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It had been 36 years since delegates to the Democratic state convention failed to endorse a sitting Democratic office-holder but delegates, many of whom are newcomers energized by the 2016 elections, … more
W.E.B. Du Bois' reputation traveled a rocky road during the great civil rights crusader's life and in the 55 years since his death, but as times and cultures change, so do perceptions. An … more
To the editor:Several years ago, a letter to the editor appeared in The Berkshire Eagle titled, "Save the grotto." At the time rumors abounded that Holy Family Parish on Seymour Street in Pittsfield … more
A century ago, when factory floors hummed with activity and smokestacks belched black clouds of prosperity into the skies over the Berkshires, locals would have scratched their heads at news that a … 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
When it's an election year, no subject is off the table when it comes to prying — or scaring — a few votes out of people. Despite prognostications by political handicappers that barring … more
Federal grant money isn't exactly free money — but at the local level, largess from Washington can be the impetus that kick-starts projects languishing due to lack of resources. The Berkshire … more
The machinery of lawmaking has been chugging away on Beacon Hill, and last Friday the state Senate produced a budget that holds some bright spots for the Berkshires if certain provisions manage to … more
On Memorial Day, when we remember all those who died while serving in the country's armed forces. the Vietnam War has particular resonance. Fifty years ago, a war that had been simmering in the … more
The primary and general election season are fast approaching, and this year the wind appears to be at the backs of hopefuls at both extremes of the political spectrum. Scrutiny of the tea leaves … more
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