To the editor of THE EAGLE:

In the April 2 Berkshire Eagle, I read the front page headline about the closing of North Adams Regional Hospital. The article and previous articles on the subject all point to dire financial difficulties.

Turning to page A3, I read the headline, "Congress to approve $1B loan to Ukraine." Really? A billion dollars more going overseas while a vital hospital with more than 500 tax-paying employees closes its doors. Really?