Editorials
Our Opinion: Police don't need military weaponry
President Trump's ongoing drive to undo the efforts of his predecessor now include rolling back an Obama administration executive order that blocked armored vehicles, high-caliber weapons and other …
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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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Letters to the editor
Letter: Questions about Sotheby's, contractors unanswered

To the editor:As a longtime member of the Berkshire Museum's Collections Committee, a longtime curator at the Clark and the curator of two exhibitions at the Berkshire Museum, I ask some simple …

Letter: Self-appointed patriots should respect others

To the editor:The president and the vice president, complete with their small enameled flag pins, have again attacked the athletes who drop a knee during pregame ceremonies. But how many of those who …

Letter: Descent into tyranny by a mean little boy

To the editor:It never would have occurred to me that we would see pure evil in the White House. Or maybe it is sheer stupidity. Or maybe it is merely the ego needs of the sad little boy who is our …

Letter: Those who kneel ask us to understand pain

To the editor:Kneeling is a gesture that conveys a range of things, none of which is aggressive or contemptuous. Kneeling is the posture of humility, or prayer, or submission, or entreaty, and most …

Letter: Finally, Pittsfield has first female firefighter

To the editor:When I was in high school, through the mid- and late-1970s, Pittsfield proudly announced that it had hired the city's first African-American firefighter. While we all — "we" …

Letter: Misplaced uproar

To the editor:If people were in the same uproar about the crime and deterioration in our area as they are about the Berkshire Museum's art sale maybe we would see incidents start to decline and …

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 …

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Felix Carroll: New-school farming idea meets `old school' in New Marlborough

NEW MARLBOROUGH — If your image of the archetypal farm obliges a big, red barn, maybe a silo, a split-rail fence and a few cows scattered across four corners of pasture to hold everything in …

Francis Moriarty: Art, local identity and civics

PITTSFIELD— A number of artworks, including two paintings by Norman Rockwell, are soon to be auctioned off as part of a controversial deaccession of art held in the collection of the Berkshire …

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 …

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