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When it was constructed in 1988, county residents hailed the Berkshire Mall as an engine that would boost the economy of its hometown of Lanesborough as well as that of the Berkshires in general. It … more
It's disappointing that the registered nurses at Berkshire Medical Center have chosen to strike again on June 18 as the cancellation of the planned walkout in February suggested that an agreement … more
Commodities tariffs, when imposed properly and judiciously, can be a potent weapon for enforcing trade policy and fairness. However, the slightest shift of breeze could turn it against its users, … more
It had been 36 years since delegates to the Democratic state convention failed to endorse a sitting Democratic office-holder but delegates, many of whom are newcomers energized by the 2016 elections, … more
W.E.B. Du Bois' reputation traveled a rocky road during the great civil rights crusader's life and in the 55 years since his death, but as times and cultures change, so do perceptions. An … more
To the editor:Several years ago, a letter to the editor appeared in The Berkshire Eagle titled, "Save the grotto." At the time rumors abounded that Holy Family Parish on Seymour Street in Pittsfield … more
A century ago, when factory floors hummed with activity and smokestacks belched black clouds of prosperity into the skies over the Berkshires, locals would have scratched their heads at news that a … more
The words "school consolidation" may be anathema to some, but Pittsfield Public Schools Superintendent Jason McCandless went ahead and uttered them anyway at the Pittsfield City Council meeting last … more
When it's an election year, no subject is off the table when it comes to prying — or scaring — a few votes out of people. Despite prognostications by political handicappers that barring … more
Federal grant money isn't exactly free money — but at the local level, largess from Washington can be the impetus that kick-starts projects languishing due to lack of resources. The Berkshire … more
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