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The Berkshires' own "X-File," a 1969 UFO siting seen by many and chronicled by several television shows, is marked by a tasteful, 5,000-pound memorial near Sheffield's Old Covered Bridge. Town … more
It would be hard to imagine a government program that made more sense and got more bang for the taxpayer's buck than Massachusetts' Healthy Incentives Program. Instituted last year by the state … 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
The belief of some Pittsfield city councilors that the city can continue to kick wastewater treatment and water infrastructure upgrades down the road without the Environmental Protection Agency … more
The state portion of costs for public school funding in Massachusetts has become an inequitable mess in terms of the way the budgetary pie is sliced, but the more overarching problem is that the pie … more
Last month, Berkshire County viewers settled down to watch Albany's WRGB, Channel 6 for the local evening news, which often features fires, crimes and spectacular car collisions punctuated by traffic … more
Give Governor Charlie Baker and Colonel Kerry Gilpin credit for acting quickly to address the scandals plaguing the State Police, but they have a tough job ahead. A change in culture is necessary and … more
The protracted standoff over the Housatonic River cleanup has been given a nudge by the EPA's new chief for the New England region. Alexandra Dunn, in a visit to The Eagle's editorial board on … more
No matter how you choose to look at it, Massachusetts has given the town of Washington the shaft. The blunt instrument used to punish the municipality is PILOT, or Payment In Lieu of Taxes — … more
A comprehensive private-public campaign reaching out to Berkshire seniors is relaunching its effort, which is both a welcome and realistic acknowledgement of facts on the ground (Eagle, April 3). The … more
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