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Our Opinion: With safety in mind, the shows must go on

All the world's a stage, and ours has been host to far too many tragedies of late. In the Berkshires, where summer's cup typically runs over with a rich current of artistic and cultural events, a …

Our Opinion: A lifeline for local journalism In the trying times brought on by a pandemic, the public good of solid local journalism becomes paramount. Yet as communities rely on their local newspaper to equip them with accurate information on …
Our Opinion: Pittsfield schools face yet another obstacle "We've got to get on top of this." That concern expressed Monday by Pittsfield School Committee Chairwoman Katherine Yon reflects the anxieties of countless educators and families across the city. …
Our Opinion: At pike's plazas, state can't afford risk of loosened health guidelines While the country has been left wanting for strong federal leadership in combating the coronavirus, some states have done well to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 with sensible strictures. …
What questions do you have for Rep. Neal, Mayor Morse? Send them to us. Voters in the the 1st Congressional District face an important choice in the Sept. 1 Democratic primary election between incumbent U.S. Rep. Richard Neal, D-Springfield, and Mayor Alex Morse, of …
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He predicted Trump’s win in 2016. Now he’s ready to call 2020. The historian Allan Lichtman was the lonely forecaster who predicted Mr. Trump’s victory in 2016 — and also prophesied the president would be impeached. That’s two for two.
Rachel Kanz: Why I won't risk your kids — a teacher's letter to parents Every day, when I step into my classroom, I do so knowing that you are trusting me with your child — as I entrust my own children to my colleagues teaching high school.
Leonard Quart | Letter from New York: Two good documentaries exploring human rights The Human Rights Watch Film Festival has been held annually since 1991 in more than 20 countries. The festival previews human rights films and videos in commercial and archival theaters and on public …
S. David Fineman: Quit interfering and save the Postal Service The U.S. Postal Service is in trouble and needs help just like the airlines, large and small corporations, and consumers. There are ways to save it if Congress takes action very soon.
Bill Everhart: The unsolved mystery and local history of 'Berkshire UFOs' DALTON — "Something weird happened here. And we were a part of it." So said Melanie Kirchdorfer, of Great Barrington, who, at the age of 12, on Sept. 1, 1969, was one of several Berkshire …
Letters to the editor
Letter: Say yes to pot cultivation in Williamstown To the editor: As a vegetable farmer in Williamstown, I am a strong supporter of the citizens petition on outdoor marijuana cultivation that will be voted on at the Williamstown town meeting on …
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To the editor: Rep. Joe Kennedy is a progressive in name only. Sen. Ed Markey has been fighting the progressive fight for decades. All along he has introduced legislation that protects the … more
To the editor: On Oct. 21, 1985, as a young environmental professional, I was thrilled to testify before the United States House of Representatives. I represented the Center for EcoTechnolgoy … more
To the editor: Many years ago, I worked with then-City Councillor Richie Neal on historic preservation issues in Springfield and got to know the character of the man. Rep. Richie Neal has devoted … more
To the editor: When tropical storm Isaias blew through Berkshire County, it caused considerable property damage and caused power outages for many people across the county. This year has been … more
To the editor: Like so many others who have concerns about the cell tower permitting process, I called into the open comment portion of the recent Pittsfield City Council meeting. While four … more
To the editor: At the Proprietor's Lodge on July 31, there was a gathering of more than 120 people, most of which were not wearing masks or practicing social distancing. I am a 61-year-old man … more
To the editor: The Proprietor's Lodge restaurant in Pittsfield seemed extra busy on a recent Friday. As residents in close proximity of the building, we saw multiple cars had out-of-town license … more
To the editor: Dear President Trump, You can fool all of the people some of the time, and some of the people all of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. Just … more
To the editor: There have been letters to The Eagle recently about the lack of high-speed internet in Becket and other rural areas in the Berkshires. Be aware that there are nonwired internet … more
To the editor: Attention Lily Goldberg: I wanted to point out a factual error in your otherwise beautifully written review of "Godspell" ("'Godspell' actors shine, even through plexiglass," Eagle, … more

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