Opinion

Our Opinion: Big-picture analysis of Pittsfield's school needs

The economic realities that have affected Pittsfield in recent years have impacted its public schools as well, and the solutions to the latter have, to an extent, come on a piecemeal basis. For that …

Our Opinion: Safer schools in a troubled time Pittsfield, the central city in the largely rural Berkshires, is an urban community with all the challenges that entails. Some of those challenges are reflected in the schools, where students, …
Our Opinion: Grand Old Game takes hit to the heart The Houston Astros players have announced that they will begin spring training next month by apologizing for participating in the sign-stealing gambit that tarnished the 2017 World Series and move …
Our Opinion: A good address, as far as it went Gov. Charlie Baker placed a strong emphasis on the related issues of climate change and transportation in his State of the Commonwealth address Tuesday night, proving once again that he is a …
Our Opinion: Another attempt at refugee program After Pittsfield's John Dickson, a retired U.S. diplomat and member of the Peace Corps Community for Refugees, wrote an Eagle oped column that in part urged Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer to pursue …
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Maynard Seider: North Adams is at a crossroads PHILADELPHIA, PA.. — Fifty years ago, a federally-financed urban renewal project brought down half of Main Street in North Adams. Years later, Joe Manning ("Disappearing Into North Adams") …
Columnists
Seth Brown | The Pun Also Rises: 'The Portu-Gal' My girlfriend is planning a trip to Portugal, but this weekend, she had a much more arduous journey to make: driving to Northampton. You might well ask, if she lives in North Adams, why driving to …

Podcast | Don Morrison commentary: Someone to 'watch' over me

Here's something from Don to start the new year on an uptick. Don Morrison, who produces his eponymous Don Morrison Commentary, is an author, lecturer, member of The Berkshire Eagle's Advisory Board, …

Letters to the editor
Letter: Republicans spread Russian disinformation To the editor: The impeachment trial has been hard to stomach. The entire trial demonstrates the deep-seated bipartisan toxicity of politics in 2020 and the shock waves of disinformation. While …
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To the editor: In regard to the Jan. 16 story ("DA's office whistleblower resigns over public records issues, 'campaign culture,'") apparently this particular issue is a result of immediate and … more
To the editor: In a conversation with a neighbor, I became aware that many families struggle to purchase diapers. Because of my current volunteer work and past work, I was not surprised to hear … more
To the editor: Carbon dioxide concentrations are expected to reach 550 parts per million within 30 to 80 years with increased economic and population growth. Since the majority of people on this … more
To the editor: A petition signed by more than 150 concerned Pittsfield residents was filed with the city to restrict commercial, industrial, outdoor marijuana-growing facilities in residentially … more
To the editor: I was very glad to learn that Pittsfield was interested, after all this time, to get an evaluation of its parking meter system. ("Officials launch survey about parking in … more
To the editor: Thank you for the wonderful article on Janie Pellish and her successful efforts in all that she does to help with food insecurity in Berkshire County (Eagle, "Janie Pellish … more
To the editor: This is in response to Joe Flynn's Jan. 18 feature article "Presenteeism — not absenteesim — biggest drain on workplace productivity." Presenteeism, as the author … more
To the editor: Martians took away all the exculpatory evidence Donald Trump needed to use. There is no evidence and no witnesses the Senate and the American people need to see in order to … more
To the editor: We thank you town of Adams employees who plowed the streets/roads and made the sidewalks clear and free for us drivers and walkers during this past weekend's storm. Much, much … more
To the editor: I would like all of my fellow citizens, regardless of political affiliation (or lack thereof), to please consider this. Imagine a multibillion-dollar corporation where the Board of … more

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