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THE SELF-TAUGHT GARDENER: Editing the view

A good editor knows what to excise, and what to enhance. With that in mind, I grabbed my chainsaw, and removed a magnolia.

Alan Chartock: Our insane gun culture

The point is that the gun does terrible things but is also representative of the inequality that exists in America.

“It’s not just opinions flying around the room”: The Berkshire Conversation Project considers gun violence

One local group of about a dozen people has started a conversation about guns by learning how not to interrupt each other.

POEM: Skipping with a rope in Pa

Soft whispers and the cure of moonlight/ Fade into what might have been/ A waking dream foretold perhaps/ Amongst popcorn and a silent movie

Who we are: Profile of a Berkshire non-voter

I am a white male. Things aren’t gonna change for me. I’m worried about everyone else … I’m not going to vote in November, because I’m not educated enough. I don’t pay attention that well. I don’t think my vote would be too valid.

CONNECTIONS: Bow Ties snarl; Big Tents fold

In a land far, far away, the two political parties skulked around the capital city calling each other names, playing dirty tricks, refraining from governing the nation in the name of party survival, and lying to the public about it. 

In My Back Yard

In my backyard, undiscriminating addiction is gutting our children, neighbors, families.

BCD joins national student walkout calling for strict gun controls, safer schools

Thousands of students nationwide are protesting the epidemic of school shootings. Gun violence in schools and the slaughter of school children has become a weekly affair. So far in 2018 there have been 20 school shootings, an average of 1.25 per week.

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."

For the Students (and All) Who March Against Gun Violence

A deadly silence has been living too long in the corridors of power.

LEONARD QUART: Marching with the young

My political anger towards those who hold power remains intact. But today on an NYC March I began to feel something has changed.

Ruminations of an Angry Knitter

Gunshot is now the third leading cause of death in American children.

Keep guns out of the hands of the unstable

In her letter to the editor Cathy Kogan writes: “Let us come together to honor all victims of gun violence in our country and their loved ones, and say ENOUGH!”

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.
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