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Our Opinion: State Police reform must go on despite lack of cooperation
With the investigation into the overtime and payroll scandal involving the Massachusetts State Police going full bore and with various troopers appearing before judges in connection to that scandal,
Oct 12 9:45PM BE Editorial

Our Opinion: State's vaunted fiber network limps toward sustainability
The state's fiber-optic "middle mile" network was supposed to hasten broadband internet access in unserved towns across Western Massachusetts, providing technological equity in our digital age.
Oct 12 9:00PM BE Editorial

Our Opinion: Baker-Gonzalez debates need to focus more on taxation issue
The first gubernatorial debate between Republican incumbent Charlie Baker and Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez Tuesday night was focused largely on taxes, which is not surprising given that the
Oct 12 8:09PM BE Editorial

Our Opinion: MassHire, with the right help, could be a boon for county
Government at its most well-intentioned can create an alphabet soup of boards and initiatives that may confuse or intimidate those it is designed to serve. Designating a central command organization
Oct 11 8:33PM BE Editorial

Our Opinion: Red Lion intersection tamed at last? Maybe
As it was in the beginning and ever shall be, Stockbridge's most vexing dilemma concerns a matter of safety versus esthetics. For the picturesque town whose public face was set in amber by Norman ..
Oct 10 8:57PM BE Editorial

Our Opinion: Mazzeo land-swap offer should be considered
From an environmentalist's standpoint, Mazzeo's Ristorante owner Tony Mazzeo's offer to swap a package of properties and cash for the old Berkshire Flower Company plot across Route 7 from his eatery
Oct 10 12:51PM BE Editorial

Our Opinion: It's time for a lesson in school funding
All right, class ...
Oct 8 3:21PM BE Editorial

Our Opinion: Wireless alert system worked as advertised
For 30 minutes beginning at 2:18 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday afternoon, most Americans with cellphones received a series of startlingly loud beeps along with a special text message from the
Oct 3 9:36PM BE Editorial

Our Opinion: Christine Blasey Ford should be believed
WASHINGTON If Brett Kavanaugh is eventually confirmed to the Supreme Court, Republican senators will be sending a clear message to women who accuse powerful men of sexual misconduct: Tell
Oct 2 9:57PM BE Editorial

Our Opinion: Time to end the wait for recreational pot sales
Once again, the voters of Massachusetts made their preferences about cannabis known in November 2016 by passing a referendum legalizing it for recreational use, after having done the same for medical
Oct 2 9:42PM BE Editorial

Our Opinion: The reach to understand, word by word, face to face
An odd word kept coming up Thursday night, as three people who have thought a lot about how Americans treat each other sat talking from comfortable chairs on a Pittsfield stage. Plush chairs,
Sep 28 11:00PM BE Editorial

Our Opinion: The reach to understand, word by word, face to face
An odd word kept coming up Thursday night, as three people who have thought a lot about how Americans treat each other sat talking from comfortable chairs on a Pittsfield stage. Plush chairs,
Sep 28 10:51PM BE Editorial

Our Opinion: Finally there is movement on Albany channel issue
Despair not, Charter Communications customers who happen to be Patriots fans and Beacon Hill political junkies: Your lost stations from Boston and Springfield may yet be restored someday. The
Sep 28 10:27PM BE Editorial

Our Opinion: Kavanaugh hearings expose nation's fissures
The Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh have achieved an exalted status in the American cultural consciousness shared by few other events. When traders reportedly fell
Sep 28 9:45PM BE Editorial

Our Opinion: North Adams program a winner for seniors and vets
One of the more imaginative laws sitting on the Commonwealth's books gives municipalities the option of allowing certain of their citizens specifically seniors and veterans to work
Sep 27 8:51PM BE Editorial