Editorials
Our Opinion: Casting bright light on suicide prevention
While the statistics on suicide in Berkshire County are discouraging, the response in the Berkshires is encouraging. Help for those suffering considering suicide is available, and the willingness of …
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Our Opinion: State actions are limited against D.C sabotage
Massachusetts is better prepared to withstand Trump administration assaults on the environment and health care than many states because it has in recent years acted on its own to improve life for …
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Our Opinion: Tricky balancing act for cannabis board
The irony, said the chairman of the state's Cannabis Control Commission, is that he voted against legalizing recreational marijuana last November because he believed it was too complex a task to …
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Letters to the editor
Letter: Counter hate, treat all with due respect

To the editor:Not long into Hillary Clinton's last presidential campaign she made it known that Donald Trump "attracts the hate groups." I wasn't sure what she meant by hate groups, but now I do …

Letter: Green energy hypocrisy seen in Berkshires

To the editor:A few weeks ago, Great Barrington's town leaders took a bow for converting the entire town's electric consumption to be "green" or "renewable." Applause all around on a great job. Or …

Letter: Gammel is ideal for North Adams Council

To the editor:I am writing to express my support for Keifer Gammel for North Adams City Council.Keifer has a great deal of experience working with the North Adams community. In his current position …

Letter: Anthem protests honor Constitution

To the editor:The continued mischaracterization of NFL players kneeling misses the mark. They do not disrespect the flag, which is a symbol, or our troops, who are not the sole focus of the anthem, …

Letter: Mass MoCA paint-over is unresolved issue

To the editor:Although Mass MoCA painted over the school children's historic depictions of Northern Berkshire mill workers and the textile dolls on the pillars on Marshall Street in North Adams, to …

Letter: Senior Center to celebrate anniversary

To the editor:In 2018 the Pittsfield Senior Center will celebrate its 25th anniversary. It has grown to be one of the most active social and friendly places for senior citizens in Pittsfield.The …

Letter: Laurel Hill group will explore bush replacement

To the editor:I am writing in response to John Beacco Jr.'s letter on Oct. 11 ("Keep Stockbridge beautiful"). The Laurel Hill Association values John's contributions to Stockbridge over many decades. …

Letter: Find ways to counter art sales polarization

To the editor:I have lived and worked in Pittsfield for over 20 years and have taken my children and grandchildren to the Berkshire Museum. We have enjoyed the unique combination of art masterpieces, …

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Our columnists
Felix Caroll: Lessons lived and learned under the Friday night lights

GREAT BARRINGTON — It's game night. It says it right there on the chalkboard in the band room in big block letters with three exclamation points. It says it right there in the tense face of the …

Carole Owens: Doggie chauffeurs on errands of mercy

STOCKBRIDGE — I had no idea. There is an underground railroad for dogs. That may not be the proper term. The dogs are not escaping captivity. They are however being moved great distances from …

Ruth Bass: Sometimes, boys should be boys and girls should be girls

RICHMOND — As the Boy Scouts decide to recruit girls, let's remember that Girl Scouts have long been more inclusive and less judgmental about membership. The Boy Scouts - until 2013 - were …

Lauren R. Stevens: The four Newton boys and the three Vermont lakes

WILLIAMSTOWN — For those living in northern Berkshire County who feel somewhat deprived of recreational lakes, the Deerfield Valley in nearby Vermont offers Somerset, Whitingham and Sadawga, …

E.J. Johnson: Faulty reasoning behind museum's new vision

ADAMS — Supporters of the planned sale of all the most valuable works of art in the Berkshire Museum collection see it as an important step into the future direction of the museum and the …

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