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Our Opinion: Latest GOP bill is more bad medicine
When politics and health care are mixed, they tend to produce a toxic miasma that leaves everyone feeling ill. Such is the case with Senate Republicans' third attempt since taking over Congress and
Sep 22, 2017 8:30PM - BE Editorial
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Our Opinion: Loss of program hurts refugees, city and Berkshires
The scrapping of a plan to settle Middle East refugees in Pittsfield and Berkshire County is terrible news for refugees and bad news for the city and county, which would have been enriched by their ...
Sep 21, 2017 9:24PM - BE Editorial
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Our Opinion: Collective will is key to opioid epidemic fight
The fight against the Berkshire opioid addiction crisis is a three-pronged one local, state and federal. The federal effort has been lackluster, but North Adams, Boston and the Berkshires are willing to do what it takes.Massachusetts
Sep 19, 2017 9:27PM - BE Editorial
Obviously, Founding Father Thomas Jefferson lacked any frame of reference to even fantasize about what life might be like in the television age. Words he wrote at the dawn of our nation's existence, however, are just as relevant in Berkshire County
Sep 18, 2017 9:42PM - BE Editorial
Against the beautiful backdrop of towering Mount Greylock, thousands of music lovers have descended upon North Adams for this weekend's FreshGrass festival, which began Friday evening and extends through Sunday morning and features 50-plus musical
Sep 15, 2017 9:12PM - BE Editorial
Until 16 years ago, when terrorists intent on mass murder cut through the clear, blue skies, September 11 was merely one of 365 fixed points on the calendar by which we reckoned our position in time and space. Especially this year, especially now,
Sep 10, 2017 4:33PM - BE Editorial
If you could snap a chalk line from any point along Berkshire County's southern border with Connecticut and northern border with Vermont, from A to B from, say, the verdant bottomlands of Sheffield to the hardpan of Clarksburg you
Sep 9, 2017 3:39PM - BE Editorial
DALTON In "Finding a way to roll back fanaticism in US" (Eagle opinion page, August 21), New York Times columnist David Brooks states, "I am beginning to think the whole depressing spectacle
Sep 22, 2017 9:45PM - BE Columnists
GREAT BARRINGTON So Roselle and I have discovered one of the most beautiful places we have ever seen. It's called the Inn at Mallard Cove and it is located in Washington state.On our way to
Sep 22, 2017 9:36PM - BE Columnists
GREAT BARRINGTON "The rush of automobilists into the Berkshires is amazing," The New York Times said in August 1906. "Every resort has its daily contingent of arrivals, especially Lenox,
Sep 22, 2017 7:00PM - BE Columnists
GREAT BARRINGTON I was talking with a friend about the nurses strike at Berkshire Health Systems and she said something to the effect of, "Why is it such a big deal to have so many nurses on,
Sep 21, 2017 8:45PM - BE Columnists
WESTPORT, Conn. In the beginning was the word, and in the beginning The New York Times and The Washington Post would not have published the word. But you decide whether it is the end of the
Sep 21, 2017 7:33PM - BE Columnists
WILLIAMSTOWN I was at the right place at the right time on Sept. 1. At the Williamstown Historical Museum, Sarah Currie, director of the museum, was greeting senior citizens who had just exited the Williamstown Council on Aging van.
Sep 20, 2017 8:15PM - BE Columnists
PITTSFIELD Very different kinds of events on opposite sides of the world some natural, one not combine to remind us of something that much of the world remembers but Americans tend to forget: The United States is a colonial
Sep 19, 2017 9:09PM - BE Columnists
To the editor:Very simply, as the late Rep. Gail Cariddi's legislative aide, Kevin Towle is clearly the best candidate to fill that seat. Like Gail, Kevin is an unswerving Democrat who believes in
Sep 22, 2017 9:36PM - BE Letters
To the editor:I sit and read the paper and watch TV amazed at the nerve of Republicans trying to take away our health care. Can you believe two politicians thought up this turkey without input from
Sep 22, 2017 9:24PM - BE Letters
To the editor:The current issue with the Berkshire Museum is no longer just about selling its best art, but also the way the sale has been handled. The inept maneuvering has resulted in a massive
Sep 22, 2017 9:15PM - BE Letters
To the editor, I can't imagine what it must have been like to lose a loved one on Sept. 11, 2001. That day, I was gung ho: Bomb them back, turn the Middle East into a parking lot for Europe.
Sep 22, 2017 8:54PM - BE Letters
To the editor:In response to Chad Robertson's Sept 15 letter regarding the call for a 28th Amendment to undo Citizens United, readers of The Berkshire Eagle who would like to support the 28th
Sep 22, 2017 8:51PM - BE Letters
To the editor:The upcoming vote in Savoy about increasing the height of the 425-foot high limitation in the town to 455 feet has me very concerned for the neighbors. These are not windmills, these
Sep 21, 2017 8:48PM - BE Letters
To the editor:I spent the last Sunday at The Josh Billings RunAground assisting my wife who was doing the kayak portion of the event. Everywhere I looked, there were people assisting participants and
Sep 21, 2017 8:45PM - BE Letters