Editorials
Letter: Kudos for Muddy Brook Elementary
To the editor:A number of years ago, we had the good fortune to be introduced to Muddy Brook Elementary School, when we volunteered to tutor as part of a project when the Jewish Women's Foundation …
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Our Opinion: Health inspector needed to protect area's reputation
Since hardly a month goes by in which the Berkshires aren't mentioned in the national press — in a write-up in a glossy cooking, travel or lifestyle magazine or in The New York Times — …
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Our Opinion: The right way to help immigrants
If we could somehow harness the negative energy of anti-immigrant groups, America could swear off fossil fuels forever. They never tire of ginning up antipathy for newcomers whose only crime is poor …
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Letters to the editor
Letter: A failed Mohawk effort would be devastating

To the editor:The Mohawk Theater in North Adams can and should be renovated. I agree with most readers and North Adams residents who argue that the theater has sat idle for too long. In fact, I …

Letter: Best wishes to all in these difficult times

Top the editor:This has been undeniably the worst year of my life, as it has been, I'm sure for many others. I've never seen our country in such a state where nothing seems positive.Trump supporters …

Letter: Let's be green and ban wind turbines at once

To the editor:The courageous people of Savoy are to be applauded for bucking the green fever sweeping the state by voting not to extend the height of the industrial wind turbines proposed for that …

Letter: We can still be saved from awful tax bill

To the editor:We agree with The Eagle's editorial of Nov. 25 that President Trump's tax plan will hurt the Berkshires. But we still have a way to stop this awful bill from becoming law.The Senate and …

Letter: City Council was wrong in its latest giveaway

To the editor:At the Tuesday, Dec. 12, North Adams City Council meeting, Councilor Lisa Blackmer brought forth a paper in an effort to hand all non-union retiring city employees a pre-Christmas gift …

Letter: Thanks to Farley-Bouvier for welcoming me

To the editor:I first met State Rep. Trisha Farley-Bouvier, D-Pittsfield, 21 years ago as a new neighbor to her street. I was simply getting out of my car as she was walking by across the street with …

Letter: A meat tax would raise fiscal, physical fitness

To the editor:With Congressional Republicans rushing to place a new tax bill on President Donald Trump's desk before Christmas, here comes the respected British publication The Guardian suggesting a …

Letter: League strongly supports Safe Communities Act

To the editor:The League of Women Voters of Central Berkshire would like to express our appreciation to Representatives Tricia Farley-Bouvier and Smitty Pignatelli and Senator Adam Hinds for each …

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Ruth Bass: Knitting and binoculars most enjoyable with expert on hand

RICHMOND — What a difference a pro makes. You go to a yarn shop with one of your kids, and you barely get started on the temptation cart of colors and kinds and ideas when the sidekick begins …

Clarence Fanto: Greetings. How do you view Christmas?

LENOX — "Tis the season to be jolly," the song tells us. But a new study from the Pew Research Center shows that, for a growing number of Americans, the meaning of Christmas has morphed from a …

Carole Owens: The narcissist eventually falls

STOCKBRIDGE — The behavior of a malignant or pathological narcissist is repellent to many but not all. Even though a narcissist commands and demands all the attention, it is interesting to turn …

Our Berkshires | Bernard A. Drew: Ballads rise from the grave

GREAT BARRINGTON — At the recent Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly performance at Lee Congregational Church, the folk duo at one point introduced a Child ballad and sang it wonderfully. If I'd …

Robert F. Jakubowicz: GOP tax plan a deception

PITTSFIELD — " Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them made." This is a variationof a much used, old adage that mocks the lawmaking process.. A recent exampleof the agelessness of …

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