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Our Opinion: Unclogged roadways give Berkshires 'status'

Boston traffic is bad. That's not news. What is news is that the unpredictable nature of its traffic heightens its badness. In Berkshire County, traffic is neither bad nor unpredictable. A selling …

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Our Opinion: A teaching moment in Lenox school The anguished response in Lenox to the use of a gender-insensitive word in a middle school play speaks well of the community. This incident can certainly be used as an educational moment, but we hope …
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Boston traffic is bad. That''s not news. What is news is that the unpredictable nature of its traffic heightens its badness. In Berkshire County, traffic is neither bad nor unpredictable. A selling … more
The parochialism that has hampered school regionalization efforts in the Berkshires appears to be fading, but the transportation funding shortfall that has been a problem for decades remains one. … more
The rise of anti-Semitic incidents in the state and nation over the last couple of years has required Jewish leaders to explore enhanced security measures, even though it conflicts with the welcoming … more
Establishing passenger rail links between the Berkshires and both New York City and Boston would be of great potential to the county. The questions have been — where and how? The NYC track has … more
The shortcomings of the state foster care system are deep-rooted and difficult to address in large part because foster care is not on the public's radar. Massachusetts, a state that likes to pride … more
Becoming an executive director of any generic nonprofit would pose challenges in this day and age but the challenges facing Jeffrey Rodgers, the new executive director of the Berkshire Museum, are … more
A year ago, an effort to introduce some "soft enforcement" practices to Pittsfield's free-for-all trash collection system caused a backlash among residents, prompting the city to back off. Now some … more
Outdoor recreation is a significant component of Berkshire County: The outdoors makes the region an enjoyable place to live and visit and it's an economic generator. Arguably, it takes a backseat to … more
There was a certain inevitability that Rep. Richard Neal's pursuit of President Donald Trump's tax returns would end up in court and that is where the House Ways and Means chairman is heading. A look … more
The vote at Monday night's annual town meeting in Great Barrington to rename Monument Valley Regional Middle School after native son W.E.B. Du Bois is a defining moment in the town's gradual embrace … more

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