Editorials
Our Opinion: Tax gimmicks aren't a substitute for reform Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez has developed some attractive proposals regarding education, transportation, infrastructure, preschool affordability and other topics designed to …
Our Opinion: State transparency board is transparently failing The term "sabotage" derives from the French word "sabot" — the wooden shoe once worn by European workers and peasants. During outbreaks of labor strife, factory workers would occasionally toss …
Our Opinion: LEA makes bullying issue all about them When it comes to reports of a culture of bullying at Lenox Memorial Middle and High School, it appears that the teachers union would prefer to take offense that the School Committee allowed …
Our Opinion: Race for DA: Part 2 Just as Berkshirites were catching their breath after enduring one of the most absorbing and contentious races for public office in recent memory, word came Wednesday that the recent Democratic …
Our Opinion: Insidious form of racism exposed on campuses 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 …
Letters to the editor
Letter: Caccaviello refuses to take 'no' for an answer To the editor:Even for a woman on the planet, with all our experience having men disregard our clear "No, Thank You's," there remains a degree of shock when your choices are casually batted away by …
Letter: Unintended consequence if Question 1 should pass To the editor:With the unprecedented pace and complexity of change in health care these days, we hear a lot about unintended consequences. Yes, we try to anticipate undesirable outcomes, but our …
Letter: Elder Services visits protect the vulnerable To the editor:After reading the oped article "When Elder Services knocks on the door" by Gillian Jones (Sept. 11) I wanted to provide information regarding Elder Services of Berkshire County's …
Letter: Josh Mug for Richmond To the editor:Many thanks for the effort and support from the town of Richmond in keeping this year's Josh Billings on the road, in the water and as exciting as the previous 41 events. To the folks …
Letter: Third Thursday ends, city's hard work begins To the editor:I attended September's Third Thursday. It's my favorite, and the weather was just perfect. Because of a recent injury, I was unable to drive, so I called for a taxi to get home. While …
Our columnists
Clarence Fanto: Follow some sage advice and attend a BSO concert LENOX — There's no doubt that Tanglewood has evolved into a showcase not only for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center, its summer institute, but also for the expanded …
Chan Lowe: Break out the popcorn for Kavanaugh circus PITTSFIELD — Until a couple of weeks ago, only political junkies bothered to pay attention to the Senate Judiciary Committee's Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh. Suddenly, …
Editor's Notebook: Eagle to convene journalist colleagues of Daniel Pearl in timely talk If you're concerned about the country's political divide, the split may be more significant than you think.An August survey by the Pew Research Center, the nonpartisan fact tank, confirms the current …
Michael Gerson: A factory of suspicion, contempt WASHINGTON — This is the cost when institutions have lost public trust.The United States Senate is supposed to be a deliberative body, protected by extended terms from contracting the political …
Anne Horrigan Geary: Saving the caterpillar, and the monarch DALTON — Lots of signs point to the changing of the seasons. Kids are back in school, the nights are getting cooler, and the leaves on the maples are starting a slow fade to color. The calendar …

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