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The racial, economic and social divide plaguing Pittsfield exists even if it cannot be seen. There is also a geographic divide, however, that is tangible and contains the roots of of the larger … more
It was good of the state to put in a plug for Pittsfield and Lee as potential homes to Amazon's second headquarters, although it might have better coordinated that effort with the communities in … more
Last week, the state Senate unveiled legislation addressing a variety of deficiencies in Massachusetts' health care system. Many of these provisions will require further vetting, and there is no … more
Among the myths attached to opioid addiction making it a challenge to confront the epidemic plaguing the Berkshires, state and nation is that it is strictly an urban issue. In fact, the epidemic … more
While Pittsfield Police say the city is on track to have a lower violent crime rate in 2017 than it experienced in 2016, perception is reality, and the perception now, particularly following the … more
As we approach the 150th anniversary of the birth in Great Barrington of W.E.B. Du Bois, it's encouraging to see the community fully embracing this towering intellectual, civil rights activist … more
President Trump's ongoing drive to undo the efforts of his predecessor now include rolling back an Obama administration executive order that blocked armored vehicles, high-caliber weapons and other … more
While the statistics on suicide in Berkshire County are discouraging, the response in the Berkshires is encouraging. Help for those suffering considering suicide is available, and the willingness of … more
Massachusetts is better prepared to withstand Trump administration assaults on the environment and health care than many states because it has in recent years acted on its own to improve life for … more
The irony, said the chairman of the state's Cannabis Control Commission, is that he voted against legalizing recreational marijuana last November because he believed it was too complex a task to … more
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