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Gillian Jones: What if I wasn't my mom's caregiver?

WILLIAMSTOWN — I am my mom's health care proxy and power of attorney. I am her eldest child and have always lived close by. My younger brother grew up in the Berkshires but moved to San …

Rinaldo Del Gallo, III: Be realistic about affordable housing PITTSFIELD — With respect to the Oct. 12 editorial "Chipping away on affordable housing," The Eagle said of the unveiling of a new affordable housing unit in Great Barrington "that there is a …
Melissa Mazzeo: Better business practices will benefit Pittsfield PITTSFIELD — As the next mayor of Pittsfield, I will focus on economic growth and expanding employment and training opportunities. The Brookings Institution published a report focusing on Old …
Linda Tyer: Transforming the way we develop business in city PITTSFIELD — When it comes to jobs and the economy, Pittsfield is in a much stronger position today than it was four years ago. When I took office, everyone in the economic development business …
Anne Horrigan Geary: Savor the color of the Berkshire leaves DALTON — Once upon a time, there were nothing but green trees in the forest. Beautiful trees to be sure, but one color only. There were tall trees and short trees, evergreen and deciduous, old …
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MONTEREY — The Village Meetinghouse on the green in New Marlborough has tall, wide windows that spread sunlight across the pews in its plain, spacious interior. It is a communal space dancing … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — This has been a banner year for remembering the exciting times of 1969 — the Stonewall riots, Hamburger Hill, "Give Peace a Chance," the lunar landing, Woodstock, … more
NEW Y0RK — This summer I attended two striking theatrical productions in the Berkshires. The first was Edward Albee's "The Goat," which won a Tony in 2002, and which was a finalist for a … more
WESTPORT, Conn. — With Bernie Sanders' heart attack last week, perhaps precipitated by the stress of campaigning with unabated revolutionary fervor, coupled with head-snapping contradictory … more
"Over increasingly large areas of the United States, spring now comes unheralded by the return of birds, and the early mornings are strangely silent where once they were filled with the beauty of bird song." — Rachel Carson, "Silent Spring," 1962 more
STOCKBRIDGE — On Sept. 21 and 22, the Austen Riggs Center presented a conference on "The Mental Health Crisis in America." What exactly is the crisis? The answer is access to care. Too many are … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — The People's Republic of China celebrated its 70th anniversary with fireworks across the country Oct. 1, but in Hong Kong the skies were as dark as the turn of events — a … more
As an author, people sometimes ask me what writing a book is like, and I tell them it's the exact opposite of doing laundry.Laundry, you see, is a task that always looms large. It sounds like it will … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — I have a small bag of crumb rubber collected from the Christmas Brook end of a pipe that drains Williams College's artificial turf football/lacrosse field. Acting at the request … more
MADRID — Fifty years ago when I was a 19-year-old rebel without a cause who had just dropped out of university to be "a writer," I had the good fortune to attend a dinner at John's restaurant … more

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