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U.S. needs a no-first strike nuke policy

Enclosed is an op-ed on no first use of nuclear weapons by Paul Fleisher, a retired public school educator who currently serves on the staff of the Richmond Peace Education Center. In January, Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Representative Ted Lieu of California - both Democrats - introduced

TIMES UNION - 2017-10-17 18:00:17

Candidates sound off about their priorities, visions for the Bethlehem Highway Department

BETHLEHEM - It's a three-way race for town Highway Superintendent this November, after Brent Meredith declined to run for re-election and an insurgent Democrat legally maneuvered to exclude the party's endorsed candidate from its own ballot line, leaving him to run on just the Working Families Party

SPOTLIGHTNEWS.COM - 2017-10-18 11:42:32

Police identify suspect in deadly Pittsfield shooting

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Police are searching for a 36-year-old man suspected of opening fire on a parked car in Massachusetts and killing a 22-year-old woman inside. The Berkshire Eagle reports that a 19-year-old occupant of the parked car shot at Gary Linen while he was walking in Pittsfield on Oc

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-10-17 18:13:39

Pittsfield man charged with 2016 killing of Springfield resident James Dominguez III

PITTSFIELD - A 31-year-old Pittsfield man has been charged with murder in connection with the 2016 shooting death in Pittsfield of James Dominguez III of Springfield, according to the office of District Attorney David Capeless. James Cromartie entered an innocent plea at his arraignment Tuesday morn

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-10-17 16:58:35

Pittsfield police identify suspected shooter in Asiyanna Jones homicide

PITTSFIELD -- Police have obtained an arrest warrant for a city man they believe fatally shot 22-year-old Asiyanna Jones the night of Oct. 2, the Berkshire Eagle reported. Police allege in court documents, the Eagle reported, that Gary Linen, known on the streets as "G-Black," came under fire from J

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-10-18 00:13:22

Wednesday last chance to register to vote in Pittsfield city election

PITTSFIELD - Wednesday is the last day to register to vote in advance of the city election on Nov. 7. The city clerk's office will be open late, until 8 p.m., on Wednesday to accommodate those looking to register by the deadline. Residents will be asked to select their city councilors, a new city

BERKSHIRE EAGLE - 2017-10-17 22:45:27

Rensselaer makes bid for new Amazon HQ

RENSSELAER, NY (WRGB)--Location and accessibility is what could drive Amazon's second headquarters to the Capital Region, according to Rensselaer Mayor Daniel Dwyer. "We've got the site - that's directly across the way from the Capital of the State of New York. And it's a perfect site right on the r

WRGB - 2017-10-17 17:08:43

City of Rensselaer submitting bid for new Amazon headquarters

This Sept. 6, 2012, file photo, shows the Amazon logo in Santa Monica, Calif. Amazon's cloud-computing service Amazon Web Services experienced problems in its eastern U.S. region, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, causing widespread problems for thousands of websites and apps. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File) RE

NEWS10 ABC - 2017-10-17 15:58:26

Upper Hudson Valley Man Killed In 1-Car Crash

An upper Hudson Valley man lost his life when his car hit a pole, drove down a hill and flipped over twice. On Sunday around 6:20 p.m., authorities responded to a one car accident on Route 9J, just north of Day Road in the Town of Stockport. Deputies from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office found 4


Ruth Bass: Sometimes, boys should be boys and girls should be girls

RICHMOND - As the Boy Scouts decide to recruit girls, let's remember that Girl Scouts have long been more inclusive and less judgmental about membership. The Boy Scouts - until 2013 - were adamant that homosexuality was incompatible with Scout Law and that gay youth would not be joining in "On my h


845 Life: Marist professor distills her life lessons into new book

She sits on the deck sipping coffee as the afternoon sun filters through the leaves. "Honestly, I made good money as a bartender," says Helen Rothberg, Ph.D. "I actually took a pay cut when I first became a college professor back in 1986." Today, Rothberg is a professor at the School of Management a


Sheriffs investigate fatal crash in Stockport

STOCKPORT -- One man is dead after a crash early Sunday evening in Stockport. Columbia County Sheriff David P. Bartlett reports that deputies were dispatched at about 6:22 p.m. to a one-vehicle crash on State Route 9J, just north of Day Road. Investigation found that a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado opera


Stagestruck: A Light, a Lake and a Lady

Lynnette R. Freeman and Quentin Mare In last week's column I covered a fistful of shows playing in the Valley, and now it's the Berkshires' turn. Three quite varied fall productions are now running on western stages. In Pittsfield, Patrick Hamilton's 1938 psychothriller Gaslight is at Barrington Sta

VALLEYADVOCATE.COM - 2017-10-16 19:08:18

Review: A talky thriller at Barrington Stage

Lengthy loquacity has taken over Barrington Stage Company this month. Its fall production is "Gaslight," a 1938 psychological melodrama by British playwright Patrick Hamilton. Although long known in this country as "Angel Street," the play is being presented under its original title, which was also

TIMES UNION - 2017-10-16 18:20:10

Cumberland Farms on 9W getting facelift

BETHLEHEM - The Cumberland Farms at 68 Route 9W in Glenmont near the Albany city line is losing Dunkin' Donuts as a tenant and will be renovating both inside and outside the store. The changes will include taking out the drive-thru window and drive-thru lane at the convenience store, according to do

TIMES UNION - 2017-10-16 16:03:55

RPI launches $1 billion campaign for scholarships, campus improvement

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute announced Monday it recently launched a $1 billion capital campaign to raise money for student scholarships, faculty support and campus improvements. The funding will be used to help close the gap between student need and available financial aid, invest in endowed fa

TIMES UNION - 2017-10-16 16:16:20

Letter: Find ways to counter art sales polarization

I have lived and worked in Pittsfield for over 20 years and have taken my children and grandchildren to the Berkshire Museum. We have enjoyed the unique combination of art masterpieces, natural history and science. I have been trying to understand how the museum director and board could think it wa


Pittsfield driver sentenced to 3 to 7 years for drunk driving crash that killed pedestrian

PITTSFIELD - A 24-year-old Pittsfield man pleaded guilty in Berkshire Superior Court on Monday to a December drunken driving crash that resulted in the death of a 74-year-old pedestrian. Devyn R. Banister admitted to charges of motor vehicle homicide while under the influence of alcohol and operatin

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-10-16 21:57:02

Pittsfield man arrested in alleged connection to Asiyanna Jones shooting

PITTSFIELD -- Pittsfield police have arrested a city man they allege initiated the shootout that killed Asiyanna Jones, the Berkshire Eagle reported Monday. Josaiah T. Bynum, 19, known as "Jolo," was arrested during a traffic stop on South Street just after 5 p.m. on Sunday. Jones, 22, was found w

MASSLIVE.COM - 2017-10-16 23:50:12

Letter: Museum Rockwell loved is sacrificing its future

I was a member of that first board that transformed the Corner House in Stockbridge into a center for exhibitions and activities of interest to the community. The others were Rosamond Sherwood, Patricia Deely, Norma Ogden and Molly Rockwell, who together had purchased the building to save it from de