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This is an exciting project and a very workable idea. ...(full comment)

Four young farmers start Stone Soup Farm Co-op, on front of worker-owned farm trend

The Carriage Shops always had a funky (in a good way), hometown feel, and I liked supporting several of the businesses there. This change feels like one I can also support (as opposed to the Retreat, or Retreat-like, party animal housing downtown). But it seems that a deal this large could build in some costs for both buyer and seller, funding the moves and renovation for the very small businesses that will be seriously burdened. That would be a win/win that would make Archipelago and Jerald Gates real local heroes. ...(full comment)

Amherst Music House joins other businesses leaving Carriage Shops with building’s sale pending

There is something wonderful about going into a physical store where the owner is on the premises and has full knowledge of what he is selling. The breadth of Steve's knowledge is not replaceable--not by the ease of shopping on the Internet and especially not by the silence of it. ...(full comment)

Amherst Music House joins other businesses leaving Carriage Shops with building’s sale pending

Where is the recovery? That is the real problem. We want to see the economy grow for everybody. ...(full comment)

Student volunteers focus attention on wage inequality issues for women during Arts Night Out in Northampton

What an amazing story. What a strong and loving heart Marty Nathan must have. She remained focused on the light even through an experience of extreme adversity. It is unfortunate that some people, possibly like the previous commenter, seem to have to struggle all their lives against the dark and angry demons that they were brought up with. ...(full comment)

Local doctor says man accused of gunning down three in Kansas Sunday conspired in death of her husband in 1979 'Greensboro Massacre'

WE NEED YOU to come to Hadley Town Meeting @7:00pm May 1 to vote yes! If we don’t get the support we need then it’s all over for North Hadley Pond. Your vote makes the difference. Only your vote can save Lake Warner. ...(full comment)

Editorial: North Hadley dam repair plan best bet for community

I agree. Attend the meeting, or live with the consequences. Can you prove the weather was bad enough to cancel the meeting? If so, do it. ...(full comment)

Robin Morris: ‘Mountaintop removal’ underway beside Puffer’s Pond in Amherst

Sorry, Robin, but you and your upset neighbors should have read the legal notice and gone to the meeting. That's why the applicant had to spend money and send you all letters. ...(full comment)

Robin Morris: ‘Mountaintop removal’ underway beside Puffer’s Pond in Amherst

Pathfinder, you're right. For so many years that word was a standard term for something positive in reference to this issue and I think I wrote it with that in mind. But the bar has been raised. Society, and especially people at that rally are embracing and celebrating diversity. I should have picked a better word. ...(full comment)

More than 1,000 support gay community at UMass rally, countering five from Westboro Baptist Church

What would be really great would be for the city of Nton to give the Round House to the LGBT community for a gay/sexual minorities museum/education center. We don't need any more skating rinks, canoe ramps, organic playgrounds or bike paths. Lets honor the gay history of Nton. Stand up Mayor Nark and be counted on the right side of this issue. ...(full comment)

More than 1,000 support gay community at UMass rally, countering five from Westboro Baptist Church

Thank you for an actual intelligent response .Very unlike some of the guilt trips letters people have been writing, saying I wrote things I never did. Thanks for actually reading what I wrote and the best to you and your parents. ...(full comment)

Stephanie Pick: Aging parents letter shows lack of understanding

Now we aren't being quite truthful are we. The Anti-klan rally was really a march by the Communist Workers Party and the group was looking for trouble. I in no way support or condone the tragedy but lets not sugar coat it. You can learn more by reading the report from the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission. ...(full comment)

Local doctor says man accused of gunning down three in Kansas Sunday conspired in death of her husband in 1979 'Greensboro Massacre'

Fascinating article! Looking forward to seeing the results of the outdoors canvas! It's a wonderful opportunity for an artist to express themselves in a different process. ...(full comment)

Don’t blink: Artists have seconds to explain their work at ArtSalon in South Deerfield