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Rosenberg says he is against state mascot ban
06-07-2017 10:18 PM

BOSTON — Senate President Stanley Rosenberg on Tuesday staked out a position against a statewide ban on Native American mascots, saying the issue should be decided at the local level.“It’s really about local standards,” Rosenberg said during a WGBH...

Editorial: Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker takes right step in joining climate alliance
06-07-2017 8:40 PM

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker took the right action in swiftly joining an alliance of political, academic and business leaders pledging to move the nation toward meeting the commitments made as part of the Paris Climate Agreement.The day after...

Appeals court deals blow to Trump administration travel ban
05-25-2017 3:28 PM


 WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court dealt another blow to President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries on Thursday, siding with groups that say the policy illegally targets Muslims.The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of...

Editorial: Commencement theme a call to service
05-23-2017 11:49 AM

A sense of urgency reflecting the nation’s political climate fuels a call to service delivered by college commencement speakers here this month.Graduates of the local private colleges and University of Massachusetts Amherst were urged to engage in...

Editorial: Government needs more women
05-19-2017 9:07 PM

Massachusetts, regarded as a bastion of progressive thinking, has never elected a woman governor.Yes, Lt. Gov. Jane Swift filled that seat from April 2001 through 2002 when Republican Gov. Paul Cellucci left to become ambassador to China before his...

Columnist Andrea Ayvazian: How Trump has made America great again
05-19-2017 9:04 PM


Although it has become cliché, it is also true: Donald Trump has made America great again.We are great in our resistance, great in our inventive placard-making, great in our love for democracy, great in our ability to differentiate between lies and...

Columnist Deena Rubin: Protect health of pregnant women and their babies 
05-18-2017 6:42 PM


I was pregnant and gave birth to my daughter, Ayala, in Cambridge, England. This was my first introduction to universal health care.I began my pregnancy by going to the gynecologist, getting ultrasounds and having blood and urine tests. As the...

Roger Ailes, media guru and political strategist, dies at 77
05-18-2017 10:05 AM


NEW YORK — Roger Ailes, the communication maestro who transformed TV news by creating Fox News Channel only to be ousted from his media empire at the height of his reign for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, according to his wife, Elizabeth...

Editorial: Moral vacuum in presidency
05-17-2017 6:08 PM

Bad enough that President Donald Trump is inflicting his intemperance, narcissism and lack of compassion on the nation that elected him its leader. But it’s now becoming clear that Trump’s disregard for the rules of American justice and international...

Columnist Sara Weinberger: Congressman Neal should be more accessible
05-14-2017 10:34 PM


I moved from Northampton to Easthampton nearly three years ago.Although I was reluctant to leave the city that I had called “home” for 30 years, Easthampton, or as I fondly call it, “The New Brooklyn,” is a great place to settle. The bike path, less...

Columnist Joe Gannon: E pluribus unum the right slogan for the right time
05-12-2017 8:21 PM


Where does hope come from at this time when the world is lurching ever rightward? What can unite us enough to pull in the opposite direction when the old ideologies are gone?The French may have slowed that lurch toward right-wing populism in last...

Columnist Fanny Rothschild: Urgency for mothers to live ‘out front’
05-10-2017 6:53 PM


When do we stop sitting in our homes or offices, activate our protector natures, and take to the streets?When I lived in Argentina for six months in 1996, I volunteered with the Madres de Plaza de Mayo, a group of mothers who had begun to march 20...

Editorial: House GOP reckless on health care
05-08-2017 8:39 PM

Former president Barack Obama spoke about courage Sunday night in Boston when he accepted the 2017 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.“I hope that current members of Congress recognize that it takes little courage to aid those who are already...

Columnist John Sheirer: Critical thinking cure for fake news
05-07-2017 9:58 PM


Donald Trump and his supporters are currently the leading purveyors of “alternative facts” and “fake news,” but they didn’t invent these phenomena. They simply took advantage of a political climate that discouraged critical thinking and promoted...

Columnist Bill Newman: Political, moral fight joined over health care
05-05-2017 8:09 PM


People with pre-existing conditions fear that they “are going to die because of a vote we might be taking.”Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Florida) said that earlier this week. He added, “(A) lot of people … call my office … daily who are extremely angry … because...

Marijuana, term limits, debt exclusion among items on docket for Hatfield TM
04-28-2017 11:01 PM


HATFIELD — What to do about recreational marijuana, Select Board term limits, a debt exclusion question and the town’s $12 million budget blueprint will all be on the agenda for the upcoming annual Town Meeting.Hatfield’s Town Meeting is at 7 p.m. on...

Editorial: President Donald Trump’s first 100 days galvanizes opposition 
04-28-2017 7:36 PM

On Jan. 21, President Donald Trump’s first full day in office, an estimated 500,000 people rallied in the streets of Washington, D.C., against the new administration.Thousands more are expected in the capital this Saturday — the 100th day of Trump’s...

Columnist Clare Higgins: Looking  beyond the first 100 days
04-28-2017 7:33 PM


Saturday is President Trump’s 100th day in office.Trump promised a long list of achievements – from repealing the Affordable Care Act to withdrawing from NAFTA to proposing an infrastructure plan. Mexico certainly will not be paying for the “big,...

Election, other signs plucked from yards along state highway
04-27-2017 5:46 PM


DEERFIELD — At a Massachusetts Department of Transportation depot in Deerfield, there’s a corner behind the heavy machinery and garages dedicated to signs plucked from the side of state roads.The signs advertise open houses, garage sales and political...

Group pedaling from Northampton to Washington for People’s Climate March
04-20-2017 10:43 PM


NORTHAMPTON — When scientists talk dire impacts of climate change in say 2050, or 2100, the far-away dates can be hard to put into perspective. For Peter Ives, the problem does not seem so distant. He thinks of his 2-year-old granddaughter Ila. “I...

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