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I WITNESS: Is the sky really falling?

Instead of running his mouth, which is his typical modus operandi, Donald Trump is golfing and enjoying the spectacle of the Democratic Party doing what it does best: freaking out and cannibalizing itself, with plenty of help from media pundits.

Andrea Harrington apparent winner in contentious Berkshire DA contest

Final results were not yet available but preliminary numbers indicated Harrington leading by a margin of almost 2-1.

Andrea Harrington wins District Attorney primary race in a squeaker

Harrington had 40 percent of the votes to Paul Cacciaviello's 37 and Judith Knight's 23, with more than 90 percent of precincts reporting, and only three small towns remaining.

‘Families Belong Together’ rally at Park Square in Pittsfield

When children’s needs for comfort and connection are not addressed, their confusion and desperation can lead to lasting emotional and social deterioration.

Berkshire summit plots transition to 100 percent renewable energy

The goal is for the state to make a commitment to achieve 100 percent renewable energy economy-wide by 2050.

Few grumblings at U.S. Rep. Richard Neal’s Berkshire town hall

Neal added, however, that even though great gains have been made in the field of renewable energy, "plentiful natural gas" should remain an option, in part because it "does less harm" to the environment.

Ratepayers shocked by proposed 27 percent electric rate hike

“During a time in which our regional economy is struggling to recover from decades of dramatic economic transition, this overall rate proposal is an unacceptable burden.” --- Jonathan Butler, president of 1Berkshire            

EDGECAST VIDEO: Elizabeth Warren: Your voice matters

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) delivered an electrifying address to a packed auditorium of 800 citizens at Berkshire Community College in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on July 8.

At Pittsfield Town Hall U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren tells voters: ‘These fights are for our lives’

“What they have is not healthcare; it’s a tax cut. Three out of four people in nursing homes rely on Medicaid, and what do the Republicans want to do, cut cut cut. They want to gut Medicaid because it’s the only way for them to produce tax cuts for the millionaires and billionaires.” -- U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, at Town Hall meeting, Berkshire Community College

EDGECAST VIDEO: Four Freedoms rally in Pittsfield

More than 2,000 people took part in the Four Freedoms rally and march on Saturday, January 7, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, to protest the ascendance of bigotry and hatred in the national political environment. Edgecast producer Ben Hillman shot this film of the event; it is narrated by Jim Frangione.

Thousands march for 4 Freedoms in Pittsfield, protesting ascendance of bigotry, hatred

“I am originally from Mexico, but I am not a rapist or a murderer or a thief. I am basically just a nice person. The American Dream can become the American Nightmare in times of intolerance when immigrants and naturalized citizens are made to feel afraid.” -- Eleanor Velez, Director of the Berkshire Community College Multicultural Center
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