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Although this proposal may have saved medicaid millions in dollars, it will largely affect seniors who wants to maintain their quality of life and independence by aging in place. And although MA ranked second among states for the lowest incidence of obesity in America’s Health Rankings, they have the most numerous cases of cancer in terms of age bracket based on long-term care information at http://www.longtermcareprimer.com/state/ma/, this budget cut will therefore affect individuals with chronic illness who wished to be cared at home. It may have helped the government but the public, particularly the seniors will surely suffer from this cuts. ...(full comment)

Area elders face cuts

I don't know if you know about our Coalition to improve public transportation and support additional funding to FRTA. Our meetings are in Turners falls and right off the bus line, shouldn't be to hard for folks to get to. One of the things we would like to see is Saturday Bus's. Please come or a least join our face book Group.Thanks Folks https://www.facebook.com/groups/TransportationJusticeWM/ Transportation Justice for Franklin County Mass ...(full comment)

FRTA bus fares free for Black Friday

OUCH !!! ...(full comment)

Letter: Missed, made my points

so there's enough fuel but we in MA can't access it? if more pipeline means averting future crisis we should all be in favor. ...(full comment)

New lobbying group to run ads for gas pipeline

Well said and well written. Thanks for sharing this! Sincerely, Daniel A. Brown Taos, NM ...(full comment)

Letter: What’s possible

I would also like to see a space there that could be rented out for parties, functions, weddings, etc. That would nicely complement the new hotel above Wilson's, and out-of-town guests could also utilize the new train station nearby. There are not a lot of large venues for this purpose in the area, especially that are situated in a downtown, transit-oriented setting. ...(full comment)

What will be next act for the bank?

Dylan's got my vote! I think it's definitely time for some fresh ideas and a change in our state! ...(full comment)

Korpita: State government needs to be more proactive

Excellent, letter, Mr. Korpita. You have my vote for all the reasons outlined above! ...(full comment)

Letter: Asking for your vote

Awesome...our street is falling apart, our sidewalk could kill someone with the cracks and disrepair, but this town is gonna spend up to $400,000 for a few kids to use skateboards! Where are the priorities in this town? ...(full comment)

Grant comes through for Unity Skate Park, Greenfield dog park, Northfield recreation

A replica is not the same... Even with pieces of the original set in cement nearby in a pocket park. It is sad watching the Commonwealth scrap the last such civil engineering feats. Like Lowell's Textile Memorial Bridge, recently lost. More should be saved than Boston's Longfellow Bridge and the Northern Avenue Bridge. Western and Central Massachusetts deserves heritage structures too... ...(full comment)

Schell Bridge ‘summit’ set for Thursday

www.lightthenight.org/ma Scroll to bottom of page and you will find our JENNA STRONG walk on Nov 2nd ...(full comment)

“Light the Night” walk in Bernardston to fight blood cancer

Wow, thank you so much. This is such a wonderful program. Had so much fun. Can't wait until next one. ...(full comment)

No shortage of words at Greenfield annual Word Festival

Threats of legal action from the very deep, inexhaustible resources of a master LIMITED LIABILITY partnership turned U.S. Company are par for the course. If they can jam this through here, through conservation land, over riding state law, and bypassing any process, for a private pipeline to pillage U.S. assets that we subsidize for private profit export, are we really any semblance of a Democracy any longer? ...(full comment)

Editorial: Pipeline fight comes with costs