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Tardy Tuesday Takedown 10/30/12

Storm Stories: The unfortunate return of a section from last year. The damage from Hurricane Sandy, which became a so-called Frankenstorm are severe and far-reaching.  Although many coastal communities were affected and inland locales suffered wind damage, by far the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut area appears

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Sandy Monday…No Markup…

No Markup today in observance of Hurricane Sandy.  We urge caution and common sense and ask that all readers heed the warnings of elected officials.   We hope to post a Tardy Tuesday Takedown tomorrow instead.  как узнать запросы googleUK Binary options brokersЭкран от солнца Ferrari

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Manic Monday Markup 10/22/12…

…And the World: We begin in South Africa, where criticism of President Jacob Zuma is rising after months of labor unrest and complaints of corruption.  Zuma, in an effort to shore up support after the recent mine workers violence, has announced a jobs program.  However,

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West of the River, Rep Candidates Rumble…

UPDATED 10/22/12 12:31 This is the Second in a Series on Massachusetts State House Races in the Pioneer Valley AGAWAM—In a tense showdown between two candidates personifying the two dimensions of the swingy, somewhat working class Third Hampden District, Republican State Representative Nick Boldyga and

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Take My Council, Please: With Firm Resolve…

UDPATED 10/18/12 2:22pm During a relatively quiet meeting at the Springfield City Council, two things were clear.  The Council remains skeptical of the mayor’s budgeting tactics and everybody loves the Student Prince.  Beyond that, much of the evening was focused on a couple of tax

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Barack in the Game…

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN MASSACHUSETTS. There is little question in our minds that President Barack Obama thoroughly beat former Governor Mitt Romney last night.  He not only exposed Romney’s vagueness and extreme plans, he defended his

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Manic Monday Markup 10/15/12…

…And the World: We begin today in Great Britain, Scotland to be precise, where Prime Minister David Cameron and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond signed an agreement to hold a referendum on Scottish independence.  The two “nations” have been in union for over three hundred

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Our One Hundredth: Tornado Politics Reemerge…

Amidst the innumerable Western Mass name drops that Senator Scott Brown snuck into his local guy shtick during Wednesday’s debate in Springfield, only one was (hopefully) a once-in-a-life time event.  The tornadoes of June 2011 made their Senate debut, albeit briefly in that debate.  Their

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Our One Hundredth: Hoop City Showdown…

Springfield Senate Debate Coverage (UPDATED 10/11 5:45pm for additional reporting & photos) Amid a festive, almost carnival atmosphere outside Springfield’s Symphony Hall, supporters of Senator Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren faced off awaiting the campaigns lone debate outside I-495, crowding the streets around Springfield. Although