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That was the first thing I thought when I heard this. So frustrating. Who do we complain to about this? On May 22nd they said it'd take a month. Now they say 6-8 more weeks. By my calculation, that's 5 months. If I told my boss I'd have something for him in a week, but didn't get it to him for 5 weeks, I'd probably be fired in the third week. Where's the accountability? ...(full comment)

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

What if one of these 'immigrants' stopped and let go by the police is a terrorist. Today ISIS tweeted they are in American cities and are going to kill us. Just think of the terrorists at the Boston Marathon if you don't think they could not be in N'ton. Here is the tweet from ISIS in case you haven't seen it yet. Mayor Narc should be held responsible if one the people he lets go later commits a crime. "CHICAGO (CBS) — An ominous post on Twitter, purportedly from somebody connected with Islamic State, shows a photo of the Old Republic Building, 307 N. Michigan Ave. and the White House. The text reads: #AmessagefromISIStoUS We are in your state We are in your cities We are in your streets You are our goals anywhere." ...(full comment)

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

Even if I don't agree with this, I have to remember that I live in a town that does. ...(full comment)

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

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

Excuse me, CathyEtheridge, do you know Sara Weinberger? Do you know that she used the services of a travel agent, stayed at a hotel (perhaps had you actually read her article, you would have seen the word "apartment"), bought clothes, has or has not visited Gaza or the West Bank or has provided must needed and appreciated support to many in her chosen profession? Perhaps the person you speak to in your rants is what you wish to believe an American Jew to be. Perhaps you are too angry and frightened to allow yourself to learn otherwise. Perhaps she works for justice while you jump in to assign blame. Before you next open your mouth, please open you eyes and your mind. ...(full comment)

Sara Weinberger: A visit to family home the Holocaust took away

Sort of amazing that they are just now finding more damage to this section of I-91. Deterioration like this suggests that this bridge, and others like it on I-91, need to be inspected on a more frequent basis - so that damaged sections don't require emergency repairs. Maintenance needs to be performed before this bridge deteriorates to a point that requires an "emergency repair." ...(full comment)

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

They couldn't find the damage the first time they looked at the bridge? ...(full comment)

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

Thank you for your kind thoughts. Lesléa ...(full comment)

Leslea Newman: One morning at 7:14 — a mother who knew her time to go