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WESTPORT, Conn.— The question "which side are you on?" was posed in song in 1931 by Florence Reese, the wife of a United Mine Workers union organizer in Harlan County, Kentucky. Ten years … more
In the world of fraud and scams, there are several painful facts of life. Two of these are that successful scammers are creative, and falling victim to a scam is virtually inevitable. The latest … more
Since childhood, I have been interested in the names of streets in Pittsfield. The origin of some was obvious when named for prominent families, institutions and locations. The city's forefathers had … more
WASHINGTON — "President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort went on trial Tuesday in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, where prosecutors charged that his personal fortune was … more
EAST CHATHAM, N.Y — Low-lying clouds and fog give way to a sparkling morning as the day warms. The rooster sounds a little happier as I amble along listening to wood thrushes and veerys. A pair … more
You know Rudy — the eccentric, sometimes batty, uncle who lives in the attic? One thing about Rudy, he always seems to know when family gatherings are becoming tense and descends to the rescue … more
PITTSFIELD — Do you know that over 9 percent of Berkshire County families are living in poverty, and almost 30 percent are low-income (defined as living at 200 percent of poverty)?Can you … more
STOCKBRIDGE — "I will not lose my children at any cost ... That's my mother's heart." The mother of a gaggle of adult children was talking about the hard realities of watching a child walk away … more
PITTSFIELD — As a kid, I wore short pants all summer long and thought little about it. Just slip `em on and run outdoors into the brilliant sunshine. But after I came home from Vietnam, where … more
Candidates for Berkshire District Attorney mulled for months over their plans for the office, and now they'll square off this week in a debate hosted by the NAACP. The event happens at 6 p.m. … more
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