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The “Dangerous” Democrat
Can gubernatorial hopeful Don Berwick win with the hot-button issues of single-payer healthcare and casinos?
Guest Column: Good News for Vermont
T here was more good news this month for Vermont, with unemployment numbers reaching a low of 4...
From Our Readers
Gannon’s House of Cards; Corrections
Familiarity Breeds Contempt
One candidate’s change of heart
In Good Conscience
AG candidate Maura Healey thinks Massachusetts should ditch its casino law.
Bay State Money for Bay State Races
Statehouse candidates consider pledges to ban or limit out-of-state donations.
News Briefs
Break That Lock, Save That Dog; UMass Wants to Test Your Tick; North Hadley: An Ecological Gem Whose Time Has Come?
Going Public
Hilltown families fight to keep their local school
News Briefs
Displaced Students Envision a New, Green School; McCutcheon Changed Mass. Campaign Finance Rules; Coalition Lobbies for Homeless Individuals; Sanders and Progressive Suitors
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By the Numbers; Roaring ‘20s Night to Help Food Bank; Jobs, Justice, Songs, Stories
The Fight for Lake Warner
Residents rally to fix the dam that gives North Hadley a heritage of natural beauty.
From Our Readers
Rules to Grow By; Old-Fashioned Teacher; Boston Marathon Bombing: A Pack of Lies
Duplicating Paradise Copies...
…and improving it
CD Shorts: Dukes County Love Affair
High Sky (independent)   Phil DaRosa used to play with Valley band Bathtub Mary. These...
UMass Proud
Behind the scenes at Derrick Gordon’s coming-out party
Guest Column: Don’t Dictate Language
T he Ukrainian conflict has highlighted the instability of nations in which languages and cultures...
Between the Lines: Runners First
The Boston Marathon and its community endure.
Guest Column: Schools Don’t Need The Web
D wight Eisenhower warned the country in 1959 that reckless defense spending would create a “military-industrial...
Between the Lines: Capitalism and Suicide
Inequality—or awareness of inequality—kills.
CD Shorts: Lux Deluxe
It’s A Girl (Spirithouse) Lux Deluxe used to be known primarily for their unusual combination...
Between the Lines: Springtimes
Here they come.
News Briefs
Fisher Fights to Get on GOP Gubernatorial Ballot; Narcan to the Rescue; Health Report Reveals Troubling Stats in Hampden County; Pay Day Comes Late for Women Workers; and more
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What’s a “GMO,” Anyway?; Enter the Dragon Boats; By the Numbers; Worth Quoting
From Our Readers
Black and White Call the Kettle Gray; Blogger’s a Bozo; Military Power Deters Adversaries
The Wonderful World of F.L. Olmsted
A new, locally produced documentary on F.L. Olmsted is a charming introduction to the democratic visionary and genius of landscape architecture.
Captive Market
New rules lower the cost of phone calls to and from prison inmates.
Guest Column: A Living Wage Helps Everyone
A s a housing attorney in a legal aid program, I have represented many low-wage workers on the...
Sanders for President?
Progressives call on Sanders to run for president as a Democrat
From Our Readers
Blarney Blowout Underscores Bad Policing; Improve Forest Management, Don’t Stop It;
Springtimes Arts Preview
Kicking off the season with The Bearded Lady, Bella’s Bartok and a princess or two
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Of the People, By the People, For the People; Science for People, Not for Politics, Not for Profit;
News Briefs
Nuke Workers Didn’t Wait for Bomb Squad; Nuke Workers Didn’t Wait for Bomb Squad; Reining In the NSA;Opposition Grows to Fossil Fuel Infrastructure
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Water, Water, Everywhere; For Brutal Winter, No Silver Lining; Worth Quoting
From Our Readers
Who’s Delusional, Gannon?; Save the Quabbin
News Briefs
After Eight Years, GMO Labeling Bill Makes Headway; The Sweet Life, Vegan-Style; Schools Struggle to Meet State Funding Requirements; Student Athletes Sue the NCAA
For the Record
Amherst blogger Larry Kelley sets his sights on a new online media outlet.
Guest Column: Talking About Sex With Kids
W hether they have a television or not, I encourage parents to discuss fact versus fiction in the...
Between the Lines: Sarno Defies Fenton
Springfield’s mayor names a new top cop.
Public Higher Ed: The Last Man Standing
Evan Dobelle and Richard Freeland continue to follow their drummers.
Blarney Blowout
A week before St. Patrick’s Day, UMass students went over the top—and so did the media.
Guest Column: Just Say No to Bail Jails
I n Massachusetts, more than 5,000 women and men are jailed pretrial because they can’t...
Between the Lines: Not So Clear Cut
Who knows what’s best for our forests?
News Briefs
To Sell a Tiffany; Be Skeptical of Logging Claims;Be Skeptical of Logging Claims;Candidates Step Up for Latest Open Statehouse Seat; Students to Stop and Shop: Label GMO Foods
From Our Readers
What Has Noho Done for Springfield?; No Certificate for Entergy; Euphorics for Seeger; Logging
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Documentary Exposes Buried Death Camp; By the Numbers; Worth Quoting
Northampton vs Casino
A casino in Northampton could cause a “downward spiral” in the city’s economy.
From Our Readers
Conspiracies and Actual Conspiracies; Feeding Friends, Saving Neighbors; Vegetarians Vs. Meateaters
Guest Column
P overty is again on the political agenda in America. And one of the most persistent myths surrounding...
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The “Dangerous” Democrat
Can gubernatorial hopeful Don Berwick win with the hot-button issues of single-payer healthcare and casinos?
News Briefs
Sky Buzz; Break That Lock, Save That Dog; UMass Wants to Test Your Tick; North Hadley: An Ecological Gem Whose Time Has Come?
Bay State Money for Bay State Races
Statehouse candidates consider pledges to ban or limit out-of-state donations.
In Good Conscience
AG candidate Maura Healey thinks Massachusetts should ditch its casino law.
Between the Lines: Familiarity Breeds Contempt
One candidate’s change of heart
From Our Readers
Gannon’s House of Cards; Corrections
Guest Column: Good News for Vermont
News Briefs
Displaced Students Envision a New, Green School; McCutcheon Changed Mass. Campaign Finance Rules; Coalition Lobbies for Homeless Individuals; Sanders and Progressive Suitors