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Great invitation to community members. I now live in Florida and, so, cannot attend the games of my granchildren anymore. You made me realize that I should supportthe young people in my new community. It takes a village to raise a child! Thanks for bringing the obvious to light! ...(full comment)

Elizabeth Rockett Volkmann: Let yourself get bitten by the Northampton High soccer bug

Now where is my fly swatter? Adios, little twit. ...(full comment)

John Sheirer: Why we must stop the excesses of this liberal president!

So if you disagree with Obama you are a confederate racist? Typical liberal hatefull garbage. We hear this like a broken record. ...(full comment)

John Sheirer: Why we must stop the excesses of this liberal president!

I entirely agree with the opinion expressed in this article, but I would like to make one correction. Access to medical marijuana is not by "prescription." Doctors certify patients to use medical marijuana by writing a certification letter, which is a brief statement that the doctor believes that the possibility of benefit outweighs the possibility of harm for marijuana use to treat a debilitating condition. This is not a prescription. A prescription, which you take to the pharmacy, is written under a federal prescribing license, and federal law does not allow for marijuana use. There is a lot of confusion, even among medical people, about whether marijuana is prescribed. It is not prescribed. ...(full comment)

Editorial: Medical marijuana for students is hardly reefer madness

The blame does not lay with Amherst's emergency services; they have to respond to all calls. The blame lies with the irresponsible students and the ineffective rules and policy makers of the college. Simply put, there's needs to be zero tolerance of this behavior and full accountability. Instead, the residents will pay the price for the students ill behavior, while those who cause these serious exploits of bad behavior will get a slap in the hand, and do it all again. ...(full comment)

Man receives severe head injury in fall from bicycle near the University of Massachusetts in Amherst Saturday

So your here illegally, going about your life and supporting your family.. The thing is that in order to operate a vehicle you need to be legal and insured to do so. That is a serious violation. If one gets into an accident and caused injury or property damage without insurance, who will foot the bill ? Apply to become a citizen, get legal and then drive. If an illegal is stopped the police will allow them to have a legal operator respond instead of towing the vehicle as to not cause them more expense ? I certainly hope that there is a reasonable time frame attached to this part of the issue ... I also imagine that every (LEGAL CITIZEN) driver who is stopped by NPD and for some reason has to have their vehicle towed will expect the same courtesy as an illegal. Otherwise Northampton would be discriminating against citizens for not allowing a licensed operator to respond. I believe that most local PD's already "unofficially" follow that practice anyway, the key word being reasonable .. But what I read looked like a mandate if they are illegal ... I see that some of our Massachusetts politicians want to hand out drivers licenses to illegal immigrants, giving them a document that would allow them to drive and have a legal photo document that makes them appear to be legal. What criteria will there be for those who are illegal to get such a document ? Just give a name and get a license, a birth certificate that can't be verified ? To get a Massachusetts license there are several requirements that have to be met - are those going to be changed or waived for illegal applicants ? They will have to be. ...(full comment)

Northampton Mayor Narkewicz will sign executive order prohibiting police from turning over illegal immigrants

When will we lose a life because all of Amherst's Ambulances are busy chauffeuring drunks????? ...(full comment)

Man receives severe head injury in fall from bicycle near the University of Massachusetts in Amherst Saturday

She was also a huge Republican who couldn't stand the Obamas. Didn't she recenlty compare Michele to a transexual and she said Obama was gay? Maybe they put out a contract on her. http://blogs.wsj.com/peggynoonan/2014/09/05/joan-rivers-the-entertainer/ ...(full comment)

Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

good idea. He serves the honor!! ...(full comment)

Rich Szlosek: The Northampton ballplayer who went far: Stu Miller

I agree. He deserves the honor!! ...(full comment)

Rich Szlosek: The Northampton ballplayer who went far: Stu Miller

“I do not plan to comply with the rule on Friday,” said the recipient of the 'Parents Setting Good Examples For Their Children' Award. ...(full comment)

Unreasonable? Dogs banned from Amherst school grounds after students bitten; online petition seeks to overturn measure