Gov. Baker economic secretary ‘surprised’ by criticism of broadband strategy for rural Western Massachusetts

Saturday, Jan 21 / By / Gov. Charlie Baker’s administration is quietly flirting with massive private companies like Comcast to deliver what will likely be inferior and expensive service to rural towns. “It’s a slow-rolling tragedy that will blight Western Massachusetts for generations.” -- Susan Crawford, Harvard law professor and director of the Berkshire Center for Internet and Society

Heather Bellow
More than 1,500 sister marchers came to the Berkshire County event at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield on Saturday, January 21, in solidarity with marchers at the Women'a March on Washington. More than 2.4 million sister marchers attended events around the world. From left: Aurel and Molly de St Andre of Great Barrington with children; center: Sarah Davis of Sandisfield and children. All are waiting in a long line to go into the theatre.

Sister March at Colonial Theatre draws throngs from across the Berkshires

Saturday, Jan 21 / By / Event organizers made a goal to bring in 100 sister marchers at the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, Mass. The event website got 450 RSVPs and expectations rose to 600 and, nearing the end, the clicker count had stretched to at least 1,500.

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