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Our Opinion: Generosity of spirit lacking for homeless of Pittsfield, county
As of today, the holiday season has officially descended upon us, and arriving along with all the good cheer and thoughts of steep Black Friday discounts are frigid winter blasts that cause folks to
Nov 22, 2017 3:51PM - BE Editorial
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Our Opinion: Clarity is needed on relationship between state police, Kinder-Morgan
Big energy corporation comes to small town to construct a controversial pipeline extension through protected forestland that draws protestors from far and wide. Big company pays state police big
Nov 21, 2017 11:15PM - BE Editorial
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Our Opinion: A smart state idea on the energy front
The good news is that Great Barrington has been chosen as one of seven Massachusetts towns to be part of the HeatSmart Mass, a pilot program helping households buy alternative heating and cooling
Nov 20, 2017 9:45PM - BE Editorial
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Our Opinion: Congress should share the nuclear football
What makes the election of our presidents an exceptionally sobering task is that we choose the person who, for the next four years, will have virtually unlimited power and authority to wage nuclear
Nov 17, 2017 11:27PM - BE Editorial
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Our Opinion: City's chance to revisit business park's future
The Eagle, like many in Pittsfield who were skeptical of the plan to put a Walmart Supercenter in the William Stanley Business Park, decided to reserve judgment until the retail behemoth produced a
Nov 17, 2017 10:12PM - BE Editorial
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Our Opinion: Adapting to reality of online rentals in hospitality industry
The hospitality industry is yet another sector, like retail, where the internet has upended all the old conventions. Thanks to online booking services like Airbnb, HomeAway and VRBO, the most modest
Nov 16, 2017 10:33PM - BE Editorial
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Our Opinion: Kinder Morgan must do right by Sandisfield
The bucolic hamlet of Sandisfield, tucked away in Berkshire County's southeast corner, was minding its own business as it always had. Suddenly an energy-hungry world arrived at its doorstep in the
Nov 15, 2017 10:57PM - BE Editorial
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Felix Carroll: Think you can sing? Step on up to the mic
BECKET The ad says,"Local band looking for singer," and they most certainly are. Twisted Evolution needs a lead singer. And they're not asking for the moon and stars.
Nov 22, 2017 5:12PM - BE Columnists
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Rabbi Josh Breindel: A harvest of Thanksgiving
PITTSFIELD "So tell me, rabbi, what am I supposed to be thankful for?"Of all the questions that I'm asked, this is one of the most difficult and important. In the face of divisive headlines
Nov 22, 2017 3:48PM - BE Columnists
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Robert F. Jakubowicz: Fact and fiction on Thanksgiving Day
PITTSFIELD Thanksgiving Day is the exception to all the other holidays celebrated nationally in America.. It is based on a myth.
Nov 22, 2017 3:42PM - BE Columnists
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Clellie Lynch: The winged tiger of the dark night
Mack the Knife waits in his eyes,Yet he is generous and brings his youngEleven mice four bullheadsThirteen grouse two eels Three rabbits and a woodcockAll in one night."By Carl RakosiEAST CHATHAM,
Nov 22, 2017 3:36PM - BE Columnists
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Daniel Bellow: Left with the carcass of Moby-Dick
GREAT BARRINGTON It can't be much fun to be director of a local museum with financial problems. Your poorly paid staff has trouble keeping up its enthusiasm. Board meetings are a trial; it
Nov 17, 2017 11:30PM - BE Columnists
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Our Berkshires Bernard A. Drew: Windsor Jambs, or is it Jams?
GREAT BARRINGTON Windsor Jambs in Windsor it's in the Windsor Bush section of town, which should give you a clue to its remoteness isn't a particularly well-known destination
Nov 17, 2017 9:15PM - BE Columnists
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Adam Hinds: A new social contract on public safety
PITTSFIELD The Massachusetts Senate recently passed a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill. It aims to improve public safety while reducing the size and cost of the prison system. More
Nov 17, 2017 9:09PM - BE Columnists
BE In Our Opinion - Ltrs to the Editor {BEagle} (15)
Letter: Don't blame horses for your nightmares
To the editor: Your Nov. 20 article about the Wallers and their admirable dedication to preserving and celebrating the road carriage era was endearing and interesting but your decision to
Nov 21, 2017 10:30PM - BE Letters
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Letter: Spirit of Thanksgiving is spirit of grit, grace
To the editor:Thank you. These are two simple words that display an attitude and attribute that are transformative and trans-cultural.Thanksgiving is a season of thankfulness that calls us to be
Nov 21, 2017 10:27PM - BE Letters
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Letter: Lawmakers must revisit stance on museum
To the editor:I am distressed to say that I am unable to convince our state senator, Adam Hinds, my state representative, Smitty Pignatelli, and Pittsfield's state representative, Tricia
Nov 21, 2017 10:24PM - BE Letters
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Letter: DeSisto neighbor backs development project
To the editor:It is refreshing to see visionaries making a meaningful investment and commitment to the Berkshires. We are neighboring homeowners on Interlaken Road and fully support the development
Nov 21, 2017 10:15PM - BE Letters
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Letter: Pardon a turkey this Thanksgiving
To the editor:President Trump is getting his pardon pen ready, as the Mueller investigation starts indicting his associates. This Wednesday, he plans to practice on two very innocent Minnesota
Nov 20, 2017 10:30PM - BE Letters
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Letter: Skip aside on bacon, Winn wins for nature
To the editor:A recent letter to The Eagle by Michael Roth ("Breakfast choice was bad for the environment," Nov. 7) criticized Jane Winn, the founder of Berkshire Environmental Advocacy Team, for her
Nov 20, 2017 10:27PM - BE Letters
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Letter: Remembering Gentile and a friendly rivalry
To the editor:I left the Berkshires in 1989, but had the joy of knowing and working with Derek Gentile. We kept in touch and got to catch up from time to time when I made it back.Thanks for the story
Nov 20, 2017 10:27PM - BE Letters