Bernard A. Drew | Our Berkshires: The progressive women of Windsor
GREAT BARRINGTON Windsor town fathers, cognizant of the 19th Amendment ratified by the states in 1920, for the first time drew the name of a woman for traverse jury duty. That was in January
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Leonard Quart | Letter From New York: Photographers who were about the work
NEW YORK Much of my working life has been spent watching, teaching and writing about films, narrative works as well as documentaries. Recently I looked at two documentaries, both shown at
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Dalton Delan | The Unspin Room: Still holding on to the material world
WESTPORT, CONN. Beware the lure of the intangible. This month, if you've bought your books via the Microsoft Store for electronic consumption, you lost them all as it shut down.
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Letter: Pillow director does institution proud
To the editor:How can we define ourselves in this country of ours when there exists a dark well of bigotry within potentially enlightened people? It was distressing to hear of one woman of color who
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Clellie Lynch: What's in a bird's crest?
EAST CHATHAM, N.Y. Before sunrise in the cool of the morn when the tall trees surrounding the house are inky silhouettes in the faintest of daylight, catbirds begin to sing, barely taking a
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John Dickson: UK ambassador had Trump pegged
PITTSFIELD Donald Trump does it again. And again. Just when you think he has reached a new low in dragging the presidency and, along with it, the country down, he surpasses it yet again.
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Carole Owens: Our changing local democracies
STOCKBRIDGE Beginnings are fascinating. Whether considering the beginning of our vast country or of our tiny Berkshire villages, discovering where something started is instructive. If we
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A photographer's dance with butterfly
DALTON "Come a little bit closer, gingerbread boy." Sometimes I feel just like the witch in "Hansel and Gretel," but I'm not trying to lure kids into an oven. No, I'm trying to lure a
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David Pill: Pittsfield's perfect trash storm
PITTSFIELD I do not understand Pittsfield politics, I must admit. It seems that every issue is a "third rail," fatal to all who touch it. Maybe it's because the issues that kill a political
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Pamela Tatge: Jacob's Pillow dismayed by racism at gala
BECKET -- I heard a disturbing story from one of our patrons here at Jacob's Pillow that has outraged me, and I can't stop thinking about it. She is a person of color and attended our gala last ..
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Bernard A. Drew | Our Berkshires: Waiting for the French cars
GREAT BARRINGTON -- My latest local history project in print and available in independent bookstores and museum shops, I opted to blow out the mental carburetors with a Father's Day trip to the ...
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Robert F. Jakubowicz: Corrupting of our July 4
PITTSFIELD The 4th of July is not the celebration of a big military victory on that date in 1776. The Revolutionary War began in April 1775 in Lexington and Concord and continued until
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Donald Morrison: The United States of cruelty
BECKET Sigmund Freud believed that we're all born with an impulse to inflict suffering on another human being. To him, children are "uncivilized heathens" who must be taught how to control
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Gillian Jones: What's my name again?
NORTH ADAMS "Mom! Mom! Ma!" I call to my mother in the next room. She doesn't answer."Rita!" I exclaim.
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Edward Udel: Stable geniuses unite
DALTON The poly-unsaturated, unadulterated weight of my genius has almost been too much to bear. My upper discs have compressed and most of my lower lumbar discs 3, 4 and 5 have all ruptured.
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Kevin O'Hara: A bedside chat with Mr. Rockwell
PITTSFIELD To mark the 50th anniversary of the Norman Rockwell Museum, The Eagle has allowed me to update a story that first appeared in this newspaper on July 4, 1993.In May, 1973, my fianc
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Mitchell Chapman: MCLA must address falling enrollment
According to a factbook published by the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts' Office of Institutional Research, that was the undergraduate student population at the college last fall. Eight and a
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Derek Gentile: A friend, a name, and a late reunion
On May, 29, 2006, The Eagle ran this Memorial Day piece by reporter and columnist Derek Gentile, who died on Nov. 12, 2017, about John J. Pignatelli, who died on March 6 of this year.
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Lauren R. Stevens: The big impact made by small trees
WILLIAMSTOWN The skinny on carbon capture by trees includes the contribution of skinny trees. Smaller trees in fact play an outsize role.We know that large and old trees (they're not
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Lauren R. Stevens: Find forest balance with economy, environment
WILLIAMSTOWN Does the Mohawk Trail Woodlands Partnership, designed to use forest resources to improve the economies of communities in northern Berkshire and western Franklin counties,
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