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Our Opinion: Green New Deal needs a tighter focus

The Democratic Party, reflecting the fractious coalition of special interest groups that comprises it, has often managed to make an art form out of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. The most …

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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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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
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
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

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