Editorials
Our Opinion: Political scheming taints race for DA
Thanks to new reporting by Commonwealth Magazine, which obtained relevant documents under the state's Public Records Law, it has been established that there was a subplot behind the early retirement …
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Our Opinion: Gas prices push case for public transportation
As Berkshirites focus on gearing up for another summer tourist season, news about the Middle East may seem distant and irrelevant. They would be well advised to keep a weather eye on developments, …
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Our Opinion: Healing wounds from Berkshire Museum art sale
With last week's sale by Sotheby's auction house of works by Francis Picabia, Henry Moore and Alexander Calder from the Berkshire Museum's collection (Eagle, May 15 and 17), the legal battle to keep …
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Letters to the editor
CORRECTION

CORRECTIONReader William Vogt on Saturday pointed out a mistake I made in my recent letter to the editor. In comparing property taxes between Stockbridge and Lenox I used the term "tax rate." I meant …

Clear conflict of interest on Great Barrington boards

To the editor:In a letter published in The Eagle in May 2010, I expressed strong reservations about the prospect of Steve Bannon's dual service on the Great Barrington Select Board and on the …

Letter: Confusion hurt focus of senior celebrations

To the editor:May 1 was the beginning of the "Celebration of Seniors" events at the Ralph J. Froio Senior Center on North Street. This was to be a milestone celebration for the Council on Aging (COA) …

Letter: Supergenarian Forum a huge success

To the editor:On May 9 about 200 people from across Berkshire County chose to spend their morning at the first Berkshire Supergenerian Forum, held at the Berkshire Museum. They listened to …

Letter: Scented products are new secondhand smoke

To the editor:Kudos to the forward-thinking people of Great Barrington for banning the sale of small, plastic water bottles. Certainly this is in the interest of public health.It has recently been …

Letter: Stormy Daniels, tax cuts, and a blizzard of lies

To the editor:Donald Trump and his minions have taken us into the "bizarro" world, a world where the opposite of traditional norms of behavior are accepted and supported, the press is fake, the …

Letter: Outrage at Trump regime is a moral imperative

To the editor:In response to Marc Thiessen's May 17 oped commentary, one can indeed make the case that Democratic cultivation of reflexive outrage can be as shallow in its own way as the …

Letter: Unlike Trump, past GOP presidents had dignity

To the editor:Striking differences become apparent when the present occupant of the White House, chosen by a minority of the voting public, is compared to his Republican predecessors, or even to …

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Clarence Fanto: Helping towns' tourism flourish is a two-way street

STOCKBRIDGE — It's a fact of life in South Berkshire — nearly all nonprofit sites are in residential zones. It's a long list that includes Tanglewood, the Berkshire Theatre Festival, the …

Rinaldo Del Gallo, III: Become informed on ranked choice voting

PITTSFIELD — This Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. at the Pittsfield Unitarian-Universalist Church at 175 Wendell Avenue, there will be an organizational meeting about "instant runoff voting" or …

Chan Lowe: The imaginary America of yesteryear

PITTSFIELD — If we are to move forward as a nation, we have to stop deluding ourselves that the America of yesteryear was some kind of magical period worth returning to.When something doesn't …

Anne Horrigan Geary: Vacation vapors

DALTON — There is a problem with taking a month-long vacation, actually more than one. Being away from home for 30 days — with someone else doing the cooking, cleaning, and laundry …

Alan Chartock | I, Publius: Arts patron Mary Carswell lived a life of class, humility

GREAT BARRINGTON — I loved Mary Carswell. She recently passed, and her obituary was a testimonial to a life well lived.She was devoted to the arts, and she was married to one of the very top …

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