Editorials
Our Opinion: State hacker defense is a model for others
With all the talk about Russian interference in U.S. elections being tantamount to a cyber-Pearl Harbor attack and an assault on our bedrock democratic system, it's easy to imagine that the problem …
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Our Opinion: Ongoing MBTA mess is a statewide problem
Berkshire County residents watching the latest Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) fiasco unfold last Wednesday on WCVB-Channel 5 out of Boston were undoubtedly grateful that they never …
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Our Opinion: Pittsfield gets jump on pot businesses
In a clear-eyed acknowledgement that legal recreational marijuana production and sales will be a reality for Bay State residents in a few short months, the city of Pittsfield has already made timely …
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Letters to the editor
Letter: North County insight into BMC's importance

To the editor:With all of the recent news on Berkshire Medical Center, the registered nurses' contract dispute and a possible second strike by the Massachusetts Nurses Association, we shouldn't be …

Letter: BHS ad reveals wrong priorities

To the editor:I just saw an ad in today's Eagle saying "at BHS it's the team that matters." Excuse me, but I thought it was the patients' welfare that was supposed to matter to medical providers. It …

Letter: Won't support gun rule that is unfair, ineffective

To the editor:In a letter to the editor posted on Feb. 19, David Anderegg laments the passing of legislation that would repeal an Obama-era rule related to utilizing the Social Security …

Letter: OK, you're clear

To the editor:To the White House: I would like an interim top-secret security clearance. In support of this application, I can provide copies of my driver's license and Stewart's Milk Club …

Letter: Baker allows pushing or NRA on state website

To the editor:Last July, the ever-smiling and soft-spoken Gov. Charlie Baker appointed local NRA leader Ronald Amidon to be Commissioner of the Department of Fish & Game. Amidon was president of …

Letter: Standing up for unions, and workplace safety

To the editor:For eight years, serving as the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health's communication director, I have shared the struggles of low-wage workers and the gantlet of …

Letter: Follow Australia's lead, end mass shootings

To the editor:It happened again in Parkland, Fla. After Newtown, when federal legislation banning the sale of assault rifles was defeated, the realization struck me. The NRA and the politicians who …

Letter: PC School Committee has lost its focus

To the editor:Recently, the Pittsfield School Committee unanimously joined the growing list of the Politically Correct movement by changing the name of Columbus Day to the ridiculous Indigenous …

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Our columnists
Clarence Fanto: Keep chugging with rail plans, but base them in reality

LENOX — Don't get me wrong — trains are a fantastic way to travel. One of my fondest early memories is a 1950s New York-to-LA ride, including the 20th Century Limited run to Chicago …

Chan Lowe: Make America think again

PITTSFIELD — Those of us old enough to remember what life was like before the internet and social media existed wonder how we ever managed to maintain friendships by exchanging newsy holiday …

Gene H. Bell-Villada: Weaponize the teachers. And arm the students while we're at it

This satire first appeared in The North Adams Transcript in 1995. Since then, at least nine states have approved legislation allowing teachers to carry guns on school campuses. The spoof, alas, has …

Andrew Morehouse: Gutting SNAP program will hurt many in region

HATFIELD, Ma.— Shortly after giving birth to her youngest child, Shannon, a teacher in Chicopee, found herself in a harrowing situation. Her husband moved out of state after being laid off from …

Christopher Marcisz: On President George W. Bush Street

TBILISI, GEORGIA — The fastest way to drive from the airport outside Tbilisi into the capital takes you along a stretch of highway called President George W. Bush Street. Having lived through …

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