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if it only 600,000. to keep children safter for 20plus years, keep the sidewalk on one side all the way, or maybe speed bumps at the two crossing points to slow speeding cars useing pine st. for a short cut,plus walk on the side walk at state st. to no. amherst, can not walk it for over grow weeds and cars parking on side walk.[rental-houses]! ...(full comment)

Pine Street in Amherst will have sidewalk on both sides to avoid expense of moving utility poles

"The rear end of the car was crumpled into the backseat." Sounds like they got hit hard from behind, which would suggest the involvement of a second vehicle. ...(full comment)

Charges likely in Amherst accident that injures two as car nearly strikes house

I would be too! Surplus is OK,for Highway &Agriculture.& Hilltown . Fire & Police need State of the art,w/training of that Equipment,by the manufactuerer.Surplus is what it is ,Unkown to the user,unless formerly millitarly familiar. I do Agree w/Chief Bruce&Russ about there doubts. I have in the past supported both depts, and ther programs , ...(full comment)

Area police officials lukewarm about surplus military gear programs flagged for review by president

Probably the same probability that someone would bomb the Boston Marathon or fly planes into the WTC. Since there are about 6 billion impoverished people in the world lets have open borders and let all and any who can fly or walk to this country in. Haven't you ever heard of legal immigration? Stop making it comfortable for those people to come here illegally. Its wrong that the mayor is making N'ton a sanctuary city. You certainly cannot deny that drug gangs are coming in over the border and crimanl elements. Just look at whats going on in Mexico. The coutnry is a basket case. ...(full comment)

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

gary, that's highly unlikely. I've tutored immigrants who take English courses in Northampton, and they're wonderful people who happen to have had the misfortune of being born in impoverished countries, the luck and fortitude to come to the US to find work and help their families, and the great good fortune to work with caring people in our community who welcome them, teach them English, take care of their medical problems, etc. The great "terrorist threat" is something that corporate-owned media uses to divide groups of people and keep us all living in fear. As the business of corporations is to exploit resources all over the world, it's in their interest to keep people from seeing each other as human beings. ...(full comment)

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

Very proud of our community and of Mayor Narkewicz for taking this stand. Immigrants are far more likely to be the victims of crime than the perpetrators of crime, and everyone should be able to feel safe coming to the police. Thank you to Just Communities, Iglesia Quechua Bautista Nueva Vida, and First Churches! ...(full comment)

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

I am frustrated as well... that we are, once again, resorting to outnumbering one another rather than listening to each sides' concerns and working together to solve problems. Polarization is easy; true democracy (forging equitable partnerships) is hard. Which do we want for our children? ...(full comment)

Editorial: Casino vote challenge: sticking to the facts

Quit whining folks. Do you want the bridge fixed properly or not? If the damage is more extensive than originally thought, that's just how repairs often are, especially when maintenance has been deferred. ...(full comment)

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

I am so frustrated that my tax dollars are paying for this to be on the ballot again that I will certainly be voting in favor of the casinos. I already thought about it and evaluated it last time around, and now I'm sick of hearing about it. Our state needs jobs and revenue! ...(full comment)

Editorial: Casino vote challenge: sticking to the facts

Great story. ...(full comment)

First Person: Groundhog Day

I have been unable to print a copy of this for my file - most of it is printed over something entirely different. A Grandmother ...(full comment)

Art People: Chloe Feldman Emison | pen-and-ink artist

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