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THE OTHER SIDE: The king is not dead — not really

Well, in one fell swoop, the new conservative majority—it might be more accurate to call them the new MAGA majority—betrayed originalism and textualism.

Ask Jenny

It’s the little and simple things that will slowly start breaking our cycle of harm.

Nine more Eagleton School staffers charged with abuse, intimidation

Police describe widespread eye-poking, fingers twisted until breaking, lacerations from slamming heads and throwing, bone-breaking punches, pinching, cutting, and other injuries, much of it done while the victims were held in restraints. So far, 16 former Eagleton School employees face criminal charges.

Two Eagleton School employees arraigned on further charges of abuse, witness intimidation

The Eagleton School in Great Barrington was shut down after its licenses were revoked over what the state said was a systemic culture of staff abuse of students and subsequent cover-ups of that abuse.

State report charges Eagleton School administration with ‘systemic’ cover-up of abuse of students  

“Over the past three months, there appears to have been a conscious decision by Eagleton’s administration not to report the scope and extent of residents’ injuries to the EEC and other state agencies to avoid investigation.” --- Department of Early Education and Care report on abuses of students at Eagleton School

Responding to charges of abuse of students, Eagleton School fires 5 staff members

“Our students have always been, and remain, our primary concern. We are doing everything possible to ensure the continuation of their quality education and care.” -- Bruce Bona, Eagleton founder and executive director

Another view of Eagleton School: Vulnerability, caring, growth

In his letter to the editor, Luke Pryjma writes: "Eagleton is a place where our society puts its trauma. We hope it is a place where that trauma can find peace and release gently. That is not always the case."

Five Eagleton School employees arraigned on charges of abuse of students, destroying evidence

Eagleton School is accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Education (DOE) and Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC). In early January, Great Barrington police began an investigation into allegations of physical and emotional abuse of students.

Bits & Bytes: ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’; Jane Wald explores Emily Dickinson’s work; frame & canvas class; Anton Ginzburg short film

In Berkshire County, the rate of restraining orders is 37 percent higher than the state average. That may mean violence is particularly high in Berkshire County.

Film review: ‘Calvary,’ the Catholic Church in the cross-hairs

"Calvary" turns out to be a very black comedy about the state of the Catholic Church and the human condition in microcosm.
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