Our Opinion: Taking stands wiser than avoiding them

11/22/2014 11:59 AM EST
The US Senate vote last week on the Keystone XL pipeline was all about Louisiana politics, not the environment. 
Full Story
Our Opinion: Cuts, hikes require realism from officials
11/21/2014 05:31 AM EST - Addressing potential spending cuts in Massachusetts or tax increases in Pittsfield requires something in common from elected officials — realism. Full Story

Devising rules to cut back on casino damage
11/19/2014 04:37 PM EST - With voters having defeated a referendum repealing the casino law, state officials are now obligated to keep the damage to a minimum. Full Story

Letters to the editor

11/22/2014 11:36 AM EST
Monument 'door crisis' is on school officials To the editor: Thanks to Tom Ryan of Arizona for alerting us to the unsecured doors at Monument Mountain Regional High School and the danger that this "easy access" poses (letter, Nov. 
Full Story
Letters to the editor
11/21/2014 04:14 PM EST - Frieri a loss for vets, city To the editor: I cannot understand why Mayor Bianchi fired Rosanne Frieri from the veterans' office. Full Story

Letters to the editor
11/20/2014 04:02 PM EST - Money better spent on NARH than MOCA To the editor: The state of Massachusetts continues to subsidize Mass MoCA, this time giving the museum over $25 million, about the same it gave the museum to get it started about 25 years ago. Full Story

Letters to the editor
11/18/2014 04:22 PM EST - Exceptional for the wrong reasons To the editor: Yes, "American exceptionalism," Mr. Full Story

Letters to the editor
11/16/2014 12:17 PM EST - Hardly a landslide for Republicans To the editor: I'm happy that Thomas D. Gilardi of Pittsfield is pleased with the results of the mid-term election (letter, Nov. Full Story

Letters to the editor
11/15/2014 11:19 AM EST - Help out local families in need of diapers To the editor: So many stores and organizations are gearing up for the holiday season with great generosity to those less fortunate by sponsoring food and clothing drives. Full Story

Letters to the editor
11/14/2014 03:36 PM EST - Applebee's does right by county veterans To the editor: I am a veteran and I had a great experience at Applebee's on Veterans' Day. Full Story

City's 'ugly' Christmas tree prompts public outcry

READING, Pa. (AP) — A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly. Full Story
(Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP)
Shifting attitudes at play in Cosby allegations

Tamra Wade struggled mightily over whether to go to the police more than a decade ago, when, she says, a trusted professor forced himself on her in an empty classroom. Full Story