence gets to the heart of a neighborhood's and … 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 scrapping of a plan to settle Middle East refugees in Pittsfield and Berkshire County is terrible news for refugees and bad news for the city and county, which would have been enriched by their … 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
Pittsfield is in need of a city engineer — or at least someone to fulfill city engineering duties. Given the financial realities all Berkshire communities face, exploring alternative ways to … more
As we approach the 150th anniversary of the birth in Great Barrington of W.E.B. Du Bois, it's encouraging to see the community fully embracing this towering intellectual, civil rights activist … more
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