IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING #12

Media criticism from the The Shoestring

THE SHOESTRING

DECEMBER 22, 2019


ATHOL DAILY NEWS SHUTS DOWN ATHOL OFFICE

Another strike against local journalism in Western Mass.

SARAH ROBERTSON

DECEMBER 15, 2019


SMOKE & MIRRORS

Northampton rushes to enact the strictest smoking policy east of Berkeley. But will it produce cleaner air?

BRIAN ZAYATZ & HARRISON GREENE

DECEMBER 2, 2019


NORTHAMPTON RESIDENTS, CONGRESSMAN MCGOVERN CONDEMN COUP IN BOLIVIA IN THE FACE OF RAPIDLY SPREADING VIOLENCE

BY CELINA DELLA CROCE

NOVEMBER 16, 2019


WHEN LAW ENFORCEMENT COVERS OPIOIDS

The Gazette allowed the DA’s office to write a four part series on drugs.

WILL MEYER

NOVEMBER 6, 2019


PIGS & CHICKEN

Chicopee police publicly cluck themselves in partnership with anti-LGBTQ chain

BY MAYA SHAFFER + JAMIE TRUMAN

OCTOBER 30, 2019


THE MASS STATE POLICE HAS SPENT TWO DECADES SPIRALING TOWARDS BOUNDLESS CORRUPTION

An unearthed report reveals two decades of turmoil in the state's most powerful police agency.

CHRIS FARAONE

OCTOBER 13, 2019


BUS OR BUST

Can the valley weather climate change despite underfunded public transit?

CHARLOTTE MURTISHAW

OCTOBER 6, 2019


IMAGINING A JUST TRANSITION IN WESTERN MASS PART V

Part V: Work, Education, and Conclusion

SARAH FIELD

SEPTEMBER 20, 2019


IMAGINING A JUST TRANSITION IN WESTERN MASS PART IV

Part IV: Food

SARAH FIELD

SEPTEMBER 19, 2019


IMAGINING A JUST TRANSITION IN WESTERN MASS PART III

Part III: Energy

SARAH FIELD

SEPTEMBER 18, 2019


IMAGINING A JUST TRANSITION IN WESTERN MASS PART II

Part II: Transportation

SARAH FIELD

SEPTEMBER 17, 2019


IMAGINING A JUST TRANSITION IN WESTERN MASS

Part I: Intro, Housing, Zoning, and Land Use

SARAH FIELD

SEPTEMBER 16, 2019


TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FISH DEAD AFTER SULFURIC ACID LEAK FROM BARNHARDT CO.

No public notification made by state or local officials after sulfuric acid leak.

SARAH ROBERTSON

SEPTEMBER 15, 2019


IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING #11

Media criticism from the The Shoestring

THE SHOESTRING

SEPTEMBER 11, 2019


THE REVOLVING DOOR OF EMPTY STOREFRONTS

How small business owners in Northampton are misplacing blame as they’re forced to close their stores.

ROMAN NICHOLAS

SEPTEMBER 8, 2019


FOR OCEAN VUONG, ENGLISH IS A LANGUAGE OF VIOLENCE

The UMass professor’s widely acclaimed book interrogates power, belonging, and family through the distance of English.

SIERRA DICKEY

AUGUST 25, 2019


A REVIEW OF EIGHT: GRAPPLING WITH THE REALITIES OF MAKING ART IN NORTHAMPTON

A REVIEW OF EIGHT: GRAPPLING WITH THE REALITIES OF MAKING ART IN NORTHAMPTON

KATE NADEL

AUGUST 18, 2019


IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING #10

Media criticism from the The Shoestring

THE SHOESTRING

AUGUST 7, 2019


I GO TO NORTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS # 22

A resolution to support the right to counsel in eviction cases, beefed up security for the parking ticket and collections office, HRC receives a whopping $1,000

JULES MARSH

AUGUST 4, 2019


A NOTE FROM LABOR ON THE GRAND BARGAIN

ANDREW JONES

JULY 24, 2019


IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING #9

Media criticism from the The Shoestring

THE SHOESTRING

JULY 21, 2019


WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF THERE WAS NOTHING?

Shelf Life writer Liz Walber on everything.

CHARLOTTE MURTISHAW and LIZ WALBER

JULY 14, 2019


INDIA'S ATTITUDE TOWARDS BHUTANESE REFUGEES

A Puzzle in Geopolitical Context

Bhuwan Gautam

JUNE 24, 2019


HOLYOKE STUDENTS ARE RESISTING THE DISMISSAL OF ONE OF THEIR MOST BELOVED TEACHERS OF COLOR

CELINA DELLA CROCE

JUNE 13, 2019


HAMPDEN COUNTY’S PEPPER SPRAY PROBLEM

Reports from the Hampden County Corrections reveal disproportionate use of chemical force against prisoners with psychiatric disabilities.

