OLLIE and AIER to bring political and economic clarity into our contentious times

A day of thought-provoking insights and discussions with noted experts in local, national and international issues. Featured speakers include Adam Segal, Ph.D., Senior Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations; Polina Vlasenko, Ph.D., Senior Research Fellow at AIER, and State Representative William “Smitty” Pignatelli, the dean of Berkshire County’s state legislative delegation.

Gov. Charlie Baker vandalizes the arts to save pennies

Charlie Baker’s cuts to the arts puts Massachusetts in league with states such as Nebraska and South Dakota in per capita support for arts and culture. The proposed cut of $7.7 million was included in a larger set of $256 million in vetoes out of a $39 BILLION budget. It seems these days the Republicans hate the arts more than ever.