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Letter: Response to Bilal Ansari and DIRE
To the Editor: Good Morning, Bilal, I am now on a kinder, gentler computer that I hope will not whisk my responses into the black hole of cyberspace. I hope others will join in this conversation because I have been pretty much out of public life for a long time. In fact, I am an avowed hermit. My memory may need some
Letter: Residents Repudiate Neighborhood's Racially Restrictive Origins
To the Editor: Residents repudiate neighborhood's racially restrictive origins in a commitment to inclusion. In July of 2020, residents of the Williamstown neighborhood comprising Berkshire Drive, Colonial Avenue and Orchard Lane came together to address, in a united way, the racially restrictive covenant which was filed on the
@theMarket: Markets Feel the Heat
First, the good news: there is only one more week until the end of the month. The bad news, however, is that October may not treat investors any better than did September. As my swabbie friends would say, is it time to "batten down the hatches?"   Let me say I take no joy in being right. During the last few weeks of
'Peggy Sue Got Married': Life, on Second Thought
I wish that I were reviewing one of the half-dozen movies certain to be made when this pox upon our house is no more. But until that glorious return to normality has us resuming all the simple joys of life we take for granted, like going to the movies, I'll be retro-reviewing and thereby sharing with you the films that I've come to
Former Leaders of Soldiers' Home Charged with Negligence
BOSTON — The superintendent and medical director of the Holyoke Soldiers' Home are facing charges of neglect and bodily harm related to five veterans under their care during the COVID-19 pandemic.    Indictments were returned by a grand jury on Thursday against former Superintendent Bennet Walsh and medical director
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Baker: Education Commissioner's Letter 'Not Bullying'
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker and Education Commissioner Jeffrey C. Riley on Thursday pushed back against the charge that the state was pressuring school districts to return to in-person instruction despite local preferences.   Appearing with Baker at his regular press availability, Riley twice declined to say what enforcement
The Retired Investor: Back to the Future in America's kitchens
Whether it is recipes, groceries, home gardens, grilling, pots and pans or online cooking classes, Americans have rediscovered the kitchen, thanks to COVID-19. Where once an occasional meal at home, or a single-serve dish for the kid's lunch was sufficient, times have changed. Home cooking has become a bigger
Baker: Trump's Transfer of Power Answer 'Appalling and Outrageous'
BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker on Thursday called President Trump's comments on the possibility of peaceful transfer of power in January "appalling and outrageous."   Baker was given a chance at the end of his regular press availability to comment on Trump's Wednesday response to a question about what he would
Mount Greylock School Committee 'Ticket': No Intent To Be Divisive
Carolyn Greene is running to serve out the last two years of the term she was appointed to in May. She is running against Elisabeth Beck in the only race for Mount Greylock School Committee on Nov. 3. WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Read the platform of the Greylock Forward ticket for the Mount Greylock School Committee, and it is
Williamstown's Racial Equity Committee Discusses Core Principles
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Diversity, Inclusion and Racial Equity Committee on Monday discussed a statement of principles to guide the group's work as it seeks to work for justice in the college town of 7,700.   Among those principles: a recognition of the current injustice.   "We are beginning from the
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