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Our Opinion: Trump takes another step toward tyranny

Tyranny does not always come about as the result of a single, egregious act. Often, it extends its tendrils in gradual, inexorable ways, as one small line in the sand after another is crossed until …

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Our Opinion: A cautionary tale from GE and Boston The General Electric Company's decision to abandon its plan to build a new headquarters in Boston is a disappointment for that city and, to a lesser extent, the rest of the Bay State. The …
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Certain realities about education have always been apparent to rural Western Massachusetts residents, among them practical difficulties of simply transporting students to and from school across wide … more
The woman who joked at a public hearing last week that she won't live long enough to see a new Massachusetts Turnpike interchange between Exit 2 and 3 certainly won't be the only one to go to her … more
After 25 years of frustrating on-again, off-again efforts to restore the Mohawk Theater to past glory it is understandable that Mayor Thomas Bernard would want to try something bold to shake up the … more
"I'd like a scoop of chocolate ice cream in a cone, please.""We've discontinued chocolate. All we have is vanilla.""Well, I want some ice cream, but I don't care for vanilla. Maybe I'll go somewhere … more
As Pittsfield plunges into the era of recreational pot sales, the city faces an unusual problem: the promise of extra revenue and how to spend it most wisely. At the moment, the future of municipal … more
If you watch television, you probably know billionaire businessman Tom Steyer by sight. He's the gent pushing for Donald Trump's impeachment, and he's using his own vast wealth to bring his … more
For political observers, the first conceptual hurdle to overcome was the spectacle of a Republican governor appearing in Washington to address the House Committee on Natural Resources as an advocate … more
No one likes a property tax hike, but it helps taxpayers absorb the hit more easily when they can see where their hard-earned money is going. Fortunately, should voters in the towns that comprise … more
Spring is approaching, and with it will almost assuredly come the growth of the invasive plants that put the Berkshire gem that is Stockbridge Bowl off-limits to recreation last summer. An … more
Stockbridge residents are wondering about the viability of their volunteer fire department today, but that problem is only a symptom of a larger one. The town needs professional management and should … more

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