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Pittsfield’s 1791 Baseball Bylaw (Digital Extra)

Several years ago a bylaw dating to 1791 was discovered in Pittsfield, banning the play of several games, including one called “base ball.” This is the earliest recorded mention of the game in the United States, so is Pittsfield the birthplace of Baseball as we know...

James Townsend

Freelance photographer James Townsend covered the inauguration of Joe Biden. He photographed and videoed the riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. “I’m here today to just witness history and take pictures of this moment… I was down here earlier this week and it was...

Debby Anthony

Debby Anthony, a descendant of Susan B. Anthony, Debby came to the inauguration in Washington, D.C. from just outside Seattle to honor her as well as the memory of her father, a veteran who was a Biden supporter. She wore his military dog tags. “No one person should...

No Name Offered

An unknown protestor (right, wearing black sunglasses) and companion hold signs in Washington, D.C. during the inauguration of President Joe Biden. “We could have a reckoning in this country, if we have truth and...

Roberto Marquez

Mexican artist Roberto Marquez. The flag he carries is 25 feet long and is missing its stars, which he says is a commentary on immigration policy in the United States. “It’s something similar to a flag, but it’s a work of art. If you notice, it doesn’t have any stars....

Blanca Mora

Blanca Mora is a Costa Rican journalist covering the inauguration for media back home. “Right now the eyes of the world [are on the] USA… whatever is happening here, we never saw it before. You can expect something like that in a third-world...

Karen Irwin

Karen Irwin, Protects the Black Lives Matter memorial fence at BLM Plaza, Washington, D.C. “As far as the administration, the future of the country – I think we’re so screwed. They’re walking in to an enormous mess. I don’t see how a change in the executive branch...

Smokey Sims

Smokey Sims, Protecting protestors at Black lives Matter plaza in Washington D.C. during the inauguration “I’m always an optimist and I’ve always got hope, and I hope that Joe Biden do us right this time, because before in the past he passed the criminal bill against...