Editorials
Our Opinion: Results in Alabama affect the Berkshires
From a Berkshire County perspective, Alabama might seem like a long way off, and in some ways it is. Aside from being more than 1,000 miles from Western Massachusetts, the "Heart of Dixie" is …
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Our Opinion: A tail-wagging welcome for the Museum of Dog
Those singing Berkshire County's praises never forget to point out its constellation of cultural jewels — attractions like Mass MoCA, the Norman Rockwell Museum, the Clark Art Institute, …
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Our Opinion: The right way to correct a legal mess
The law is an abstract. It's a collection of precedents, codifications, traditions and customs that order our society, and we see that abstract interpreted daily in the courts and its practical …
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Letters to the editor
Letter: Locals' Alabama efforts can be easily replicated

To the editor:Thank you for the story covering local efforts to get out the vote in the recent Alabama Senate election ("Grass-roots activists in Berkshires work late to sway Alabama voters for …

Letter: Fruitful partnership forms with club and NAACP

To the editor:The Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires looks forward to a productive partnership with Dennis Powell and Akila Edgerton of the reinvigorated local chapter of the NAACP to serve our …

Letter: Support Farley-Bouvier and our nation's ideals

To the editor:The MASS Fiscal Alliance, backed by dark money, is delivering misleading information again about Representative Tricia Farley-Bouvier. I applaud Representative Farley-Bouvier for …

Letter: Letter writer blinded to Donald Trump's lies

To the editor:In response to the letter to the editor from Judith Belanger ("CINO oped columnists don't provide diversity," Dec. 8), who feels deprived of information that is more in keeping with her …

Letter: Trash plans are tough for year-round residents

To the editor:In response to the letter from Butch Erny on Dec. 13, regarding Pittsfield's proposals for trash pick-up, why does Mr. Erny go to Florida in the winter? Would it be because we get lots …

Letter: Stop the hate, support sanctuary state bill

To the editor:If you live in Pittsfield, you may have received an oversized, disgusting anti-immigrant flyer in the mail. It asks people to contact state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier to withdraw her …

Letter: Ignore glossy attack, support nation's values

To the editor:Have you noticed lately that it's getting darker earlier? Sadly, but maybe appropriately, this also seems to be the case in our politics. And while the sun sets earlier across our …

Letter: Museum must back up claim of dire finances

To the editor:I, for one, have not seen any published financial statements that support the Berkshire Museum's legal team's claim that the museum is indisputably in a dire financial situation. …

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Our columnists
Francis Moriarty: China is flexing its colonialist muscles

WILLIAMSTOWN — If you're among the many people who think that the era of colonialism was some distant past depicted in flickering newsreels, please cast an eye at what's heading down the road …

Elliott Greenblott | Fraud Watch: Opt for safety, caution rather than expedience when shopping

Rush Hour! Fewer than 20 shopping days until Christmas (and only 6 candles left on the Menorah). I understand if you don't have time to read this final installment of holiday fraud tips, but take a …

Phyllis McGuire | View from the Village: My grown-up letter to Santa Claus - and I've been (mostly) good

WILLIAMSTOWN — Thanks to the news media, most of us know that 4-year old Prince George wrote a letter to Santa Claus asking for a police car for Christmas. As a child, I never wrote a letter to …

Jessica Sarno: Tales of thinking globally and acting locally

MONTEREY — The phrase "think globally and act locally" is everywhere, from billboard advertisements to bumper stickers to websites.Perhaps it has always been commonplace and I was oblivious, or …

Ruth Bass: Hurrying or dragging? Happy medium can be the best tempo

RICHMOND — What's the hurry? That's always been the question with the Berkshire Museum's plan to sell paintings, shift gears, take a building apart, put it together again. The board of trustees …

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