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I am frustrated as well... that we are, once again, resorting to outnumbering one another rather than listening to each sides' concerns and working together to solve problems. Polarization is easy; true democracy (forging equitable partnerships) is hard. Which do we want for our children? ...(full comment)

Editorial: Casino vote challenge: sticking to the facts

Quit whining folks. Do you want the bridge fixed properly or not? If the damage is more extensive than originally thought, that's just how repairs often are, especially when maintenance has been deferred. ...(full comment)

I-91 repair needs another two months Additional deterioration found on bridge over Route 5

I am so frustrated that my tax dollars are paying for this to be on the ballot again that I will certainly be voting in favor of the casinos. I already thought about it and evaluated it last time around, and now I'm sick of hearing about it. Our state needs jobs and revenue! ...(full comment)

Editorial: Casino vote challenge: sticking to the facts

Please, Bush spent his entire presidency on the ranch and golf course. Funny how the conservatives weren't complaining about that. Obama takes a short summer vacation and suddenly they are all foaming at the mouth over it. ...(full comment)

Executed journalist James Foley remembered by former UMass colleagues for warmth. compassion

It would have been a nice spot for a local business, but try to keep in mind: 1. Prior tenant was a local business that couldn't make it there. 2. Franchisee wasn't given exclusive first dibs on leasing the property--a potential local business had an equal opportunity to set up shop 3. Though Subway itself is an international franchise, it is owned and operated by local franchisees. I wish this guy the best of luck, but have a hard time believing it won't take away from the operators of the Subway on King Street. ...(full comment)

Florence Subway franchise owner Matthew Baca to open new restaurant in downtown Northampton

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lannetta’s double in 9th lifts Angels over Bosox

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lannetta’s double in 9th lifts Angels over Bosox

I applaud Rosa for her courage. Rather than pontificate from a keyboard, she went into the thick of it to see for herself and I have no doubt that her experience was as frightening as she describes. I was serving in the military in 1968 at the time of the Chicago demonstrations and later was in college during the Kent State killings. I remember these and other events very well, so I would just point out that the police brutality Rosa describes was by no means unprecedented, as the article suggests. But as for the Amherst issue, I don't feel qualified to express an informed opinion. As a white male who does not reside in Amherst, it would be pretty stupid of me to comment. ...(full comment)

‘Stop moving or we’ll shoot’ Rosa Clemente of Amherst describes her first night in Ferguson, Missouri

Gag me a spoon. Ferguson in Amherst. LMAO. Shhhh, hear that flapping, that's your credibility flying out the window. ...(full comment)

‘Stop moving or we’ll shoot’ Rosa Clemente of Amherst describes her first night in Ferguson, Missouri

So in other words Obama wants to give high tech companies the ability to bring in hundreds of thousands of lower paid technology workers from the 3rd world who will work for less money so they can displace American workers making more money. Talk about a war on workers and the 1%. Thank you Mr. President. ...(full comment)

Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

Nice article, Ken. Hope I can get to the show next week. ...(full comment)

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Who knew? Johnny Memphis has a band

I would have gone with the possessive form of the plural noun: "Amherst Schools' Leaders" rather than "Amherst schools leaders". But that's just me. ...(full comment)

Amherst schools leaders say they are determined to ease racial tensions this school year

There has been no work done on this project since the DOT set up their giant jenga game almost 3 MONTHS AGO. If the problem is this severe, why is the road open at all? The ramp does not need any repairs so the damage must be to the bridge. Why is it safe for vehicles to drive over this section? ...(full comment)

I-91 repair needs another two months Additional deterioration found on bridge over Route 5