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Raise state smoking age to 21Smoking rates are in decline according to state statistics, which can be attributed to an aggressive education campaign and a healthy sales tax of $3.50 a pack. The … more
Wise restrictions in RichmondThe Richmond Select Board acted responsibly in responding to the three attacks on people by guard dogs in the past nine months, and we hope that their owner, Richmond … more
Why is it so complicated to pick up trash in Pittsfield?City Hall has rolled back some "soft-enforcement" practices instituted by the city's trash hauler, Republic Services (Eagle, May 16 and May … more
"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
Pittsfield residents might be forgiven for imagining that walls of water are cascading in on them from all sides. With the suddenness of a flash flood, the Shire City faces the need to pay for … more
It had all the makings of the perfect campaign photo-op: An acting district attorney whose previous boss graciously greased the skids by resigning early so that the candidate would enjoy the … more
There was a time when prosecutors lamented that it was difficult, if not impossible, to convict a drunk driver. Jurors, many of whom had committed the same transgression for which the defendant stood … more
When it comes to their Spectrum cable TV service, Berkshirites can be certain of three things. First, rates will rise. Second, the signal will go on the fritz. Third, Berkshire County viewers will … more
In the wake of an overtime pay scam by state troopers patrolling the Massachusetts Turnpike, the state wants to institute a GPS vehicle tracking system. The State Police union is fighting this effort … more
Residents are quick to complain to city government when municipal services fail to live up to their expectations. The only time they raise their voices higher is when that same city government … more
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