To the editor: There were many absurd statements made during Tuesday’s City Council debate on whether to use additional “free cash” to lower the tax burden. ("Tyer's tax rate greenlit as Pittsfield council rejects using additional $1 million in free cash to reduce property tax bills," Eagle,…
To the editor: This is a note of gratitude for Leo Goldberger's Nov. 26 letter “At risk of losing democracy.”
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: A town trusts its Planning Board to ensure that land decisions are made in the best interest of the town.
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: We own the farm in Becket where the cannabis plot will locate.
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: I recently read Ruth Bass' Nov. 23 column concerning the dangers of book burning — a most important issue in our democracy where we value the concepts of free press and freedom of expression.
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.
To the editor: A year ago, we visited beautiful Great Barrington.
To the editor: Most of us are celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas with family members, and enjoying bountiful meals, but what about approximately 160,000 families of active-duty military personnel who cannot afford to feed their families?
To the editor: Republicans in both their recent impressive electoral successes and in their congressional debates have asserted three themes that I hope my Republican friends will be aware of before they vote.
To the editor: Monday was the 58th anniversary of president Kennedy's assassination.
Here’s the bad news: A surge in novel coronavirus cases tells us that this stubborn pandemic is still with us, much as we wish it weren’t.
Of all the things to be thankful for this year, safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines ought to be near the top of the list.
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 …
Consider the scale of 100,000 lives. The population of a small city. Gillette Stadium filled to 150 percent capacity. Add up annual traffic fatalities and gun deaths in the U.S., and you’re still about 10,000 people short.
The Berkshire Street Railway and affiliates by 1909 could carry a passenger from North Canaan, Conn., to Hoosac Falls, N.Y., and any spots in between, not to mention Hinsdale or Huntington or South Egremont on spur lines.
Rescuing a dog from the Berkshire Humane Society can prove to be a rewarding, if sometimes frustrating, adventure.
Republicans have a lot to be thankful for. In the years since George W. Bush, their party has staggered around without a governing ideology, veering from one style of fantasy politics to another, and twice nominated a ridiculously unfit reality-television star for the presidency. Yet through…
PITTSFIELD — COVID-19 changed society in 2020, as the world reacted to the highly-transmissible virus that we initially knew little about. Things have gotten a little better this year, but the pandemic has dragged on, with the coronavirus still alive and well — including Pittsfield, which re…
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…
Put that turkey leg down and listen up! Today, we have to discuss your family’s upcoming holiday card.