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Louis Triggs: Trump dismantling progress in developing world
04-02-2017 11:12 PM

Trump dismantling progress in developing world Singlehandedly, Trump is dismantling the progress made in the developing world.As hunger escalates in Nigeria, South Sudan and Somalia, the lives of millions of Africans hang in the balance; one man,...

Northampton Police Department welcomes new officers, confers awards
04-02-2017 9:21 PM


NORTHAMPTON — The previous 48 hours were fraught, with a heroin overdose, a bald eagle rescue and a man with a gun. These events, Northampton Police Chief Jody Kasper said during opening remarks at a police department ceremony, exemplify the different...

Constituents sit down with Rep. Kocot, urge support for end-of-life options bill
04-02-2017 9:16 PM


NORTHAMPTON — Area constituents came together recently in a sit-down meeting with Rep. Peter Kocot to urge the lawmaker to support proposed legislation enabling terminally ill patients to be prescribed medication that would accelerate their already...

Flood death toll in Colombia tops 200
04-02-2017 8:25 PM


MOCOA, Colombia — Townspeople desperately searched their ruined homes and the local hospital for loved ones Sunday after a torrent of water, mud and debris swept through a city in southern Colombia, causing more than 200 deaths, many of them children,...

Red Fire Farm to run store, bakery
04-02-2017 3:04 PM


MONTAGUE CENTER — A new farm store and bakery is growing where a bar once stood.Red Fire Farm is readying its latest venture — Red Fire North: A Farm Store and Bakery on Route 63 — on the site of the former Montague Inn.The new venture is seen as an...

UMass football assistant Dave Wissman savors Western Mass homecoming
04-02-2017 2:59 PM


It’s 39 minutes, door to door, from Dave Wissman’s home in Guilford, Vermont, to McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Amherst. Since taking a coaching job with the UMass football team earlier this month however, Wissman could just as easily float back and forth...

Confusion surrounds implementation of recreational marijuana law
04-01-2017 12:55 AM

By Mina Corpuz

BOSTON — Conflicting proposals from state lawmakers to implement the recreational marijuana law voters passed last fall has left Massachusetts cities and towns struggling to cope with confusion, and calls into question whether the regulated industry...

Columnist Bill Newman: Constitution reading inspiring, disheartening
03-31-2017 7:41 PM


The Preamble begins, “We the People.” The evening of March 26, a large group gathered at the Haymarket Café in Northampton to read the United States Constitution and its amendments. The thought was, we talk about the Constitution a lot but we actually...

Donte Clark considering declaring for NBA draft without signing with an agent; Zach Lewis, Zach Coleman transferring
03-31-2017 6:28 PM


The day after new UMass coach Matt McCall’s introductory press conference, Zach Lewis and Zach Coleman are both transferring, while Donte Clark is reportedly leaning toward declaring for the NBA draft.According to multiple sources close to UMass,...

Potatoes and herbs enhance one another no matter how you pair them
03-31-2017 3:26 PM

By Arthi Subramaniam

Potatoes never go out of style, and nor do herbs. So when they are combined, you get au courant yet down-to-earth balancing flavors. Whether the potatoes are baked, roasted, stuffed, fried, boiled and buttered, and mashed or smashed, herbs...

New $180,000 robot system helping Northampton Fire Department dispatchers do their job
03-31-2017 3:12 PM

By Dusty Christensen

NORTHAMPTON — Journalists and the occasional enthusiast spend lots of time listening to emergency dispatch scanners, the static voices on the radio providing a window onto the work a city’s emergency services do day and night. So it may only have come...

Vautour: UMass puts Pat Kelsey affair in the rearview mirror
03-31-2017 12:48 AM


Slight variations of the same joke seemed to carom around the Champions Center Thursday like an electron.“Would the coach show up this time?” “Will there actually be a press conference?” The ghost of last week’s canceled press conference was still...

Hundreds of EHS students walk out to protest racist incidents; student fight prompts school, police probe
03-31-2017 12:28 AM


EASTHAMPTON — Hundreds of Easthampton High School students staged a walkout Thursday morning in response to what one organizer called the school’s indifference to addressing racism — and less than 24 hours after a fight involving students in the high...

Editorial: ‘Deal-maker’ Trump fails as president
03-29-2017 10:33 PM

As Donald Trump wraps up his first 10 weeks in the White House, it is clear that the braggadocio he employed as “the closer” in negotiating real estate deals does not play well as president.The other two branches of government dealt Trump humiliating...

Columnist Gloria DiFulvio: Americans have ability to effect change
03-29-2017 10:33 PM


In Aesop’s fable, “The Boy who Cried Wolf,” a shepherd boy repeatedly tricks villagers into believing a wolf is attacking their sheep. Alarmed, villagers run to the boy’s aid only to find he had made up the story.Everyone wants to believe the boy...

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 Louis Triggs: Must seek shared sense of nationhood
03-26-2017 10:07 PM

Must seek shared sense of nationhood The recent international shift to populism of the right is motivated by a dangerous, outmoded kind of nationalism that must be replaced with newfound reassurance and all-inclusive faith in a global progressive...

Marc Silver: Big not better, and may be worse
03-26-2017 10:06 PM

Big not better, and may be worse Friday’s illogical editorial (“Support Amherst school plan”) extols the “mega-mania” that periodically grips Amherst, as the town too frequently confuses size with quality. Two of our grandchildren attend a beaten-up,...

Merriam Ansara: Shame on US for its own meddling
03-26-2017 10:06 PM

Shame on US for its own meddling What’s extraordinary is not just our pain but our surprise to think that the Russians meddled in our elections. After all, we are known to have meddled in the elections of Chile in the 1970s, in those of Iran in the...

Stephen Hartwell: Derek Kellogg had desire to coach at UMass
03-26-2017 10:05 PM

Kellogg had desire to coach at UMass No matter who UMass ends up hiring to coach its men’s basketball team (“Kelsey backs out, coach search resumes,” March 24), there is one thing Derek Kellogg had that they will not: a true desire to actually coach...

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