I was driving around the other day when I realized that the license tabs on my car had expired.
As we celebrate our second National Volunteer Week since the start of the pandemic, we want to reflect upon the amazing efforts of all of the Massachusetts residents who have stepped up to support their neighbors during these long and difficult months.
I don’t care how you pronounce it, you can’t have a garden without that luscious, juicy fruit. I can skip the cabbage, the kohlrabi and the radishes. I can omit the onions, the garlic and the rutabaga. Give me a plot full of tomatoes and I will be in garden nirvana.
WILLIAMSTOWN — It’s oddly reassuring to find evidence that humans aren’t alone in suffering the effects of cabin fever.
I was a serial volunteer, and that led to the founding of the Nonprofit Center of the Berkshires.
With the House expected to debate next year’s budget the week of April 26, public education funding is shaping up to be one of the most prominent topics of discussion.
“Lock them up. There are things that you can do,” a Houston assistant police chief said last week after a 3-year-old boy fatally shot his 8-month-old baby brother in the family home.
“If it is all beautiful you can’t believe in it,” Ernest Hemingway wrote.
The real difference was never that women played no role. Even before 1868, women played an effective and integral role in groups such as church-sponsored societies and the distaff side of some men’s groups.
As we enter our second year with COVID-19, much has changed. But in many ways, we still have more to go.
Teacher, missionary, outdoorsman: Albert Hopkins was quite a guy.
There is no quick, single cure for the horrific problem of mass murder by lone gunmen in America. The solution requires a long-term cultural change about guns in this country that has yet not begun.
WILLIAMSTOWN — So you find yourself facing a choice: admit your elderly parent to a nursing home or take care of them at home.
In the summer of 2016, Ireland’s Central Statistical Office reported something astonishing: The small nation’s gross domestic product had risen 26 percent in the previous year (a number that would later be revised upward).
Outdoors writer Harold “Hal” Borland (1900-1978) and his wife, gardening writer Barbara Ross Dodge Borland (1904-1991), owned a century-old, mountain-edge farm a couple of miles south of Bartholomew’s Cobble, in a section of Salisbury known as Weatogue. They moved there, to Frank Snyder’s ol…
When is a catcall not “just” a catcall? Every. Single. Time.
The coronavirus pandemic and vaccine rollout continue to command much of state lawmakers’ attention, but the budget process will pick up pace this month as the Legislature prepares to set funding priorities.
Dear President Joe Biden and Gov. Charlie Baker,
Remember how wise, life-experienced adults would repeat that the passage of time heals all wounds — words to mollify and comfort heightened emotions when faced with hurtful experiences.
Over the past four years, President Nana Akuffo-Addo of Ghana has gained a kind of global popularity that is rare for an African leader.
Social Darwinism met its match in the 1930s. The “evil” of the poor was a hard concept to sustain during the Great Depression. Suddenly, through no fault of their own, the poor were family, friends and oneself. It gave rise to the huge popularity of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and th…
Republicans have been having a hard time explaining why they oppose President Joe Biden’s American Jobs Plan.
I used to believe that the remedy for bad speech is more speech. Now that seems archaic.
Letters to the Editor
To the editor: It was an emotional and solemn event this past Saturday in North Adams to salute police officers killed by felonious means while in the line of duty.
To the editor: This past two months, a group of parishioners from the First Congregational Church North Adams has been reading and meeting to discuss Carol Anderson’s "White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide." It is an intensely powerful exploration of the multiple, self-consciou…
To the editor: In response to a second letter deflecting Republican responsibility for the insurrection and the claim "the democrats/left media fabricated an intentionally inflammatory narrative" ("Letter: I believe the left is lying about Jan. 6," Eagle, April 15) may I remind the writer th…
The natural beauty of the Berkshires landscape is the pride of our fair county. What do we do when a precious part of that ecological sublimity is systematically threatened?
The view from the top of Monument Mountain offers an unparalleled perspective. In the shadow of this towering South County peak lies a landscape whose history is rich and long — and complicated.
Despite a rocky rollout, Massachusetts’ COVID vaccination campaign appears to be on the right track. By the end of the week, the Bay State will likely pass the significant mile marker of 2 million fully vaccinated residents. The commonwealth is also the first state with a population of at le…
“Be with us, for we have lost a son, a father, a friend and a partner.”