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Between the Lines: Positively Jordi Herold
In a new memoir, the founder of Northampton’s Iron Horse talks about his 25-year run.
Scene Here: Recreational Rioting
In Ferguson, protesters rise up over allegations of police brutality and the ravages of American racism....
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Diemand Farm: Finest Kind R egarding your piece on the Diemand farm last week (“Farming...
More Than A Coal Job
A veteran of the Mount Tom energy plant begins again.
Between the Lines: Riding the Brand
Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker are more afraid to lose than inspired to win.
Better Later?
More joining the ranks in favor of a later start time for high schools
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Trees for the Future   R egarding your coverage of Palmer Renewable Energy’s plan...
Scene Here: The Kitchen Garden Farm
It’s one of those days that only happens in the fall—clouds tumble over each other, the...
Between the Lines: Practically Organic
Does the organic farming movement make perfect the enemy of good?
Outside the Cage
How solid is the case for organic and cage-free egg production?
In Satoshi We Trust?
There’s a new kind of money. It’s in the air, its electrical impulses flowing from your...
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Thanks for Sharing A sincere thanks to all those who took the trouble to screw the cap tightly...
Between the Lines: Double Time
A rash of road projects made driving in Northampton a costly ordeal.
The Burning Question
Neighbors of a proposed wood-burning plant in Springfield cry foul air
Profiles in Survival
Young business owners in retail-rich Northampton get along by getting along.
Flight Fight
The FAA’s evolving drone policy is sure to induce outrage.
A Climate Change?
Participants hope last month’s People’s Climate March brings once-disparate activists together in common purpose.
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Take a Number; Making McGuirk Accessible; Casino Deceptions; a correction
CD Shorts: Bo Anders Persson
Love Is Here To Stay (Subliminal Sounds)   In recent years, a treasure trove of previously...
Nightcrawler: Soul Brothers
Local promoter brings the Brazilian metalmeisters of Soulfly to Max Cap; Chickenyard hatches sophomore studio product.
Song and Dance
Japanese scholar and performer Yuko Eguchi visits the Valley this week to illustrate the arts of the...
Meeting Halfway
Criticized for mishandling last spring’s Blarney Blowout, Amherst police and UMass officials took a different approach to last weekend’s Halfway to Blarney festivities.
An Exclusive Homecoming
Multi-million-dollar renovations at UMass’ McGuirk Stadium don’t include ADA compliance.
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Coakley Malaise?; Money Talks; Of Animals, Allergies and Asthma
Between the Lines: Textbook Case of Math Disabili
Is it me or this stupid book?
Are You Ready?
CVS’ new “Let’s Quit Together” campaign gets mixed reviews on Valley streets.
Between the Lines: Martha Coakley Remade
The Democrats’ choice for governor still needs to find her star power.
Berwick-Stricken
Don Berwick may have lost to Martha Coakley in the Democratic primary, but not without winning hearts and minds in Western Mass.
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Casinos Need Problem Gamblers; A Better World with Ryan
Sounds of Convenience and Comfort
Even in the region’s rural places, we’re never far from civilization.
Thanks, Anonymous
A private UMass donation sends us on a fruitless quest.
Between the Lines: The Birth of Ajax Montoya
Debut novelist Joe Gannon brings his memorable detective to life.
UCash
UMass works to turn academic research into useful products—and profit.
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Gun License Mathematics; The Gun Tribe; Torturers Go Unpunished
Not Just for Laughs
Robin Williams and the mask of humor
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Gun Control Compromise; Hated Gun Owners; Casino Fallacies
Anaphylactic Sticker Shock
In the case of the EpiPen, the industry’s usual excuses for exorbitant pricing don’t apply.
Between the Lines: A Gun Owner’s Resentment
Why make it expensive and difficult for law-abiding residents to possess firearms?
Sorry, Nixon
If the impeachment of our 37th president showed that the system works, what does Obama’s continued political survival say about it?
Between the Lines: Bad Times for A Good Teacher
Still mourning the death of Phoebe Prince, Debra Caldieri is now fighting for her own life.
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Baker: More of the Same; Props to Rohmann; Props to Rohmann
From Snowden to the Pentagon Papers
Can student interest in civics be rekindled?
Between the Lines: Deval’s Capital Management
He can rehab his office, but what about his legacy?
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Casino Opposition “Selfish”; Cut Foreign Aid, Not Our Military
Under the Microscope
Did ex-WSU president Evan Dobelle use university resources to support an identity as well as a lifestyle?
The Zipcar Is Here
Car sharing takes hold in the Valley.
Fighting for the Dunbar Center
Will this beloved institution in Springfield’s Mason Square survive?
A Republican to the Rescue?
Charlie Baker isn’t exactly an outsider, but in a one-party state, he sure looks like one.
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Speaking Up for Caldieri H aving multiple sclerosis myself, I feel outraged by the treatment...
Between the Lines: The Belchertown of the Future
A solar village at the former Belchertown State School: it may be change long overdue.
Like A Cannonball
Northampton poet Mike Young’s new book, Sprezzatura, lands with a splash
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Casino Won’t Bring Back Vital, Diverse City; Still Time to Reject Casinos?
Immigrant Children in Chicopee?
Immigration has a very young face these days. We may be seeing that face at Westover.
More Than A Free Lunch
Summer meals program serves up nutrition, but many children don’t take advantage
The Pipeline Revolt
Massachusetts residents take to the roads to protest the Kinder Morgan gas line.
From Our Readers
Casinos: A Many-Sided Issue; Pipeline Clarification
Stagestruck: Expecting the Unexpected
The adventurous theater of Ko Fest
Between the Lines: A New Day for Chicopee?
Mayor Richard Kos and the City Council are getting along. But how long will that last?
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Help Blue Water Navy Vets; Stop Demonizing Pot; Pot Lobby Gives Pols a Pass
Armory for the Future
Reimagining one of Springfield’s historic treasures
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Scene Here: Recreational Rioting
Better Later?
More joining the ranks in favor of a later start time for high schools
More Than A Coal Job
A veteran of the Mount Tom energy plant begins again.
Between the Lines: Riding the Brand
Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker are more afraid to lose than inspired to win.
From Our Readers
Outside the Cage
How solid is the case for organic and cage-free egg production?
In Satoshi We Trust?
Between the Lines: Practically Organic
Does the organic farming movement make perfect the enemy of good?