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Our Opinion: Overdue budget help for rural school districts

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 …

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Our Opinion: Krens' ambitious vision for Northern Berkshire If world-renowned art entrepreneur and Williamstown resident Thomas Krens is to be believed, North Adams may eventually rival Orlando's Disney World as a destination for the American family. Mr. …
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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
Trailblazers, by definition, forge ahead and alone into the unknown, breaking a path for others to eventually follow. Such is the case with Great Barrington's (now) favorite son, W. E. B. Du Bois, … more
The day will come when the New England Patriots stop tormenting the rest of the teams in the National Football League and their fans, but that day may not come soon. Each year, pundits and … more
Greenagers, a South Egremont-based nonprofit organization that encourages some 500 local teenagers to help their communities by working to preserve trails, farms … more
Usually, when Berkshire County's beleaguered mass transit system makes the news it involves the difficult pursuit of increased or at least stable funding. However, the … more
To residents in the largely rural areas of Western Massachusetts, two facts of life are abundantly clear: Just getting around the state's sparsely populated regions is problematic; and what little … more

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