Editorials
Maintain momentum on opioid addiction
At last, the scourge of opioid addiction that has cast a shadow on every city, town and rural hamlet in the land shows the beginning signs of diminishing (Eagle, April 20). Thanks to increased …
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Our Opinion: Tragedy doesn't make case for death penalty
Whenever a police officer falls in the line of duty, their sacrifice reawakens gratitude among those they protect. There is no higher calling than putting one's own life on the line in the service of …
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Our Opinion: Earth Day's importance at a hazardous time
Tomorrow, April 22, is the 49th observance of Earth Day. Originally conceived in the U.S. to raise awareness of the importance of good stewardship of the environment, Earth Day is now observed in 192 …
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Letters to the editor
Letter: Amatul-Wadud offers change in 1st District

To the editor:One term that has been used by journalists and political commentators was a "blue wave" that would come with the midterm elections. Democrats have their eyes on attempts to take back …

Letter: Time to be on the lookout for motorcycles

To the editor:Spring will eventually arrive here in the Berkshires, and so will motorcycles. Here are a few thoughts for everyone to help make our world a safer place: Please always stay all the way …

Letter: Berkshire Flyer is wise investment in future

To the editor:We believe the Berkshire Flyer's grand notion of reconnecting the Berkshires to New York City is a near reality, based on the MassDOT working group's final report and the support it has …

Letter: New admission policies beneficial to museums

To the editor: I was delighted to read Adam Shanks' April 19 article regarding Mass MoCA's new admission policy. As chair of the board at The Mount, Edith Wharton's home, I am pleased to see cultural …

Letter: Superhuman ride of Bissell is fake news

To the editor:The story of the ride of Israel Bissell in 1775 (Eagle, April 19) to carry the news of Lexington and Concord to Philadelphia qualifies as "fake news."It is impossible for a single …

Letter: Elect Rene Wood to Sheffield Select Board

To the editor:We strongly support Rene Wood for election to the Sheffield Select Board.Rene is a citizen who lives and acts with a strong faith in community participation and active democracy. She …

Letter: How about a National Trump-Free Day?

To the editor,Now that the first excruciating year of the Trump presidency has passed, I would like to propose that Congress enact a National Trump-Free Media Day. This would mean that his voice, …

Letter: Crane Avenue needs bike path, sidewalk

To the editor:I caught the attention of a young man on a bicycle last week going to work on Crane Avenue, which has no bike lanes. I also noticed that along this beautiful drive towards Allendale …

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Ruth Bass: The Fenway mystique has extra magic this season - so far

RICHMOND — A new Red Sox season often starts with a sigh. The players' equipment buses arrive in Boston, everyone is on the annual spring high, and then, they lose a bunch of April games. It's …

Clarence Fanto: Bulldog that he is, Giuliani could be Trump's ace in the hole

LENOX — So, the Current Occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. has a new consigliere. Who better to serve The Boss than former federal prosecutor, associate attorney general under President Reagan, …

Tahirah Amatul-Wadud: Championing rural broadband will require a new rep. in Congress

CHICOPEE — In regard to Sandisfield's bid to secure federal grants to complete its "last-mile" high-speed Internet network ("Crocker to seek federal grants for Sandisfield broadband build …

Chan Lowe: A vanilla latte with a shot of bias

PITTSFIELD — Remember how optimistic — nay, euphoric — so many of us were on election night way back in 2008? We'd elected our first black president. People wept in the streets. …

Letter: A columnist quiz for Trump-backing Faso

To the editor: An Open Letter to Rep. John J. Faso (Republican, N.Y. 19th district):As one of your constituents, I would like to let you know that your support for President Trump greatly puzzles me, …

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