(S)ave (T)he (B)ees! ...(full comment)

Bee colony collapse subject of film Wednesday

You hit the nail on the head, whoooot. One of the important points that people forget is that when they post comments or "like" a public figure, band, or business, their opinions and posts become fair-game and get indexed in major search engines. ...(full comment)

‘Nothing you put on social media is private’

Good one! You'd get my vote John. ...(full comment)

Letter: Lyford wants to serve

For those interested in supporting the family during this loss ...(full comment)

Greenfield man arraigned on arson charges

Love the hat! Good luck to you in your new adventure. ...(full comment)

Mexican in Shelburne Falls? Olé!

I have been in many states over the past few years. I think the nickel should be raised to a dime or even a quarter. This should be done on all beverages(including wine and hard liquor) less than a gallon or a half gallon. When I was in Arkansas even the highways had no litter which was amazing. NJ and Ms. were filthy with litter and beverage containers. You do get the deposit back when you turn in the containers. When you make the cost prohibitive to toss it will keep the land cleaner. Think of it like the tax on smokes. ...(full comment)

Editorial: Slow going on expanded bottle bill

Please let the community know how we can help this family to get through this horrible tragedy. Where can we bring donations? Is there a church they belong to that could organize a drive? I know people will want to help!!! ...(full comment)

Son charged with arson

A professional, thorough investigation would determine cougar presence by at least three corroborating physical factors including tracks, scat, territorial scrapes, fur, DNA, kills and photographs (cougars, even in the lowest densities, are captured routinely on cell phone cameras, video, and remote wildlife cams - everywhere but East of the Michigan UP and north of Florida). Track cougars in winter conditions, and one can follow their prints for miles, where corroborating evidence like scat, scrapes, fur, den-sites, and kills emerge quickly along their route. In Winchester, a tempest has been brewed from the teapot of one set of poor, melted-out tracks, with no corroborating physical evidence - none - to support them. As Paul Beier, the first cougar biologist who studied cougars in the suburbs, in So Cal, where upwards of 95% of sightings in his study area - in cougar habitat - were determined to be misidentifications, has written, "Sightings are worthless as indicator of cougar presence, cougar numbers, or trends in cougar numbers…even people with extensive experience mistakenly identify other animals as cougars." A thorough journalist - as well as any responsible cougar researcher - would base a confirmation on corroborating physical evidence…the more, the better. ...(full comment)

On the Trail: Cougar leftovers

Congratulations to Ms. Loll on bringing to light a major problem in the art world. Something that has been traditionally kept "hush hush" is now being exposed in a scholarly manner. Science clearly now plays a major role in revealing forgeries and helping to discover previous unknown works of art. The only thing I see missing from this exhibit is the works of another noted forger named, David Stein. However, those paintings can be seen in many homes in Palm Beach and museums around the world. Going forward scientific evaluation is a must. ...(full comment)

Dark Arts

OK, so I'm out of it - I saw this headline and thought it was about transportation of potatoes. . . . . ...(full comment)

Tubers’ pick-up spot topic of discussion tonight

Wonder if this is related to the proposed gas transmission lines? ...(full comment)

Cox/My Turn: More questions than answers

750$million ...(full comment)

Is NE energy ruled by ‘backroom deal’?

Anyone noticing how this pipeline is slated to go nearly to the gas "import" terminals in Gloucester and Everett, MA? Articles in Gloucester news reports detail that "investors" are subsidizing these assets at a loss. MA taxpayers funded $750 for this. Our then governor was Mitt Romney when it was nearing completion. We have an upcoming candidate in Massachusetts whose prior work was with Goldman Sachs. Are we about to become the holding and shipping route for the Marcellus and Utica shales ? If so you'd better look carefully at the chemicals involved in hydraulic fracturing, aka "fracking", because this could form the subterannean network underlying Massachusetts while our nation's resources are drained off by investors. The .01% have taken enough from our nation, and are completely exempt from the Clean drinking water act. Senator Markey says New England would have the gas it needs if existing pipelines were fixed. He reports "lost gas" to the tune of at least a billion dollars worth. ...(full comment)

Is NE energy ruled by ‘backroom deal’?