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America is watching the erosion of its norms and standards. The undoing of the rules of acceptable behavior. No matter how shocking to watch, it is more shocking that there are no consequences. The presence of one — purposefully misinforming, blatantly undermining our institutions, threateni…

As his first year in office comes to a close, an ambitious new president is on the decline. His legislative agenda has stalled in a fractious Congress. Voters are angry over inflation and other economic concerns, and he is struggling to find his footing on the world stage.


The Massachusetts House appears to be taking a small step toward normalcy with the chamber’s leaders rolling out a plan that would see staff begin to return to in-person work at the Statehouse next month. Better late than never, and while we would prefer to see the only state capitol on the …

Amid all the COVID-related hardships for the cultural economy last year, Jacob’s Pillow losing the historic Doris Duke Theatre truly felt like a dagger in the heart at the worst possible time. A year later, though, the renowned dance company’s big plans show a jewel in the Berkshire arts cro…

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Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The season for snow-blowing has arrived and I'd like to remind drivers to be cognizant of people clearing their driveways.

To the editor: I just read the story about the Hoosac Valley kindergartners telling us how to cook a turkey.

To the editor: I read in The Berkshire Eagle a summary of the Pittsfield City Council meeting which took place Nov. 23, and again no mention of what is being done to help the homeless.

To the editor: It is my impression as a naturalized citizen from Europe (where I endured Hitler’s regime as a youngster) that only quite a few U.S.-born citizens really know the history and meaning of the much celebrated Thanksgiving day.

To the editor: In a recent article about the arrest of a Pittsfield man for possession of child pornography ("Pittsfield man arrested after Google tip," Eagle, Nov. 22), I am once again taken aback by the terminology used to describe these despicable acts.

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