SETH KERSHNER

JUNE 18, 2019


THE CENSORSHIP OF PRO PALESTINIAN VOICES

A Q+A with attorney Rachel Weber with a photo gallery by Jen Patrice.

WILL MEYER & RACHEL WEBER

JUNE 10, 2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL REVIEWS MAYOR’S PANHANDLING WORK GROUP FOR ALLEGED OPEN MEETING LAW VIOLATIONS

THE SHOESTRING

JUNE 6, 2019


WHERE THERE’S SMOKE

Who belongs in a smoke free downtown?

BRIAN ZAYATZ

MAY 21, 2019


PRIDE, PROSPERITY AND PRISON INVESTMENTS

We went to a pre-Pride mixer at TD Bank hosted by the LGBT Chamber of Commerce

ROMAN NICHOLAS & WILL MEYER

MAY 14, 2019


BHUTAN’S GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS IS HIGHLY OVERRATED

A local author reflects on how a Harvard conference praised Bhutan’s “gross national happiness” but omitted ethnic cleansing.

Bhuwan Gautam

MAY 11, 2019


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #21

JULES MARSH

MAY 2, 2019


IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING #8

Media criticism from the The Shoestring

THE SHOESTRING

APRIL 30, 2019


HISTORIC CHARLEMONT INN SLATED FOR DEMOLITION

SARAH ROBERTSON

APRIL 29, 2019


SO WHAT IS DEMOCRACY ANYWAY?

A Q+A with Astra Taylor

ASTRA TAYLOR & WILL MEYER

APRIL 22, 2019


EXPENSIVE ROBOTS, LONGER LINES, AND PENSION CUTS

United Food and Commercial Workers International Union calls for Stop & Shop workers to strike across New England for better pay and better benefits.

ROMAN NICHOLAS

APRIL 16, 2019


“I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO SAY ABOUT THAT.”

Hadley Select Boardman David J. Fill II responds to Mieczkowski comments and Instagram posts.

WILL MEYER

MARCH 26, 2019


THE SHOCKING RISE OF TASERS IN MASSACHUSETTS

BOSTON INSTITUTE FOR NONPROFIT JOURNALISM

March 22, 2019


IF THE FUTURE OF THIS WORLD CAN’T BE DEPENDED ON, I’LL MAKE MY OWN

Fantasy Spaces in the 21st Century

KATE NADEL

MARCH 19, 2019


IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING #7

Weekly media criticism from the The Shoestring

THE SHOESTRING

March 14, 2019


HOLYOKE CITY COUNCIL NOTES #3

New hospital, renewed Medicare for all campaign on the way in Holyoke

DAVID T.

MARCH 13, 2019


THE FIGHT FOR AN IDEAL

Can Hampshire College Survive its “Manufactured” Crisis?

BRIAN ZAYATZ

MARCH 7, 2019


RIGHTS, CAMERAS, EXTRACTIONS

Hampshire County has the most violent small jail in the state, and one of the least transparent

Seth Kershner

MARCH 4, 2019


SO BE IT. SEE TO IT. INVITES VIEWERS TO IMAGINE POSSIBLE FUTURES

Candace Hunter creates collages inspired by the works of Octavia Butler

KATE NADEL

MARCH 1, 2019


A LETTER TO THE EDITORS

Is This What Democracy Looks Like?

Adele Franks

February 28, 2019


COPS AND CORPORATIONS TRAUMATIZED US

“What Really Happened” to the Berkshires

KATLYN ANDERSON

February 25, 2019


IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING #6

Weekly media criticism from the The Shoestring

THE SHOESTRING

February 21, 2019


NORTHAMPTON RESIDENTS SPEAK OUT AGAINST US INTERVENTION IN VENEZUELA

Celina della Croce

February 20, 2019


I GO TO NORTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #20

Northampton Weed Money, an Airbnb Tax, the City Charter Review, 27 new parking spaces and more.

JULES MARSH

February 19, 2019


IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING #5

Weekly media criticism from the The Shoestring

THE SHOESTRING

February 4, 2019


EDUARDO’S PROLONGED CAMPAIGN TO STAY IN THE U.S.

Eduardo Samaniego was deported today after three months of fighting for his freedom.

BRIAN ZAYATZ

February 1, 2019


A STEP TOWARD DECRIMINALIZATION

New Massachusetts house bills seek to decriminalize the selling of sex

JULES MARSH

JANUARY 23, 2019


I GO TO CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #19

The council gets shamed for requesting more information from the NPD and Walmart

JULES MARSH

JANUARY 17, 2019


IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING #4

Weekly media criticism from the The Shoestring

THE SHOESTRING

JANUARY 8, 2019


YEAR IN REVIEW 2018

THE SHOESTRING

January 6, 2019


I GO TO NORTHAMPTON CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS #18

The Council debates a gift of ammunition from Walmart, upsetting the Mayor

JULES MARSH

January 3, 2019