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To the editor:Since becoming chairman of the Stockbridge Select Board, how many times have we heard the chairman say, "we need new people to step up." Well, after listening to his and board member … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — The World Cup, the international contest in what we call soccer but the rest of the world calls football, finished last month, may tell us a positive story about the future. … more
LENOX — How do you spell what state lawmakers accomplished in the homestretch of their 574-day, 19-month formal session in the wee small hours of Wednesday? C-H-A-O-S.Here's my personal … more
NEW YORK — Message to those in the news media who keep calling Donald Trump a "populist": I do not think that word means what you think it means.It's true that Trump still, on occasion, poses … more
PITTSFIELD — Last week, a group of women rented a big house in the New England countryside for a week-long reunion. They are all turning 64 this year, and they gather every summer because they … more
PITTSFIELD — A dyslectic child is a miserable reader. He is embarrassed in school. His friends laugh at him, his teacher accuses him of not trying hard enough. His spelling is as bad as his … more
BECKET — Apparently, some at The Berkshire Eagle are able to hold contradictory thoughts in their heads at the same time, or at least in the same daily issue. This is a symptom of Trump … more
GREAT BARRINGTON — Hollenbeck Avenue, where I live, is vying to become the next Indianapolis Motor Speedway.Diagonally across from our porch where we like to sit and eat, there's a pretty big … more
WASHINGTON -- Passions on the left against Brett Kavanaugh are running high. But the main lines of argument against his confirmation to the Supreme Court have pretty much crumbled.Hasn't the nominee … more
NEW YORK — I attended middle school (then called junior high school) in the early 1950s. My standard-looking, red brick, Bronx public school with its old-fashioned schoolyard was just a block … more
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