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Between the Lines: They Must Think We’re Stupid
Why you can’t trust Comcast and Verizon to keep the Internet free
The Wooden Spoon
Every day between 7 and 9 a.m., the self-proclaimed “Outlook Farm gang” gathers. ...
Scene Here: Outlook Farm Gang
Every day between 7 and 9 a.m., the self-proclaimed “Outlook Farm gang” ?gathers. Mismatching...
Guest Column: Forget Ferguson
I moved to the Pioneer Valley eight months ago, so I still get asked, “Where are you from?”...
Between The Lines: Back Where I Came From
There’s no place like home
From Farm to Freezer
Liquid nitrogen expands market for local farmers
Windy and Goliath
For one fired Walmart employee, the fight for workers’ rights has gotten personal
Sexual Harassment: Part of the Job?
Exploitation in the food service industry
Between the Line: Where’s Wellness?
Healthy is harder than it looks
SceneHere: Signs of Ferguson
A s media members from The Republican , the Daily Hampshire Gazette , ABC 40 Springfield, and CBS...
Traffic and Crime
Communities surrounding Springfield get hundreds of thousands of dollars to offset MGM impact
From Our Readers
Moving to make way for MGM? Don’t forget about Holyoke V ery interesting article...
Peter Kassig’s Death: Revenge Is Not the Answer
O n Sunday, Nov. 16, the U.S. confirmed that Islamic State fighters had beheaded Abdul-Rahman (or...
Not So Simple
Comparing medical procedure prices is supposed to be easy under a new law — it isn’t
Wellness: Stay Well, Alternatively
Weathering Cold and Flu Season
Between the Lines: Why I Hunt
Ruminations on deer season
A Wintry Queue
If the parents were planets, the kids were mad moons, orbiting and careening as excitement rattled...
@work: Gear Up
Going into the backcountry with seasoned ski bum Chip Smith at East Longmeadow’s Competitive Edge
But Will They Come?
While many local ski resorts struggle, Berkshire East expands
Raising Stakes
Springfield’s South End businesses relocate to make way for MGM
Guest Column: GamerGate
GamerGate attacks women, not poor ethics in gaming journalism
One Stop Bar Hop
Tunnel Bar, Platform, The Deck and The Blue Goose unite to form Northampton’s newest hot spot
Scene Here: Miniature Moments
T he bookstore is full of tiny books on tiny shelves, with titles inked finely onto covers and spines....
Bittersweet Seasoning
The annual performance of Sandglass Theater’s signature work is more than a tradition. Autumn...
@work: The Jack of All Trades
Northampton freelancer Andrew Bombard juggles a world of jobs
Thanks, Pioneer Valley
Amanda Drane, reporter   Thank you, Mimmo’s in Northampton, for offering colossal,...
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
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,...
From Our Readers
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.
From Our Readers
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.
From Our Readers
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....
From Our Readers
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
From Our Readers
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...
From Our Readers
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.
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Between The Lines: Back Where I Came From
There’s no place like home
From Farm to Freezer
Liquid nitrogen expands market for local farmers
Guest Column: Forget Ferguson
Scene Here: Outlook Farm Gang
The Wooden Spoon
From Our Readers
Traffic and Crime
Communities surrounding Springfield get hundreds of thousands of dollars to offset MGM impact
SceneHere: Signs of Ferguson