Editorials
Our Opinion: Anti-hazing effort must be ongoing
Massachusetts' anti-hazing law goes back to 1985 and an incident that resulted in the death of a football player at American International College in Springfield. It was a pioneering law that schools should emphasize to students following hazing …
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Our Opinion: State must insist gas company fix damaged roads
Kinder-Morgan is, as a spokesman said, "obligated" to restore the roads in Sandisfield and adjacent towns its subsidiary is pummeling while building its pipeline project in Otis State Forest. The state must make sure this obligation is met in …
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Our Opinion: Healey, AGs need defendant status on ACA sabotage
The Affordable Care Act is the law. The U.S. House has passed a repeal-and-replace bill that has met with considerable skepticism in the U.S. Senate, which plans to develop its own measure. While the ACA continues to provide health care coverage to …
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Letters to the editor
Letter: Another perspective on Sr. Mary Dorothy

To the editor:I must agree with the May 20 letter to the editor from Pattie Pero ("Rest of the story of Sister Mary Dorothy.") I also got to see the other side of Sister.She was my mom's neighbor in elder housing, where she was a great neighbor to …

Letter: Trump's insults reflect his own self-image

To the editor:Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never break me — but wait, maybe they can! The more I get to know about Donald Trump the more I realize how I have misjudged him.He really is a great profiler. The only problem …

Letter: Eliminating fossil fuels would cost us dearly

To the editor:I agree with and would like to extend Sandy McNay's comments regarding fossil fuels (letter, May 12). Many people seem to have accepted the proposition that use of fossil fuels should be phased out ASAP in order to, in the words of the …

Wright: Stockbridge's good will hurts some residents

To the editor:Income inequality has come to a head in Stockbridge. Even though it is a wonderful thing to help out the neighbors, it is coming at the expense of the taxpayers who are asking for assistance in paying their taxes in town. I do not know …

Letter: Czar Trump has only himself to blame

To the editor:Presidents have rights in some ways to shape foreign policy as they see fit. The operative word here is president and not presidential candidate."Oh, what a tangled web we weave when at first we practice to deceive!" If only Trump had …

Letter: Some are still waiting for broadband miracle

To the editor:Unfortunately, the Charter build-out in West Stockbridge and Richmond is not complete and some residents are still waiting for the broadband miracle to arrive.Our home is located along the line dividing the two towns and is part of the …

Letter: If Trump is a dictator, than so was Obama

To the editor:It's amazing the depths to which President Trump liberal detractors have fallen. Liberals terms President Trump's actions suggests he's a dictator.It was President Obama who launched a bombing campaign against Libya without …

Letter: New funding formula hurts Stockbridge, defies logic

To the editor:The revised funding formula for apportioning capital expenses of the regional school, approved at the Stockbridge town meeting, makes no sense at all.I pointed out that the most important fact that a prospective architect must consider …

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Our columnists
Donald Morrison: Yes we Cannes: politics and film

PARIS — I didn't come here for the 70th annual Cannes film festival, but it's hard to avoid: more than 200 movies, planeloads of big-name stars, 5,000 journalists from around the world. Or 5,001 if you count me. But you can't, since I've …

John Seven: To me, North Adams has always been a place like no other

NORTH ADAMS — I can only vaguely remember the first time I was in North Adams. I think it might have been in the late '90s, that time we got to Savoy very late on a camping trip and missed the turn in the dark. I have a vivid memory of what is …

Ruth Bass: At your local town meetings, even the routine ones are reality democracy

RICHMOND — We had one unanimous vote after another at Richmond's annual town meeting last week. A few questions were asked on a few of the articles presented, including retiring tax collector Fred Schubert's annual protest of spending money …

Carole Owens: Center House's long tradition

STOCKBRIDGE — This year the Berkshire Botanical Garden is renovating a farmhouse on their property to accommodate programs and classes. The Garden calls it Center House. (Eagle, oped, May 1).According to Executive Director Mike Beck, it is …

Clarence Fanto | The bitter end: All the votes at town meeting count

STOCKBRIDGE — The spirit of artist Norman Rockwell, an idealized vision that still lingers over Stockbridge, made a strong comeback at last Monday's annual town meeting.It was a four-hour marathon, and much was accomplished. But there were a …

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