$17 Million dollars on a "transportation center" and we need to spend another million before people can actually board a train.. Sounds like JWO is the worlds most expensive and poorly designed bus turn around. ...(full comment)
I wonder if the town would consider connecting the two bike paths through this property, ie, the TF Canal bikepath, which ends right there on Deerfield St., to the path that leads to the Greenfield swimming area. ...(full comment)
This is one of the most beautiful stories I have read in a long time. Congratulations to Clarence and Rosie and Thank you to Bill and Laura Gordon for their efforts and understanding. They recognized a need, saw value in how they were comforted and share this with others. Thank you. ...(full comment)
What a fantastic idea - great for a dog park and green space and skate park! We need more places for the community to enjoy this beautiful area and be outside! So many dog families and we need a dog park to add to the quality of life here! ...(full comment)
You can find out more information about the Lippitt Morgan at:
There you can find a lot of educational material on these historical Morgans. ...(full comment)
Perhaps some more research on your part would make this an infinitely more interesting quip. The term "Lippitt" is historically significant, and the truest bloodline to the original Justin Morgan horse "Figure." It is so much more than "just" a family or bloodline as you would infer. ...(full comment)
Over the last 100 years, there have been numerous major government and private commissions around the world that have studied the drug laws and made recommendations for changes. They all reached remarkably similar conclusions, no matter who did them, or when, or where, or why.
They all agreed that the marijuana laws were based on ignorance and nonsense and do more harm than good. They all said that the current approach is fundamentally wrong and should be changed immediately.
You don't have to take my word for this. Google "Major Studies of Drugs and Drug Policy" and read all of them yourself.
This isn't hard. If we can make workable rules for alcohol and tobacco, which kill 500,000 people per year, then those same rules should work for the much smaller problem of marijuana. ...(full comment)
This is backwards. Public opinion is already way ahead of the law, there is no "softening" necessary.
Decriminalization and medical marijuana both passed with strong majorities.
And Massachusetts does have a much tougher Medical marijuana laws than California, as we will see as it plays out in the next year.
Nationally, we will see the impact of Colorado and Washington, and voters will have plenty of time to judge legalization there before a binding ballot initiative is likely in 2016.
Once again, the public will see that the sky doesn't fall, and marijuana prohibition is a strange accident of history. The time has come to end it.
As Northampton Attorney Richard Evans says: "The idea of a dispensary in their community is offensive to people who have been listening to the government propaganda for 50 years."
http://www.mymassachusettsdefenselawyer.com/marijuana-laws-expert-predicts-more-legalization-feds-out-of-marijuana-by-2017/ ...(full comment)
I'm Mary MacInnes, PVTA Administrator and I would like to offer a comment concerning Linda Dunlavy's remarks in a letter referenced in the article concerning FRTA/PVTA coordination. Unfortunately Linda is not up to date as coordination of FRTA and PVTA routes is a task in the Scope of Work for PVTA's Comprehensive Service Analysis Study. ...(full comment)