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Our Opinion: Widening pot retail is state obligation

Anyone who has driven past Theory Wellness in Great Barrington and seen the line of customers going out the door knows that there is money to made in Massachusetts' new retail marijuana industry. …

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Our Opinion: Seeking a Nautilus, City Hall compromise The heated dispute between Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer and Berkshire Nautilus owner Jim Ramondetta over metered parking in the lot that will replace the Columbus Avenue garage has been centered …
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The Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA) arguably faces tougher challenges than do any of the 15 transit authorities in Massachusetts. It serves 24 communities, which ties it with the … more
President Trump's indifference to the plight of low-income Americans is well-established so his bid to eliminate federal funding to help those families with the cost of heat is no surprise. The … more
President Trump has offered a number of rationalizations for his antipathy toward immigrants, the latest of which is "our country is full." Tell that to Idaho or Montana. Or Detroit. Or for that … more
It is has been about 1 1/2 years since The Eagle's Larry Parnass led an Eagle Eye team investigation into the "sick bridges" of Berkshire County. What has changed since then? For the most part, the … more
"The Need for Leadership to Combat Climate Change and Protect National Security" was the title of Tuesday's House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing but don't expect leadership from Rep. Tom … more
The ravages of climate change — more severe storms, beach erosion, rising seas, longer droughts, and so on — are of greatest concern to those who will have to confront their increasing … more
The U.S. Census count is of critical importance, particularly for a region like Berkshire County confronting a decline in population. The census process has become politicized, which makes it even … more
A significant victory in the battle to assure transgender rights was won last November when Massachusetts residents soundly defeated a fear-based attempt to overturn the 2016 state law protecting … more
Access to adequate and affordable housing is as important as education, transportation and the presence of a skilled workforce when it comes to generating and maintaining a robust economy. It is … more
The Federal Communications Commission, which was founded in 1934 to regulate the broadcast industry on behalf of the American people, is poised in the Trump era to bestow a gift worth millions upon … more

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