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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
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
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