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Encore! Billy Collins

Billy Collins is surely the most popular American poet since Robert Frost. We are pleased to offer an encore column of his wonderful work.

Elected officials and primary voters have supported Andrea Harrington for District Attorney

In her letter Ellen Croibier writes: "The people have spoken and multiple other Berkshire County officials have endorsed Andrea Harrington as the Democratic nominee for Berkshire County District Attorney."

Markey, Warren and Neal demand Charter restore Massachusetts channels

"Without these stations, Berkshire County residents lose access to Massachusetts-specific information that matters to them, including Boston sports and news from their state capital, which is not reported on by an Albany station in New York." U.S. Sen. Ed Markey, in a letter to Charter-Spectrum

BRTA funding threatened: Fare increases, route cuts are possibilities

Great Barrington Town Manager Jennifer Tabakin suggested better marketing targeted toward students and perhaps the many senior centers across the county. In addition, she wondered why the so-called CharlieCards, the BRTA's cashless payment system, were not available for purchase at places like supermarkets and pharmacies.

News Briefs: Pignatelli co-hosts electric vehicle briefing; Harrington endorses criminal justice reform bill

Legislators spoke not only to electric vehicle technology, but also to state policy and programs that support the transition to electric vehicles.

Berkshire rep added to key state transport panel; study on Pittsfield-to-New-York rail link chugging along

Reps. William 'Smitty' Pignatelli and John Barrett worked to lobby Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, who agreed to place a Berkshire County resident on the commission.
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