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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

Sara Weinberger, you wrote, " My extended family was murdered while so much of the world was silent, yet even in Poland, people like my mother’s Christian friend, Marisha, acted to help Jews". "I can only hope that Northampton will not remain silent in the face of any acts of public hatred towards anyone". Don't you see, Sara Weinberger, that there are people today who are acting to prevent murder and oppression. They are the ones protesting at synagogues. And today, you are the silent one. ...(full comment)

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

Snow predicted in Scotland tomorrow, August 20th. Must be from something the experts call global warming, I mean climate change, I mean climate disruption .... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2727734/Wet-cold-bank-holiday-way-forecasters-warn-two-weeks-bad-weather-ahead.html ...(full comment)

Study finds humans responsible for most of melting glaciers

The comments, as they appear online, do not show paragraph breaks. When I write them and submit them, I do put in paragraph breaks. I agree that they are more readable when I submit them with the paragraph breaks than they are as they appear online. My comments are always very well researched. ...(full comment)

Mary Kenny: Horrified that someone burned synagogue’s flag

ACCORDING TO NBC NEWS: Most of the weapons fired from Gaza are locally made “Qassam” rockets, named after the al-Qassam Brigades. These range from the 2-foot, 7-inch Qassam-1, which can travel no more than three miles, to the 8-foot Qassam-4 which can cover up to 10 miles. “It is not so complicated to build a crude rocket,” Inbar said. “You need metal parts, some kind of solid fuel which you can get from agricultural products, and then you need explosives – maybe by re-using old landmines.” He added: “These are not missiles, they are not guided. They are just rockets.” ...(full comment)

Mary Kenny: Horrified that someone burned synagogue’s flag

Say it, Matt -- you want the state to spend $150 million to build a new stadium! While tuition is still one of the highest in the country. While we're down 200 faculty from where we were 20 years ago, with five thousand fewer students. Yup -- what we really need, to show our "commitment" to football is a new stadium. ...(full comment)

Matt Vautour: New football building needs to be first step for UMass, not its final destination

National Suicide Prevention Hotline- 1-800-273- TALK (8255) Caller will be directed to local crisis center in your area anytime 24/7. ...(full comment)

Lessons of stigmas, stereotypes in Williams’ death

Too bad, that could have been a nice spot for a local business. ...(full comment)

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

A National Alliance on Mental Illness of Western MA FREE Family to Family Course will be offered starting September 6 from 9am-11:30 am on Saturdays.. pre-registration is required..space is limited. The course is for family caregivers and friends of individuals with a severe mental illness that discusses the clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches the knowledge and skills to cope more effectively. Please call 413-786-9139 to register to learn more visit www.namiwm.org ...(full comment)

Treating depression

"the error I included in my resume"? YOU LIED! Pure & simple. And you LIED to the State of Massachusetts you idiot! There should be criminal charges brought against people that LIE on a State Applications. You people are unbelievable! ...(full comment)

Exec director of company planning to open Northampton medical marijuana shop resigns over inaccurate resume

Appalling is that these people are allowed to enter the US unscreened. ...(full comment)

'It’s appalling people...are being denied attorneys' Bar group sending Northampton lawyer to New Mexico to help immigrant children