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shouldn't matter if someone is an 'outsider' or not. It's called being fair.....and being human. again I say to her, lighten up! You can get your work done AND get along with your tenants. ...(full comment)

Home rules: Easthampton Housing Authority official, tenants at odds over American flags, flowers, barbecue grills

Thank you for highlighting this wonderful day! As of today we have more than 40 projects registered, including projects in Holyoke (Dinosaur Footprints) and Amherst (East Street Common). It's going to be fantastic - thanks to all the talented volunteers. ...(full comment)

Childs Park in Northampton to get $25,000 worth of free tree work Friday in honor of Arbor Day

A sound, and at 6-2, a strong majority opinion. This is not discriminatory. A states residents have the right to determine how they run their public institutions. The Supreme Court has backed state laws that allow affirmative action, and those that bar affirmative action. It's up to the citizens to determine. That's the way the Constitution works. ...(full comment)

Supreme Court OKs Michigan ban on affirmative action

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

This event is why the word "tolerance" is no longer needed here in Western Mass. We don't just tolerate our gay community, we embrace them, we love them. I am straight but I am a member of the gay community because they are a member of my community. We are all one, united. This is evolution. Let us be a role model for the rest of the world. ...(full comment)

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

Interesting analysis, organization should have structured procedures to monitor the effectiveness of internal controls. I work with McGladrey and there’s an article on our website about SOX Act that highlights the need for a newly re-focused evaluation of internal controls that readers of this article may find it useful @ “SOX Reset 2014” http://bit.ly/1g4aX8C ...(full comment)

Audit identifies problems with financial controls in Hatfield