Editorials
Our Opinion: Loss of program hurts refugees, city and Berkshires
The scrapping of a plan to settle Middle East refugees in Pittsfield and Berkshire County is terrible news for refugees and bad news for the city and county, which would have been enriched by their …
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Our Opinion: Violence against women is everyone's problem
Rape and sexual assault have been mankind's scourge since before they were even recognized by society as crimes. Even today, there are cultures where acts of violence against women are still condoned, whether or not laws exist to criminalize …
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Our Opinion: Collective will is key to opioid epidemic fight
The fight against the Berkshire opioid addiction crisis is a three-pronged one — local, state and federal. The federal effort has been lackluster, but North Adams, Boston and the Berkshires are willing to do what it takes.Massachusetts …
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Letters to the editor
Letter: Negatives outweigh benefits of Neighbors From Hell

To the editor:The upcoming vote in Savoy about increasing the height of the 425-foot high limitation in the town to 455 feet has me very concerned for the neighbors. These are not windmills, these …

Letter: Volunteers critical to success of The Josh

To the editor:I spent the last Sunday at The Josh Billings RunAground assisting my wife who was doing the kayak portion of the event. Everywhere I looked, there were people assisting participants and …

Letter: Inequities in income a real county problem

To the editor:I read the Sept. 15 Boston Globe article "Locals struggle as tourism booms" with great interest and empathy. I also read The Eagle's Sept. 17 editorial "Wealthy in county are part of …

Letter: Trump jeopardizes a good Iran accord

To the editor:Trump's misleading and belligerent speech at the United Nations this week regarding the peace treaty with Iran could tempt Iran to abandon any restraint it may have and spark a greater …

Letter: Rally offers hope on opioid epidemic

To the editor:There are 30 deaths from opioids in Berkshire County each year. Most are young. Their families will never recover from their deaths. But there is hope!Berkshire County, and especially …

Letter: Lack of information will blow you away

To the editor:"All politics is local" is an old phrase resurrected by Tip O'Neill, yet it sounds like wind developers would prefer politics be global. In Falmouth, much like Hawley or Savoy, folks …

Letter: Museum does disservice to Rockwell and Scouts

To the editor:As a life-long Berkshire County resident and a multi-year Boy Scout leader, I am appalled by the Berkshire Museum's plans to auction off the best of its art collection, including two …

Letter: Deja vu about lost art

To the editor:When I rented an apartment in West Stockbridge years ago, my landlady was a little spitfire who was into anything to do with the arts. She knew Sandy Calder, Aaron Copland, Ted Shawn …

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Derek Gentile: To fully appreciate nurses' true worth, spend time in a hospital

GREAT BARRINGTON — I was talking with a friend about the nurses strike at Berkshire Health Systems and she said something to the effect of, "Why is it such a big deal to have so many nurses on, …

Dalton Delan: The Unspin Room|All the F-bombs that are fit to print

WESTPORT, Conn. — In the beginning was the word, and in the beginning The New York Times and The Washington Post would not have published the word. But you decide whether it is the end of the …

Phyllis McGuire | View from the Village: New Williamstown Historical Museum site boasts higher visibility, designated space

WILLIAMSTOWN — I was at the right place at the right time on Sept. 1. At the Williamstown Historical Museum, Sarah Currie, director of the museum, was greeting senior citizens who had just exited the Williamstown Council on Aging van. "This is …

Gary Schiff: Museum plan merits respect and fairness

PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire Museum in its current form is facing certain extinction. It has become painful to read the daily criticism of an organization whose leaders have had the courage to take bold steps to restructure its operating model …

Francis Moriarty: Colonial power status offers options for the United States

PITTSFIELD — Very different kinds of events on opposite sides of the world — some natural, one not — combine to remind us of something that much of the world remembers but Americans tend to forget: The United States is a colonial …

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