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Our Opinion: Turning justified outrage into concrete action

The killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer and similar incidents of late have caused a sea change in America on the problem of institutional violence against Black Americans. It is …

Our Opinion: On to more pressing transit issues as Blandford exit nixed Construction of a Massachusetts Turnpike exit between Exits 2 and 3 has become a nonissue. Time to focus exclusively on other transportation options for the Berkshires. At a town meeting June 27, …
Our Opinion: Trump rally planned for New Hampshire raises alarm "In attending the event, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 ..." That's part of the disclaimer found at the bottom of the ticket registration for a …
Our Opinion: A notable but complicated career Possessing a bulldog's tenacity, Carmen C. Massimiano Jr. was accustomed to getting what he wanted — most significantly a new Berkshire House of Correction. Blunt and at times abrasive, friends …
Our Opinion: Reasonable funding for challenging school year Opening schools this fall will be a daunting task for school officials and faculty in the county and state. Having to do it short-handed because of budget cuts would make it even more formidable a …
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David O'Brien: Catholic decline matters - so do our actions Catholicism matters, and so does its absence. In Western Massachusetts, Catholics helped make our shared history. Now shuttered parishes and empty schools leave neighborhoods a bit more impoverished. …
Ending police violence: Demanding both accountability and justice For the past month, the people of Berkshire County gathered in unprecedented numbers to protest the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and police violence against Black people across this …
Baby Boomer Memories: In any weather, Model Dairy was tops for ice cream in the Berkshires A special treat in the 1950s, even on a cold winter day, was a hot fudge sundae, and the very best could be found at Pittsfield's Model Dairy at 27 Ontario St.Even in the 1960s, a hot fudge sundae …
County well-situated to fend off zombies PITTSFIELD — The COVID-19 pandemic has been an ongoing nightmare for the nation but what if a zombie apocalypse hit us on top of the coronavirus? How would Massachusetts stand up to an assault …
Dalton Delan | The Unspin Room: They say they want a revolution "You say you want a revolution." It was Lennon, not Lenin, who said that. He went on: "Well, you know, we all want to change the world." He had ironic detachment. He scorned the trappings of …
Letters to the editor
Letter: An open letter to Trump on that stimulus check Dear President Trump, I got your letter accompanying the economic impact payments check for $2,400. You note that this payout is designed to "protect hardworking Americans ... from the …
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To the editor: The residents of Stockbridge have anxiously awaited the opening of the Elm Street Market. It did not disappoint! The owners have brought back a hometown store that we desperately … more
To the editor: It was so good to read Larry Parnass' piece on the Turnpike exit in Blandford being defeated because the citizens of Blandford put it on the ballot and voted it down. ("Blandford … more
To the editor: I taught in public schools for 35 years. Almost every year, without fail, flu season would begin, usually in the fall. Some schools would have to close because too many students … more
To the editor: The Civitan Club of the Berkshires held a can and bottle drive near the end of last month to raise money to feed the hungry. Over 20,000 returnables were collected throughout the … more
To the editor: Ending speciesism entails giving all nonhuman inhabitants the same rights for which all humans struggle. The majority of animal rights activists do not concur with this concept, … more
To the editor: As we head toward the November election, the voters want to know who is going to be the next person to guide this country not only in the right direction, but also out of debt. … more
To the editor: In the piece "BJFF puts on film festival in a 'completely new way'" (Eagle, July 5), you feature the Berkshire Jewish Film Festival's Judy Seaman, who we learn is in her fourth … more
To the editor: I think it's wonderful, as Julie Boyd is proudly declaring, that because Actors' Equity Association has given Barrington Stage permission, it will be the first theater in the county … more
To the editor: It's not only the people who live in a neighborhood who should object to a cell tower going up next door. We had many worries when we learned that AT&T was proposing to install … more
To the editor: I'm responding to Dayton DeLorme's letter ("Destroying nation to defeat Trump," Eagle, July 3). I wholeheartedly agree with you! The Democrats saw a selfish opportunity to support … more

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