Editorials
Our Opinion: FERC must be heard from on pipeline concerns
The Tennessee Gas Company is moving quickly in Otis State Forest but not so the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) when it comes to answering questions about the natural gas pipeline construction process there. Before any trees come down, …
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Our Opinion: Scandal fades, but corruption fight continues
The state Probation Department patronage scandal has ended with a court concluding that engaging in political patronage (rewarding supporters with office appointments, jobs or favors) is not illegal. That doesn't make it right, however, and the …
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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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Letters to the editor
Letter: Forward-thinking Hoyt is right for Adams

To the editor:I am writing to express my support for Christine Hoyt to be the next Selectman for the town of Adams.I have known Christine for nearly 10 years and I have found her to be a thoughtful, transparent, caring, and unique individual who …

Letter: Vote 'yes' in Sheffield on aviation facility bylaw

To the editor:Several years ago, Sheffield's zoning enforcement officer, Thomas Carmody, issued a cease-and-desist order to a local resident over the use of a private landing airstrip on his property in town. His order was appealed to Sheffield's …

Letter: We can't let Trump wreck our democracy

To the editor:Our intelligence agencies have unequivocally concluded that the Russians hacked the Democratic National Committee and distributed sensitive real and "fake" political information to influence the presidential election. It's impossible …

Letter: Hoyt has demonstrated dedication to Adams

To the editor:It remains a challenge, but still an important goal, to find thoughtful and talented citizens to run for and ultimately serve in public office these days. As a community in the Berkshires, with still very considerable upside potential …

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 …

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Our columnists
Francis Moriarty: Reflections of a St. Joe almost-grad

HONG KONG — The clearing out and shuttering of St. Joseph's High School evokes memories for those who went there. Many recall their student days with fondness and nostalgia, and I am happy for them.But it cannot honestly be said that every …

John Seven: Where initiative meets opportunity, you find community advancement

NORTH ADAMS — Congratulations to the Eagle Street Initiative.Following my column last week, the group met its $25,000 goal for a Patronicity campaign that is going to go toward aesthetic improvements to Eagle Street in North Adams, and …

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 …

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