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Our Founding Fathers understood that if the new form of government they were designing was to succeed and prosper, it was incumbent on the people hold up their end of the bargain — by actively … more
A spate of recent incidents involving misapprehensions and presumptions about people of color has compelled thinking Americans to re-examine the curse that has bedeviled this nation since before its … more
On Tuesday, Governor Charlie Baker did what few other Republican leaders around the country would never dare to attempt — he signed into law a bill that would allow family members to petition … more
The Pittsfield City Council did the right thing Tuesday night when it voted unanimously to support equal rights for all city residents, including members of the transgender community. However, it did … more
As the Catholic Church child sexual abuse scandal continues to unfold, the words of Springfield Diocese Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski represent a breath of fresh air for the secretive and hierarchical … more
The opioid bill that passed the Legislature last week introduces some new methods of attacking an epidemic that continues to ravage Berkshire County and the state. We urge Governor Baker to sign it … more
The city of Pittsfield suffers an undeservedly checkered reputation the farther away one gets from it. The New York Times was no help earlier this year when, in a piece extolling the virtues of the … more
If anything, the latest plan to develop Adams' Greylock Glen is a triumph of small thinking and sensible stewardship. The 1,063-acre parcel of mostly wilderness land adjacent to the state's tallest … more
Like any collection of mere mortals, the Massachusetts Legislature has its flaws. Nevertheless, our lawmakers have proved themselves capable of rising to the occasion and producing legislation that … more
Most Americans receive the gift of United States citizenship the moment they enter the world, as a bonus for being fortunate enough to have been born within certain man-made boundaries. They don't … more
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