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McGovern, Neal talk Washington, Trump and the Democratic Party in wide-ranging interviews with Gazette
04-16-2017 4:32 PM


NORTHAMPTON — With various appointments by President Donald Trump still not made and continued reversals and flip flops in the administration’s objectives, a sense of chaos and drama exists in the nation’s capital that Massachusetts congressmen...

Editorial: End unclear to President Trump’s Syrian script
04-12-2017 9:15 PM

President Donald Trump’s decision to retaliate against Syria for a chemical weapons attack on its own citizens and to condemn Russia’s support for the repressive regime of Bashar al-Assad has left heads spinning and people trying to decide among at...

Hadley: Keegan over Mieczkowski in Tuesday’s Select Board election
04-11-2017 9:26 PM


HADLEY — Incumbent Molly Keegan will retain her spot on the Select Board for another three years after fending off a challenge by former board member John Mieczkowski Sr. in Tuesday’s annual town election.According to preliminary tallies, Keegan took...

Spot on Hadley Select Board up for grabs at Tuesday’s election
04-10-2017 10:06 PM


HADLEY — Voters will decide one contested race Tuesday when they head to the polls for the annual town election.Select Board Chairwoman Molly Keegan faces former Selectman John Mieczkowski Sr. in Tuesday’s contest. Polls will be open from 9 a.m. to 8...

Editorial: Campaign targets money in elections 
04-10-2017 8:02 PM

There’s a faint glimmer of hope this spring for people who feel alienated from our national government by the influence of millions of dollars in political donations from corporations and billionaires, and from gerrymandering that has helped polarize...

Crowd of 75 farmers and lawmakers talk immigration policy
04-09-2017 6:45 PM


HADLEY — In western Massachusetts, much of the labor that keeps local farms afloat is done by immigrant workers. But many who make up that labor force are living in fear of U.S. immigration policy, farm owners say, especially after the election of...

Columnist Joe Gannon: Must defeat America’s dystopian experiment
04-07-2017 7:53 PM


Captain Chaos and Bomb Chucker Bannon continue to offer such a dizzyingly daily cornucopia of new outrages and foot-in-mouth gaffes that you could be forgiven for not being able to look away from your screen.But I found myself recently trying to look...

Senate approves Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch
04-07-2017 12:25 PM


 WASHINGTON —  The Senate confirmed Neil Gorsuch to become the newest associate justice on the Supreme Court Friday, elevating Donald Trump's nominee following a corrosive partisan confrontation that could have lasting impacts for the Senate and the...

Columnist Jeff Napolitano: Undocumented residents not the problem
04-06-2017 8:17 PM


Jay Fleitman’s column in the April 4 Daily Hampshire Gazette (“Sanctuary city advocates protect criminals”) is as close to journalistic negligence as I imagine one can get.Let’s start with his ubiquitous use of the term “illegal immigrant,” which the...

Editorial: Questions about ties to Russia need clear answers
04-05-2017 9:39 PM

Who would have predicted that America would spend much of President Trump’s first 100 days, the traditional honeymoon phase of a presidency, wondering just what his tax returns and government probes of Russia’s interference in our elections might say...

Three to vie for open seat on Hatfield Select Board
04-05-2017 12:16 AM


HATFIELD — Candidate filing for the May 16 election at Town Meeting is closed, and while there are several uncontested races, there will be competition for some of the town’s highest-profile positions.Selectman Marcus Boyle resigned from his post on...

Columnist Cheryl Zoll: Family planning network at risk
04-04-2017 9:07 PM


Congressional lawmakers in Washington may have backed off their drive to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but they are certain to consider other harmful policy changes and funding cuts that could limit women’s access to reproductive health care and the...

Columnist Jay Fleitman: Sanctuary city advocates protect criminals
04-03-2017 8:40 PM


Synonyms of sanctuary: refuge, haven, retreat, safe place, protection, asylum, shelter, hiding place, immunity from pursuers.San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, New York, and our own Northampton and Amherst, liberal communities all, have...

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...

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...

Editorial: Trump news keeps getting weirder
03-24-2017 12:53 PM

Two-thirds of the way through President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office, the news just keeps getting weirder and — for those who cherish the rule of law and reason — more disturbing.FBI Director James B. Comey told congressional...

Top Senate Dem opposes Supreme Court pick, vows filibuster
03-23-2017 1:10 PM


WASHINGTON — The top Senate Democrat said Thursday he will oppose President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee and lead a filibuster of the choice, setting up a politically charged showdown with Republicans with far-reaching implications for future...

Columnist Don Robinson: Experiencing a political revolution
03-22-2017 9:06 PM


There have been two great presidents in American history: Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We can learn a lot from studying how they became great presidents.First, they were preceded by a parade of nonentities, men who staggered blindly...

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