Editorials
Our Opinion: Move forward on Chapter 90 compromise
With a House-Senate conference committee having agreed on a Chapter 90 highway funding bill, we urge both legislative bodies to make quick final action a priority. May is approaching and Berkshire road crews need to put that money into use.The …
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Our Opinion: Towns draw lines on immigration overreach by feds
The federal crackdown on immigrants without sufficient regard to the impact on local communities and groups calls for a response. We're pleased to see South Berkshire towns and agencies become the latest Berkshire communities to do so.The Berkshire …
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Our Opinion: Marching for science on Earth Day
Science has periodically found itself in the cross-hairs of contrary opinion at least since Copernicus declared the Sun, not the Earth, to be at the center of the known universe. To find anti-science attitudes so prevalent in the United States …
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Letters to the editor
Letter: Ignore Coulter, don't boost her career

To the editor:When will liberals learn not to play into the hands of conservatives? The breathlessly stupid intention of some "liberals" to engage in violent demonstrations when Ann Coulter speaks at UC Berkley shows just how clueless those people …

Letter: Infrastructure crisis felt in Berkshires

To the editor:The Eagle's April 4 article "Park Street Bridge, artery into Housatonic, closed indefinitely for safety" highlights a major problem that localities across the country are facing due to a failure to substantially invest in our nation's …

Letter: Clean energy means jobs, revenue, bragging rights

To the editor:Who doesn't love beating New York? ("In clean energy race, credit agency deems Bay State a better bet than New York," Eagle, April 18). It feels good even when pinstripes aren't involved.Moody's Investors Services delivered some …

Letter: NIMBYism wasn't issue, the environment was

To the editor:In reference to your editorial of April 19, the wind turbine project proposed by the town of Lenoxwas rejected for these reasons:1. A study showed the cost was too high, the return on investment was too low.2. The site was not in …

Letter: Election results matter, poll results do not

To the editor: This is in response to the April 11 letter by Lazlo Melchiori and his observation on poll results in this paper's "Two Cents Poll."Mr. Malchiori believes that the political leanings of the majority of readers who participate in the …

Letter: Forget manufacturing, go with Walmart

To the editor:How many more years have to pass, how much more money has to be wasted, before it becomes clear to everyone that manufacturing is not coming to Pittsfield? Nineteen years should be long enough to realize that the only sort of companies …

Letter: Swamp gets deeper as Trump gets insider status

To the editor:As everyone surely knows by now, Donald Trump has flipflopped on most everything he ran on as a candidate. Besides being a con artist and an addicted liar, Trump, like the presidents before him, has been read the riot act by the …

Clarification

It was written in an April 5 editorial that Lenox Schools Superintendent Timothy Lee had stated that he doesn't feel he has a "good handle" on questions the School Committee has about school choice. Lee was referring to questions about school choice …

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Barrett Young: Trump leading US deeper into quagmire

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Following President Trump's decision to strike Syria, the military-industrial complex emerged in full force to applaud the start of yet another military intervention in the Middle East. Fareed Zakaria, a prominent critic of …

Clarence Fanto | Early signs that Trump is having a negative effect on tourism

LENOX — Are international tourists less likely to visit the Berkshires — or anywhere else in the U.S. for that matter — because of words and proposed deeds by the Trump administration that seem unwelcoming or worse?The head of the …

Patricia M. Johnson: Dangerous attack on childhood immunizations

PITTSFIELD — The United States is now confronted with a public health crisis precipitated by the current assault on the necessity of childhood immunizations. A growing number of parents now hesitate or refuse to vaccinate their children.A …

Mitchell Chapman: Crowdfunding proves to be no panacea

PITTSFIELD — Since the establishment of crowdfunding sites such as GoFundMe, Kickstarter, and Patreon, individuals and teams on the internet have been able to subvert traditional means of publishing and distribution by cutting out the middle …

Bernard A. Drew|Our Berkshires: Goodale's much-reprinted poem

GREAT BARRINGTON — My modest collection of Berkshire literary curiosities includes a 5x8-inch sheet of paper with the fourth stanza of "Home" handwritten and signed by the poet Dora Read Goodale, "Seattle, Wash., June 16, 1914." It may have …

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