Editorials
Our Opinion: Giving thanks for our stalwart institutions This Thanksgiving, among the many things Americans have to be thankful for is that our bedrock institutions have managed to withstand the onslaughts made upon them over the past two years.Many are …
Our Opinion: East-west rail link should go to Pittsfield The east-west high-speed rail project that has long been a Berkshires dream came a step closer to realization on Monday when state Transportation Secretary Stephanie Pollack named WSP USA, a firm …
Our Opinion: Making room for a river in North Adams The $25,000 state grant awarded to North Adams' Hoosic River Revival announced by Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday (Eagle, Nov. 18) doesn't sound like a whopping amount by itself, but it could well act …
Our Opinion: Overdue DCR crackdown on deadbeat tenants The state Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) is perennially strapped for money, and it is frustrating that some deep-pocketed corporations are contributing to the problem by not paying …
Our Opinion: Opioid crisis takes economic toll as well The devastating effects of the opioid crisis are all around us. They are manifested in lost and destroyed lives, shattered families, levels of violent and property crimes unknown in Berkshires …
Letters to the editor
Letter: Clearing the way for industrial hemp To the editor:We are writing this letter to share our unique experience with fellow farmers in the state of Massachusetts seeking licenses to grow industrial hemp. Equinox Farm in Sheffield, like …
Letter: Loss of an old friend To the editor:I'm at an age (no more birthdays ending in 0) when it shouldn't be a surprise to lose a friend. Nevertheless this relationship has been such a long and close one it is still difficult …
Letter: Much to be thankful for on local scene To the editor: What I should be doing this Sunday morning is more preparation for our Thanksgiving celebration. But I made the mistake of opening your Sunday edition full of amazing, masterfully …
Letter: Push Congress to pass Green New Deal To the editor:I am not a young person but that is even more reason that I fully support U.S. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez/s resolution to create a House Select Committee for a Green New Deal in Congress. The …
Letter: Traffic circle will work in Stockbridge To the editor:Over the years I drove in four widely differing areas of our country both before and after the need for improvement of a hazardous intersection resulted in a traffic circle being …
Our columnists
Fraud Watch: Con artists lessen the joy of the holidays One of the biggest holiday travel weeks is a little more than one month away.How big? AAA estimates 50 million Thanksgiving travelers, so it's no stretch that the end of December could see as many as …
Baby Boomer Memories: The Quarry Snack Bar was once the gateway to Pittsfield The Berkshire Flower Co. building on Pittsfield Lenox Road will be razed to create a greenway entrance to the city. This building always brought back memories of the Quarry Snack Bar, one of my …
Robert F. Jakubowicz: Thanksgiving proclamations past PITTSFIELD — The first Thanksgiving in colonial America by the Pilgrims was an expression of solemn gratitude to their Divine being for just barely surviving the physical hardship of living in …
James Burns: A stranger's blessing at Thanksgiving dinner GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A stranger appeared just as we were sitting down for Thanksgiving dinner. And he sat in the chair that we always leave empty to symbolize those, who due to death or …
Look Ahead, Pittsfield: A time to reflect on downtown foot traffic Downtown Pittsfield is dotted with quirky storefronts, and many of them are underappreciated. This week, we round the corner on Thanksgiving, the holiday season and Small Business Saturday, and so …

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