Editorials
Our Opinion: Pittsfield's divisions are cultural and tangible
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 …
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Our Opinion: Bidding for Amazon may do some good
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 …
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Our Opinion: State must be bold on health care issue
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 …
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Letters to the editor
Letter: Wright will be involved, engaged Ward 4 rep.

To the editor:People are surprised when I say I recently moved from San Francisco to Pittsfield. I am very happy here. I find that it easy to be involved in the community. Also, people here are …

Letter: Consider Crane family along with Rockwell's

To the editor:I find it very odd that all of those who object to what the Berkshire Museum Board of Trustees wishes to do going forward raised such a firestorm of protest. They are most concerned …

Letter: Museum's strategy counter to economic principles

To the editor:In Economics 101, everyone learns that it is a mistake to sell long-term assets to fund short-term operating expenses. Yet, we are to believe that Van Shields' deaccessioning plan to …

Letter: Community demands better of museum administration

To the editor:The Berkshire Museum is in financial trouble. How can the public trust the executive director, Van Shields, when he breaks the trust of Norman Rockwell and other donors who gave art …

Letter: Haunted Bryant house is fun and scary

To the editor:Don't miss the haunted house at the William Cullen Bryant house in Cummington. My husband and were frightfully entertained as we walked through the old house. At every turn, a scary …

Letter: All parties must unite against dictator Trump

To the editor:One of Steve Bannon's heroes is Lenin, who once wrote: Offer the electorate "simple solutions to complex problems. Lie shamelessly. Designate scapegoats to explain all misery. Winning …

Election letters

Election lettersAll letters related to the 1st Berkshire District election and city elections in North Adams and Pittsfield on Tuesday, Nov. 7 must be received at The Eagle by Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 6 …

Letter: Thanks to G.B. officer for help in time of need

To the editor:Many thanks to Officer Bragdon of the Great Barrington Police Department for coming to my aid a few weeks ago. I had locked my pocketbook and phone in the car in the Price Chopper …

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Our columnists
Ruth Bass: From houses to objects, Berkshire treasures its treasures

RICHMOND — Developers had their eye on Hancock Shaker Village a few decades ago when the number of Shakers had dwindled to the point where a massive layout of big buildings and gardens could …

Clarence Fanto | The Bottom Line: Warm, dry spell extends outdoor fun - at expense of foliage

LENOX — That Eagle photo on Friday of folks lounging in their short sleeves on the Red Lion Inn porch said it all: With another brilliantly sunny weekend more typical of early September, we're …

Our Berkshires | Bernard A. Drew: Horse-and-wagon days

GREAT BARRINGTON — Today it's a DHL or FedEx panel truck. In 1895 it was a wooden wagon drawn by a horse or two. And horses had minds of their own."This morning while some pipes were being …

Alan Chartock: I didn't vote for Baker last time, but I might next go-round

GREAT BARRINGTON — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has my admiration. He gives a damn about people. He opposes the Republican power grabs at the expense of the poor, and his decency …

Phyllis McGuire | View from the Village: When will we learn there are no winners in war?

Phyllis McGuireWILLIAMSTOWN — My heart swells with hope when I sit among my fellow parishioners in church, singing "Let there be peace on earth /And let it begin with me ... with God as our …

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