239 years later, look what we have. Sad. ...(full comment)

Editorial: Reason to celebrate since 1776

Kinder Morgan's behavior has been deceptive, disingenuous and disrespectful on every occasion where they have promised their form letter language, stating "open and transparent". Saying that doesn't make it true: in fact it's an Orwellian propaganda tactic. If their investors could see what we have experienced its a wonder they ever got any business at all. Northfield shouldn't waste time: there are resources that will be far more informative. ...(full comment)

Northfield rejects meeting with Kinder Morgan prior to scoping session

I was there in spirit. Thank you all ...(full comment)

‘We still can’t find refuge’: Community supports S.C. church shooting victims with vigil

The pastor's evidence: 1 I don't know how this happened, therefore God. 2 I don't know how this happened, therefore God. 3 I don't know how this happened, therefore God. Perhaps you need to learn what the word 'evidence' means. Now to wait for the IDists to comment here and point out that the Pastor is not defending their claims but rather creationism. ID and creationism are completely different, don't you know? ...(full comment)

The case for intelligent design: Gill pastor sees faith supported by evidence

1) Intelligent design isn't *necessarily* creationism if, for example ET made us... so right off the bat you have proven that you don't *really* know what you are talking about... 2) The naturalist might also say that it appears as if we are *necessary* to the physical process... so we are *needed* into existence for this purpose... so again, you don't even know what all of the choices are, yet you feel like you are qualified to speculate.... ...(full comment)

The case for intelligent design: Gill pastor sees faith supported by evidence

Opiates continue to escalate. Wrecking lives and families. We must all, as a community, seek solutions to combat and treat this epidemic. ...(full comment)

Turners shooting victim out of hospital

"Many scientists have shifted toward the Intelligent Design explanation through modern discoveries within creation, than have shifted away." That's being dishonest. It's just not true. There is no serious biologist in the entire world who believes in magical creationism. Scientists are not science deniers. ...(full comment)

The case for intelligent design: Gill pastor sees faith supported by evidence

"Isn’t it interesting that the debate over intelligent design (creationism) and the theory of evolution (naturalism) continues 150 years after Darwin?" There is no debate. Biologists have accepted evolution as fact for more than a century. Today the evidence from DNA sequencing is many thousands of times more powerful than Darwin could have imagined possible. Evolution has become the strongest fact of science. The denial of evolution requires denial of the bedrock of two centuries of biology and geology. Magical intelligent design creationism is a childish religious fantasy, it is not scientific, and it's just plain wrong. It's ridiculous to throw out scientific facts like evolution and replace it with supernatural magic. This is the 21st century, not the Dark Ages. ...(full comment)

The case for intelligent design: Gill pastor sees faith supported by evidence

Even after overwhelming public attendance, outcry and testimony the DPU has denied intervenor status to landowers, municipalities, and our elected representatives. This is outrageous. ...(full comment)

Andrews/My Turn: Hear what western Mass. says

This announcement is a bit early (posted June 18th). The event is taking place on Friday, June 26th and Saturday, June 27th. See the Shelburne Falls Memorial Hall website for more details. ...(full comment)

Talk tonight on silver screens of Shelburne Falls

This newspaper can be so proud of its reporting. What a refreshing difference to downstate newspapers that offer very little in the way of real information. Glad to know there are newspapers that take journalism and reporting seriously. Thank you for your coverage. You are revered for this locally and really represent the concerns of the community. ...(full comment)

Letter: Your pipeline coverage

Thanks, Anita, for a terrific article! It's great to have such a responsive media outlet in town!! ...(full comment)

Silverthorne Theater: Summer run begins with a classic

I have to agree that we need to do better at co-existing with nature. And beavers in particular, since their dams store water, filter toxins, increase invertebrate communities, enhance fish population density and diversity, and feed everything that relies on it. I know it's the right thing to do, but I'd be happy if we started to understand coexistence as important for our own self interest. Heidi Perryman Worth A Dam ...(full comment)

Blasiak/My Turn: Live within nature