Wednesday, May 29, 2024

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Raymour & Flanigan set to open in former Pittsfield Bed Bath & Beyond storefront

The furniture company has also purchased the entire shopping center, The Shops at Unkamet Brook.

CAPITAL IDEAS: Start me up? Or shut me down?

A pause may be warranted but, given Mr. Trump’s tirade about his dissatisfaction over Fed governor Jay Powell raising rates, the president has made it so that a pause makes the Fed appear political when it’s not.

Berkshire Immigrant Center to host free citizenship workshop

According to data from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Berkshire County has the most diverse foreign-born population of any county in the state.

Separation of immigrant children from parents violates children’s rights

In her letter to the editor Erin Sullivan writes: "If any family, regardless of their immigration status, is in need of support Berkshire Children and Families welcomes the opportunity to help." 

‘Ignorant and reprehensible’: Berkshire County reacts to Trump’s vulgar tirade about immigrants

Trump’s comments came in the run-up to the birthday of iconic African American civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King and the seventh anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti that killed nearly 250,000 people.

An energetic U.S. Sen. Markey talks taxes, guns, nukes and suing FERC

Markey cited solar and wind power as future drivers of the economy and he questioned why the Trump administration did not see it as a source of jobs for unemployed workers, especially the blue-collar workers Trump purports to represent.

Berkshire County immigrant advocates, elected officials call DACA rollback ‘immoral’ and ‘despicable’

"It was unfathomable to me that this president could do something so cruel, so un-American and, quite honestly, something that's just bad policy." -- Brooke Mead, director of the Berkshire Immigrant Center

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

If Congress fails to act, immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children could face deportation as early as March 6 to countries where many left at such young ages that they have no memory of them.

News Brief: Berkshire Immigrant Center stands with DREAMers

“The new federal action will create significant concern for the estimated 10,000 immigrants in Berkshire County as they face yet another anti-immigrant message from this White House." --- Brooke Mead, director of the Berkshire Immigrant Center

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