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Between the Lines: Style is the Governor
Charlie Baker keeps it nice and simple
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Military flights!; Election 2016 ... on Super Bowl Sunday
Between the Lines: Positively Jordi Herold
In a new memoir, the founder of Northampton’s Iron Horse talks about his 25-year run.
Trans, Queer, Poly… and Married
I n 2001, Justin Cascio was living with his dominatrix girlfriend in Brooklyn when he met Kevin Collins,...
I’m Poly — Now What?
F inding someone who is single and interesting is challenging enough. Throw in the poly requirement...
Dishes, Dinner, & Sex
The well-organized home life of a polyamorous Springfield family
Women on Top
T he first line in Ranjit Bolt’s adaptation of Aristophanes’ Lysistrata is “Where...
Scene Here: In Transit
O utside the John W. Olver Transit Center in Greenfield, a bus has arrived and is emanating a sound...
Between the Lines: Springfield, Baby!
What lies beyond the casino doors
Scene Here: Where the Good Cars Go
A bandoned cars sit sprawled out in a patch of woods in Pelham. Windshields smashed in, windows missing,...
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Boycott the Casino Massachusetts has been a leader in the past. The Bay State was a close second...
Million Dollar Man
UMass basketball coach Derek Kellogg is now the highest paid state employee
Driving distracted: What it costs
Think you can handle multitasking on the road? Don't be so sure.
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Unfair to Keene State I n response to Jeffery Good’s article about the riots at Keene State...
My Tom Menino
Remembering Boston’s great and humble mayor
The Blight Fight
Do hundreds of “quality of life” citations from Springfield Police add up to real change?
A Cup of Tomorrow’s Coffee
W alk into Northampton Coffee these days, and you’re greeted by a weird sight. Beside the expected...
Sidewalk Stories
A day in the life of downtown Northampton
OutRAGEous
Party promoters lure out-of-towners to Keene and UMass—and the trouble isn’t far behind.
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Yes Means No to Casinos Y ou’ve probably seen the ads funded by out-of-state casino money...
You Can Repeal the Deal
Question 3 gives voters the last word on casinos.
Orange is the new Green
Just west of Rytuba Pumpkin Farm on Bay Road in Hadley, neon orange construction signs offer a festive...
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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Scene Here: In Transit
Women on Top
Dishes, Dinner, & Sex
The well-organized home life of a polyamorous Springfield family
I’m Poly — Now What?
Trans, Queer, Poly… and Married
Between the Lines: Style is the Governor
Charlie Baker keeps it nice and simple
From Our Readers
Military flights!; Election 2016 ... on Super Bowl Sunday
Driving distracted: What it costs
Think you can handle multitasking on the road? Don't be so sure.