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FILE - In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. While the new surveillance law stands as the most significant curb on the government's investigative authorities since 9/11, it's all but inconsequential in the universe of the National Security Agency's vast digital spying operations.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Area observers skeptical of new surveillance law

Sunday, June 7, 2015

With the recent passage of the USA Freedom Act last week, experts at local colleges said that while some of the new guidelines curbing government surveillance are a step in the right direction, the law may fall short of protecting civil liberties. President Barack Obama signed the USA Freedom Act into law last Tuesday night, almost two days after key …

Barney Frank brings lessons learned during 40-plus years in politics to Mount Holyoke College

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

SOUTH HADLEY — Former state and U.S. representative Barney Frank can name two reasons why he will not run for president in 2016. “I’m too old,” Frank, 75, told around 150 people in the Gamble Auditorium at Mount Holyoke College on Tuesday night. The other reason is more complicated. During his 40-plus-year career …

After delays in deportation trial, DREAMer Bryan Torres now a student at Amherst College

Friday, February 27, 2015

AMHERST — Bryan Torres was 12 when he made a three-week journey from El Salvador to Northampton. He cried nearly every day. He didn’t know if he would see his grandmother again — the woman who had raised him for 10 years — but he knew he had to push forward to reunite …