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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on Refill GB—a mission-based shop with a welcoming vibe (and zero plastic!)

Founded three years ago by Berkshire native Jamie McCormack, this charming Great Barrington retail space helps you make better choices for your health and the planet.

Mass Shootings: The most obvious manifestation of a much larger problem

It would appear to be quite sensible to regulate guns as we regulate autos and their drivers ... and it would seem quite reasonable to require guns to be insured, at least for liabilities.

REVIEW: WTF’s ‘Tell Me I’m Not Crazy’ is unfunny television fare

Had I happened on the likes of this story on television, I would have grabbed the remote and changed the channel.

The lessons of Sandy Hook

In her letter to the editor Susan Olshuff of Lenox writes: “As we reflect this holiday season, let us honor all victims of gun violence by turning tragedy into transformation.”

To combat bullying ‘Start With Hello’ Week promotes a culture of inclusion for young people

In her letter Susan Olshuff writes:  “Young people who are isolated can become victims of bullying, violence, and depression.”

U.S. Rep. Neal’s Democratic opponent styles herself a ‘problem solver’

Amatul-Wadud is running for Congress to address what she believes are some hard truths about the living conditions in the district that Rep. Neal and others won’t talk about.

Student demands for gun control are reasonable, critically important

In her letter to the editor, Rita Kasky writes: "The student movement is crossing the country, educating our citizens (as more and more school shooting amass) and pleading for cooperation from all of us."

BCD to participate in National Day of Action against gun violence

BCD students invite neighbors, siblings, friends, and other students they may know and who may be available, especially with the public school vacation week, to meet them at Lilac Park and share in the event.

Bits & Bytes: Simon’s Rock students join walkout; Shakespeare’s birthday celebration; ‘The City Dark’ at Bushnell-Sage Library; GBHS annual meeting; Greenagers scholarship

Greenagers will offer a $2,000 scholarship to a graduating senior or young person under the age of 25 pursuing secondary education or work experience in the sustainable agriculture field.

‘The Children’s March’ film screening to support National School Walkout

'The Children's March' shows a critical moment in history when children had a significant impact on the Civil Rights movement.

Springfield attorney challenges U.S. Rep. Neal from the left, points to ‘open secrets’ about his donors

There is a reason Amatul-Wadud cares so much about people. It's because, as a lawyer specializing in probate, families, custody and visitation rights, "I get to see people in their most intimate spaces."

Arming teachers: South County educators slam Trump proposal

"I think the best way to ensure safety is around building relationships and making sure kids are known and connected to multiple adults.” --Peter Dillon, Berkshire Hille Regional School District superintendent

BOB GRAY: Children’s Crusade

Following the latest school shooting atrocity in Parkland, Florida, another Children’s Crusade is rising: a largely youth-bred movement meant to persuade legislators to take some meaningful action to stem the needless deaths of our country’s children in schools.

In NY-19 race, Democratic candidates take shots at ‘empty suit’ Faso

Though its boundaries have shifted in recent years, NY-19 has been represented by a mix of Democrats and Republicans over the decades.

Enough

It didn’t take long for me to realize that the young adults of Parkland were cutting through the layers of despair I had built up all these years. They were telling their truth with passion and conviction.

Cockroaches, Lent and felled innocence

On an average, 96 people a day are killed by gunfire in the United States. Yesterday, 17 children were killed in Florida. That leaves 79 others whose names and faces we won’t be seeing online or in print, but they are still dead.

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.
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