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At 237 acres, Springside Park is by far the largest of Pittsfield’s 33 parks, playgrounds and conservation areas. It has an interesting backstory, one that has a connection to the Miller family, and by extension, The Berkshire Eagle. which the Miller family owned for many years.

Since its proposal, a cellphone tower that stands at the back of a South Street parcel has been a lightning rod for controversy, roiling a nearby Pittsfield residential neighborhood. A recent report on the tower’s radiation emission is only the most recent chapter in the contentious saga — a…

As the COVID-19 pandemic tore through the commonwealth last year, it cut an especially deadly path through overcrowded apartment buildings in Chelsea, a largely working-class, immigrant community where many residents are packed into dilapidated rental housing. Rarely have the consequences of…

On the Fourth of July, we often invoke the founders, reflecting on their vision for America and how we might carry it forward into the future toward a more-perfect union. On this Independence Day, however, America must look in the mirror and acknowledge the recalcitrant structures that imped…

What a difference a year can make. As the spring school sports season draws toward its end, it’s worth reflecting on some of life’s simple joys that were wrenched from us last year by the pandemic but have thankfully returned, like eager young players hitting the field as their loved ones ch…

With increasing frequency, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation is turning to roundabouts to alleviate congestion at heavily trafficked intersections throughout the commonwealth where signals and signs fail to suffice.

The COVID-19 state of emergency Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker declared last year ended Tuesday, yet the commonwealth’s government — for the most part — remains closed to the public. The Legislature hasn’t announced when it plans to resume the people’s business in person.

If the First Amendment’s guarantee of a free press means anything, it has to mean that the government cannot seize reporters’ phone and email records in the hope of smoking out their confidential sources. This chilling tactic, which was used with increasing frequency during both the Obama an…

If the First Amendment’s guarantee of a free press means anything, it has to mean that the government cannot seize reporters’ phone and email records in the hope of smoking out their confidential sources. This chilling tactic, which was used with increasing frequency during both the Obama an…

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: On July 18, Todd Poulton, "The Punisher," president of the Berkshire County Boxing Hall of Fame, inducted five members onto the list of recipients. Through the diligent work of Poulton and the gracious acceptance of Pasquale Arace, the owner of the Highland Restaurant on Fenn …

Columnists

It’s simple. Don’t allow anyone to make it unnecessarily complex. It is just this: for some time, the Republican Party has been losing members. There are more registered independents (41 percent) than Democrats and more registered Democrats (31 percent) than Republicans. Today, registered Re…

Things to do this week in Berkshire County

Things to do this week in Berkshire County

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