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Editorials (BerkEagle)
Our Opinion: Troubled MIAA must focus on its mission
The spring regional high school tournaments are ongoing, with the Taconic baseball team's claiming of a third straight Western Massachusetts championship Saturday high among the highlights for
18 hrs ago | BE Editorial site

Our Opinion: Longer cultural season will benefit Berkshires
Berkshire County has long been renowned for its summer cultural scene but a year-long scene has been evolving for some time. That evolution will get a jump-start with the opening of the Linde Center
4 days ago | BE Editorial site

Our Opinion: Pittsfield may be stuck in trash for awhile
Pittsfield put the trash before the trash can when it tasked the Resource Recovery Committee to discuss a newly drafted trash ordinance. The task was not achievable and the committee did the only
4 days ago | BE Editorial site

Our Opinion: No litmus tests on health care reform
On Wednesday, Rep. Richard Neal, chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee, held a hearing on proposals to expand health care to Americans a significant achievement in and of itself
6 days ago | BE Editorial site

Our Opinion: UFO monument belongs on site
The dispute over the 5,000-pound UFO monument in Sheffield centers on whether the monument, which town officials removed last week, was or was not on town land. The larger and still unanswered ..
8 days ago | BE Editorial site

Our Opinion: Diocese must resolve Weldon allegations
The question of whether or not the late Bishop Christopher J. Weldon of the Springfield Diocese abused an altar boy in the 1960s comes down to who heard what said during a diocesan review board
11 days ago | BE Editorial site

Our Opinion: The twisting path to affordable housing
The shortage of affordable housing in Massachusetts, including the Berkshires, is a serious problem. Addressing it requires balancing the need for this housing with the legitimate concerns of
11 days ago | BE Editorial site

Our Opinion: Better gun data for better gun policy
Massachusetts has strict gun laws but if they can be strengthened or fine-tuned, or if other ways can be found to address the problem of gun violence, the effort should be made. That is the premise
12 days ago | BE Editorial site

Our Opinion: Universal soldiers in a defining invasion
The D-Day invasion of the beaches of Normandy, France on June 6, 1944 was truly an event that changed history. The successful assault on the heavily fortified beaches by Allied forces, immortalized ..
13 days ago | BE Editorial site

Our Opinion: Pushing Charter will be real chore
Sen. Edward Markey has filed a bill designed to push Charter Communications, the parent company of Spectrum Cable, into returning TV stations from Springfield and Boston to their lineups in the
14 days ago | BE Editorial site

Our Opinion: Keep free speech free of politics
When students return to Williams College this fall, the Williams Initiative for Israel (WIFI), will be a registered student organization. As it should be but the story behind the group's
15 days ago | BE Editorial site

Our Opinion: House Democrats' constitutional responsibility
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's statements this week on his investigation into Russian influence on the 2016 election and Trump campaign complicity didn't stray from what was written in his report.
18 days ago | BE Editorial site

Our Opinion: Citizenship question's cynicism exposed
It has long seemed apparent that the Trump administration wants to corrupt the 2020 census for political gain, and confirmation may have come in the form of a "smoking gun" found in the files of a
18 days ago | BE Editorial site

Our Opinion: Keep election season out of city politics
Pittsfield's has lost its respected building commissioner, Gerald Garner, to Adams, where he will make more money and undoubtedly have less aggravation.Meanwhile, Pittsfield's search for a
19 days ago | BE Editorial site

Our Opinion: Past time to move beyond the Mall
The Berkshire Mall may be near the end of a lengthy deathbed scene to rival any seen on stage or screen. Many ideas have been floated as to what comes next for the 730,000-square-foot structure, but
20 days ago | BE Editorial site

Our Opinion: Confronting reality about MMRHS
When Great Barrington voters rejected the Berkshire Hills Regional School's District's proposals for a renovated Monument Mountain Regional High School in 2013 and 2014 they assured that the can
21 days ago | BE Editorial site

Our Opinion: Paid parking is a downtown reality
Downtown parking, like trash collection, is one of those Pittsfield issues that never gets entirely resolved or goes away. The downtown parking kiosks have been a simmering issue since they were
34 days ago | BE Editorial site

Our Opinion: Sense of urgency lacking on nursing homes
Williamstown plays host to a top-ranked liberal arts college and a celebrated art institute, but one recognition the Village Beautiful would just as soon not receive is
104 days ago | BE Editorial site

Our Opinion: Challenges lie ahead for promising Flyer
If there's one thing upon Berkshire residents can agree, it's this: The scenic and cultural tourism industry is a key to the recovery of a county economy that has struggled since manufacturing jobs
105 days ago | BE Editorial site

Our Opinion: Reviving historic Mohawk would boost North Adams
On Thursday, North Adams Mayor Thomas Bernard delivered his annual State of the City address to a group of citizens and dignitaries, and as such speeches by incumbent municipal leaders tend to be,
136 days ago | BE Editorial site