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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

It's very nice that the Lutheran Church supports the Survival Center and it's very nice that Rev. Steve Wilco took the time during Holy Week when he is especially busy, to write in support of the Survival Center bus stop. I would like to mention a proposed bus change that is in even more urgent need of attention. The proposal calls for the elimination of the #37 Amity shuttle bus and replacing it with a bus that will only run during daytime hours and only on weekdays. Even worse, the new bus, the proposed #33 bus will not service East Pleasant Street below Eastman Lane. That will leave two low income, elderly and disabled apartment complexes unserved. (Currently the campus shuttle, the #34 bus goes up East Pleasant Street, but only when UMass is in session). The people residing on East Pleasant Street are not as well organized as the Survival Center is, but they need our help just as much. Please call the PVTA at (413) 732-6248x242 to leave a comment up to 3 minutes long, or email comments@pvta.com. You might also want to write to Town Manager John Musante at Amherst Town Hall, 4 Boltwood Ave. Amherst, Ma 01002, or email townmanager@amherstma.gov. ...(full comment)

Steven Wilco: Urges PVTA to add Survival Center stop

EVERY YEAR, gary, this country loses 400 BILLION dollars to tax evasion by billionaires like the ones you claim to work for. Why don't you remember THAT the next time you are so quick to blame someone who spent their time doing their job and are collecting the benefits they bargained for instead of the ones who are robbing us blind? You wanna complain about pennies and nickels while the oligarchs in charge of the corporatocracy have stolen the entire store out from under your nose! ...(full comment)

Bruce Laurie: Confused by Supreme Court campaign contribution ruling

" If he keeps his taxes down, he helps his business and I don't have my job moved to Chindia." HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! OMG! That is the FUNNIEST bunch of b.s. I've read all week! Man, gary, you've swallowed the FOX propaganda hook, line, and sinker! ...(full comment)

Bruce Laurie: Confused by Supreme Court campaign contribution ruling

Great letter, thanks. ...(full comment)

John P. DiBartolo Jr.: Finding shades of grey in a recent school late-start study

Turn off the electronics and social media and go to bed. That's the rule in my house. The wifi router gets unplugged at 9 or 10. Cell phones have parental controls. Parents must use them. Parents must raise their kids. Parents must do their jobs. Be a parent. It takes a village to raise an idiot - you can see that whenever the state takes over parenting responsibilities. ...(full comment)

John P. DiBartolo Jr.: Finding shades of grey in a recent school late-start study

I have heard that James Franco has done a great work in his broadway show debut so I will see his show soon.I have also heard that people has appreciated his work so much that he will now also work in one of the a href="http://www.broadway.org/info/best-broadway-shows-for-kids/"best broadway shows for kidsa ...(full comment)

James Franco excited about Broadway debut

Thank you for pointing out what so many of us have been thinking. My kids aren't allowed to bring their electronics to bed. It's incredible how many kids do, and stay up late posting and chatting with friends. And also great points on the studies, and some of the data within. There are so many other more important issues our school committee and administrators need to focus on. ...(full comment)

John P. DiBartolo Jr.: Finding shades of grey in a recent school late-start study

So. The one question that was never asked: "Did you ever check to see if Reeva was lying in bed before you shot the gun?" Pistorius keeps claiming that he was SOOO worried about his safety and the safety of Reeva, yet he never once bothers to turn his head to check on her when he's CERTAIN there is an in truder. Hmmmmm.....Sounds fishy to me. ...(full comment)

Prosecutor accuses Oscar Pistorius at end of questioning

Very well said, and absolutely correct. Our generation is paying for the total neglect that has been the norm for local government and the DPW. New storm water run-off fee? A tax on homeowners to make up for decades of neglect. Demolishing the Roberts Reservoir dam? Same thing. An annual 9% increase in water and sewer bills, for seven years (meaning a 63% increase) because of deteriorating infrastructure? Northampton city government needs a complete overhaul - we cannot afford luxury items in our annual budget. How many taxpayers use the bike path? How many taxpayers drive on the horribly maintained roads? Anyone care to guess? ...(full comment)

Michael T. Ryan: Abject neglect of city’s infrastructure