• Letters to the Editor - 05/21/2015 12:33 PM EDT
    Our Opinion: State physicians step up game on opioid abuse

    05/21/2015 06:42 PM EDT
    Days after Governor Baker expressed surprise that more physicians aren't warning patients about addictive prescription painkillers, the Massachusetts Medical Society announced a program to confront the problem. 
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    Our Opinion: With military weapons, mind-set must be abandoned
    05/20/2015 06:23 PM EDT - President Obama's announcement Monday that he would ban the sale or transfer of heavy-duty military weapons to local police departments was welcome. Full Story

    Our Opinion: GOP warhawks double down on blunders
    05/20/2015 10:47 AM EDT - As part of their "Scare America" tour, a gaggle of Republican presidential wanna-bes showed up in Des Moines on Armed Forces Day Saturday to talk tough and recklessly about war. Full Story

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    Gene Chague: Rainbow trout liberated with Crosby students' help

    05/16/2015 09:27 PM EDT
    I don't know if you saw Eagle photographer Ben Garver's great picture and caption, "Fishing, in Reverse" featured in the Saturday, May 9 Eagle. 
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    Howard Herman: When it comes to local sports, Springfield TV is missing out
    05/16/2015 07:33 PM EDT - If you are a sports fan in Berkshire County, and by extension, Western Massachusetts, it is the best of times and it is the worst of times. Full Story

    Richard Lord: Williams women's national golf title unprecedented, but not surprising
    05/16/2015 09:32 PM EDT - Winning Division III national championships is nothing new at Williams College, given the success in particular of their women's tennis team and women's crew team in recent years. Full Story

    Howard Herman: Blackwell of '75 Red Sox recalls time managing Pittsfield Mets
    05/09/2015 09:48 PM EDT - Last Tuesday night, the Boston Red Sox honored the 1975 World Series team, the year of the Carlton Fisk home run in Game 6 against Cincinnati. Full Story

    Gene Chague: Young turkey hunters enjoy a successful hunt
    05/02/2015 09:51 PM EDT - Youths took to the woods early in the morning a week ago Saturday with their mentors to take advantage of the special Youth Turkey Hunting day. Full Story

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    Suit: Competitor's smiley face cookies 'confusingly similar'

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The cookies may be smiling, but the restaurants are not. A Pennsylvania chain says in a lawsuit that the smiley face cookies made by a Chicago-based baker are "confusingly similar" to its own trademarked treats. Full Story
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    Michael Fassbender on making 'Macbeth': 'the Scottish film'

    CANNES, France (AP) — Michael Fassbender doesn't know if the "Macbeth" curse carries over to movie adaptations, but he'd rather not test it. Full Story
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    Duggar son apologizes after molestation accusations surface

    Josh Duggar, one of the cast members of the TLC reality show '19 Kids and Counting,' was accused of molesting five young girls, including his sister, as a teenager; no charges were filed. He reportedly takes responsibility in an issued statement.