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Unsung Eats: Valhalla, Adams — mythic taste, priced for mere mortals

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Here at Unsung Eats we usually have to search out the rare gems for great food at a good value but in this particular case the eatery found us.  We kept hearing, “Hey, have you tried Valhalla yet?” and when the Greylock Glass ran its Greylock Nation’s Greatest: 2019 readers poll, it was Valhalla Eatery

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Unsung Eats: Desperados
North Adams — fresh Tex-Mex for the frugal

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The rise in popularity of Tex-Mex restaurants in the U.S. is of no surprise when you consider the increasing cultural and culinary diversity of Americans and America itself.

When we consider what makes for a good comfort food, Americanized Mexican food (known as Tex-Mex) can hold its head high with its shredded meats and melted cheeses,

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Unsung Eats: Berkshire Palate
Williamstown—Little Bun, Chicken & Waffle

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Unsung Eats is all about finding great food for a great value all over North county, and today we find ourselves in picturesque Williamstown at a cool little eatery called Berkshire Palate. 

Berkshire Palate is located in the Colonial Plaza on Route 2 where there is plenty of parking.

Once inside, I sat down in the

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Seeing our way clear to sustainability

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It could be said that we will not have peace on Earth until peace becomes more profitable than war, but applying this same principle to the choice between fossil fuels and clean, renewable energy is a no-brainer. The benefits of the transition to clean energy are not only numerous but quite profitable.

Fossil fuels, like coal,

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The Green New Deal

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Caring about our future and doing something about it are two different things. While both are noble enough pursuits, only one of them will yield fruit.  There has been a lot of talk in the news these days about something called the Green New Deal, and it encompasses both caring about our future and taking

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To lead in word and deed

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 Before we hear the president address our great nation tonight with his State of the Union speech, let’s review what it is that makes someone a good leader.

James KennedyJames Kennedy is a local artist and former businessman. He enjoys fine art, cooking and music. His own artworks are on view and available for purchase at

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A clear and present (actual) national emergency

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I have no problem with the president declaring a national emergency, under The National Emergencies Act of 1976, when it is absolutely necessary to do so. We have ignored one particular dire threat to our country’s safety, security, and the well-being of our future for far too long.

James KennedyJames Kennedy is a local artist and

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For want of a nail…
Opportunity in America’s infrastructure

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How solid is a home that is sitting on a crumbling foundation? What other parts of this home are being stressed by having a weak infrastructure? Well, America IS our home and when we think about creating American jobs, we are literally standing on the solution.

James Kennedy

James Kennedy is a local artist and former businessman.

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JOBS

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Having moved to North Adams in the summer of 2018, I asked one of the locals in the know what he thought was one of the most important issues facing our small city. He replied, “Jobs.”

James KennedyJames Kennedy is a local artist and former businessman. He enjoys fine art, cooking and music. His own artworks

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