Editorials
Our Opinion: Remembering JFK on an appropriate American holiday
How appropriate that the 100th birthday of John Fitzgerald Kennedy would fall on Memorial Day. The president was a hero of World War II, but beyond his acts of bravery, the combination of pragmatism and idealism that he brought to the White House …
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Our Opinion: A major leap in evolution of Mass MoCA
Who would have believed two decades ago that the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams would today be unveiling its third and final phase, mammoth Building 6? Well, not everybody, but after early stops and starts as the unlikely …
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Our Opinion: Keep pushing for NYC rail link
Restoring Pittsfield's rail connection to New York City and improving Pittsfield's rail link to Boston are ideas that have been simmering on back burners for years if not decades. The former concept may be heating up once again while a proposal out …
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Letters to the editor
Letter: Eagle article was unfair to Mike Case

To the editor:I was greatly disappointed by the May 23 article "2-vote difference ousts incumbent selectman in Washington."I fault Mr. Grillon's invocation of Mike Case's resignation from the Department of Conservation and Recreation as sleazy …

Letter: Difficult to grasp terrorist mentality

To the editor:What is wrong with this world? How much more numerous do the terrorist actions have to get? How many more innocent little children and adults have to be killed until it sinks in that actions like this do no good for anyone or anything? …

Letter: Grateful for care from hospital professionals

To the editor:With great pleasure we faithfully read our Berkshire Eagle, and read with interest about the contract negotiations for our nursing community. We do hope that they are provided with what they need to continue to help those in need at …

Letter: BHS should end spin, focus on improvements

To the editor:It is true that Berkshire Medical Center recently received patient safety recognition from Healthgrades and the Leapfrog Group as expressed in your May 17 article. It is also true that Leapfrog cited the Berkshire Medical Center for an …

Letter: Young people can learn from Du Bois' example

To the editor:In times of adversity, when the morality and well-being of the future seem to be threatened, people look to their leaders for guidance. This leadership can be found in present figures, or in those who worked diligently and passionately …

Letter: Riding the wind for revenue savings

To the editor:The public-use Otis Wind Project at the Williams Stone Quarry will produce estimated budgetary gains of $200,000-$250,000 annually. Financed with loans, a $400,000 grant, and a $2.7 million subsidy, the community is going to come out …

Letter: Past time to honor service in Cold War

To the editor:While reviewing the list of bills that have been so far submitted in the 115th Congress, I ran across one that is very surprising - the Cold War Service Medal Act. Also listed as H.R. 1419, the act seeks "To amend title 10, United …

Letter: Grim warning from future

To the editor:To the people of the year 2017. I am writing to you from the year 2130, where I live in fear, fueled with rage. Today, my today, is much different than yours. I must fight to eat and kill to survive; we have no economy, we don't live …

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Our columnists
Ruth Bass: Readers ask for good news, but they actually prefer the negatives

RICHMOND — People perpetually ask why newspapers and television just bring the bad news. Why not print or televise some good news, they want to know. Well, for one thing, news gatherers are basically in the business of telling you about things …

Charles Joffe-Halpern: CBO analysis exposes Trumpcare

PITTSFIELD — The health care bill known as the American Health Care Act (AHCA), replacing the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), is now heading toward the United States Senate. As the Congressional Budget Office report released last Wednesday …

Lauren R. Stevens: Nature doesn't strew trash; so why do we?

WILLIAMSTOWN — Confessions of an inveterate litter picker: I cannot pass by a bottle, can, piece of plastic or worse without a twitch, which usually results in my picking it up.That is why the day after the Great Williamstown Litter Cleanup, …

Clarence Fanto | Open hostility to journalists isn't costing votes, yet

LENOX — The combination of Donald Trump's open contempt for the news media and his own unrestrained hostility, even on the world political stage directed at leaders of NATO nations, gave us yet another week of disturbing developments at home …

Carrie Saldo | Youth program gets new focus, new digs

New digs A reconfigured approach to Pittsfield Public Schools' alternative education programs is moving forward. The School Committee approved a one-year lease for about 2,000 square feet of space at 53 Eagle St. The $36,810 price tag includes daily …

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