Byline: By THE EDITORIAL BOARD

Calls to boost state spending for public schools are coming from everywhere — including the governor’s office and the Legislature.That’s the good...

The phrase “smoke alarms save lives” has been repeated so often that it’s easy to file in the “tell-us-something-we-don’t-know” category and move...

In the past year, even the new U.S. health and human services secretary, Alex M. Azar II, has supported wider access to medication-assisted...

Editorial: Northampton’s ammo fiasco

1/23/19

Like any city, Northampton is always trying to find ways to save money and keep down costs for taxpayers, whether it’s health care, school supplies...

The region’s legislators have our backs when it comes to state funding for public schools, whether for small, cash-strapped rural towns or public...

It’s easy to judge the past through the lens of the present, but even 45 years ago, when Mary E. Numbers published her book about the first hundred...

Airbnb and other short-term rental sites like VRBO and HomeAway are popular in the Pioneer Valley, but so far, since all private owners have had to...

Can’t we just move the Statue of Liberty to the southern border? Perhaps that symbol of welcome to our “nation of immigrants” would lead to more...

Activists have been fighting for years to create policy that will guarantee that the legal minimum wage is one that will support the workers who...

For decades, before they were shuttered, the nuclear power plants in Rowe and in Vernon, Vt., were closely and constantly overseen by inspectors of...

Editorial: A wish list for 2019

12/31/18

Did 2018 seem long to you? It started with a Women’s March redux and ended with a government shutdown. Along the way, former state Sen. Stan...

Editorial: A wall is not immigration reform

12/31/18

The Great Wall of China, more than 13,000 miles long across northern China, was originally conceived in the third century B.C. to keep out invaders...

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