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Councilor presses Easthampton mayor for answers on food pantry cut she blames on 1855 law


EASTHAMPTON — At least one city councilor is pushing Mayor ...
out in her fiscal 2016 budget because it violated the 1855 "anti-aid amendment" to the Massachusetts Constitution. The law bars a municipality from giving money to a non-profit, "no matter ...

19th Century Mass. Law Permits City of Easthampton To Cut Funds To Community Center


After years of funding, Easthampton, Massachusetts’, proposed budget for next year eliminates $20,000 for a community center in the city. The grounds for the cut? A 19th century law known as the Anti-Aid amendment, originally created to stop cities from ...

William H. MacLeish


He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Libbey of Charlemont; his daughters, Meg Mott and her wife, Alison of Putney, Vermont, and Morellen MacLeish and her husband, John Voci of Easthampton, Massachusetts; his grandchildren, Lucia Turino of Putney ...

Medieval Studies Rewind: I'm Still A Gal in Kalamazoo


This doesn't mean I've abandoned the Triple Felinoid, the Last Homely Shack, and the delights of Easthampton, Massachusetts, for the fleshpots of a small industrial city 817 miles away. I still am owned by own Malfoy, Gil the Wonder Cat, and Diamond Girl ...

Indie Pop/Rock Guitar Trio Colorway Unveil Video for New Single 'Come Back July'


The ten song album was recorded by Mark Alan Miller at Sonelab in Easthampton, MA and mastered by multiple Grammy award-winning engineer Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studio in Portland, ME. The first single from "The Black Sky Sequined", "Come Back July ...

Turmoil at GAW Miners Spreads to Subsidiary Phone Service


as well as GAW Corp. Platterpus Records of Easthampton, Massachusetts, has been experiencing phone problems since at least 22nd January, taking to both Twitter and Facebook to report issues it says are shared by other area customers. Indications that ...

Easthampton, Massachusetts Microburst Leaves Damage


Damaging winds that flattened hundreds of trees and downed power lines throughout Easthampton, Massachusetts, were due to a microburst, says the National Weather Service in Boston. The microburst occurred Wednesday at approximately 4:53 a.m. Eastern, and ...

Microburst In Easthampton, Massachusetts Seriously Damages 3 Houses


It was quite a scare for residents in the Western Massachusetts town of Easthampton when an storm early Wednesday morning ripped through part of town. Many residents said the storm, which had winds of up to 75 mph, felt like a tornado. The National ...

National Weather Service: Easthampton Storm was Microburst, Not Tornado


The National Weather Service says the storm that caused serious damage to the town of Easthampton, Massachusetts, on Wednesday appears to have been a microburst and not a tornado. Easthampton Mayor Karen Cadieux had initially said a tornado might have hit ...

Easthampton, Massachusetts Vacation Rentals


Easthampton, Massachusetts offers great vacation house rental and home rental-by-owner deals for the knowledgeable traveler. No matter what budget or level of comfort you seek in your holiday to Easthampton, MA, there's surely a great local vacation home ...

Single-Family – 88 Easthampton Westhampton, MA 01027 is now new to the market!


Yearning to commune with nature? Be one of only 3 homes in town that is riverfront on the N. Branch of the Manhan River. This spectacularly renovated 3 BR home has benefited from insightful design wor…

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Exotic, Indian Inspired Bags for Summer Figue in Easthampton Yay! So, summer has now unofficially arrived. Whether you are here in the city, at the beach, in the country, or far away (perhaps at some…

72 Hours in Goa


by Mordecai Feldman   Editor’s note:  My cousin, Mordecai “Morty” Feldman, occasionally writes articles for the Travel section of the New York Times. Last winter, Sweet Pickles & Corn’s Eli Toast and…

15th annual Big Rig Day held in Easthampton


EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – There’s always been something about the influence big trucks have on the attention of the young. Which is probably why the 15th annual Big Rig Day attracted so many famili…

Carpenter Easthampton (MA) – Easthampton Carpenters


Carpenter Easthampton (MA) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Easthampton (MA). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Easthampton, Massachusetts work with, builds and fixes items an…

Carpenter Easthampton (MA) – Easthampton Carpenters


Carpenter Easthampton (MA) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Easthampton (MA). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Easthampton, Massachusetts work with, builds and fixes items an…

Carpenter Easthampton (MA) – Easthampton Carpenters


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Carpenter Easthampton (MA) – Easthampton Carpenters


Carpenter Easthampton (MA) Lending helping hands when you need masterpieces built in Easthampton (MA). Papa’s Carpenter Specialists in Easthampton, Massachusetts work with, builds and fixes items an…

Another Property Sold in Easthampton, MA


Easthampton, MA: This Condo in Easthampton, MA recently sold for $163,500. This is a Townhouse style home and features 4 total rooms, 2 full baths, 2 bedrooms, and was sold by Kathy Zeamer – Jone…

Mountain Road in Easthampton closed due to brush removal


EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The work to clean up the debris from last October’s microburst is still ongoing, and as a result, Mountain Road (Route 141) in Easthampton is being shutdown for several hou…




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Fighting against human trafficking in EASTHAMPTON MASSACHUSETTS

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights » Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons » Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim » 20 Ways You Can Help

20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking


After first learning about human trafficking, many people want to help in some way but do not know how. Here are just a few ideas for your consideration.

1. Learn the red flags that may indicate human trafficking and ask follow up questions so that you can help identify a potential trafficking victim. Human trafficking awareness training is available for inpiduals, businesses, first responders, law enforcement, and federal employees.

2. In the United States, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888 (24/7) to get help and connect with a service provider in your area, report a tip with information on potential human trafficking activity; or learn more by requesting training, technical assistance, or resources. Call federal law enforcement directly to report suspicious activity and get help from the Department of Homeland Security at 1-866-347-2423 (24/7), or submit a tip online at www.ice.gov/tips, or from the U.S. Department of Justice at 1-888-428-7581 from 9:00am to 5:00pm (EST). Victims, including undocumented inpiduals, are eligible for services and immigration assistance.

3. Be a conscientious consumer. Discover your Slavery Footprint, and check out the Department of Labor’s List of Goods Produced by Child Labor or Forced Labor. Encourage companies, including your own, to take steps to investigate and eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains and to publish the information for consumer awareness.

4. Incorporate human trafficking information into your professional associations’ conferences, trainings, manuals, and other materials as relevant [example].

5. Join or start a grassroots anti-trafficking coalition.

6. Meet with and/or write to your local, state, and federal government representatives to let them know that you care about combating human trafficking in your community, and ask what they are doing to address human trafficking in your area.

7. Distribute public awareness materials available from the Department of Health and Human Services or Department of Homeland Security.

8. Volunteer to do victim outreach or offer your professional services to a local anti-trafficking organization.

9. Donate funds or needed items to an anti-trafficking organization in your area.

10. Organize a fundraiser and donate the proceeds to an anti-trafficking organization.

11. Host an awareness event to watch and discuss a recent human trafficking documentary. On a larger scale, host a human trafficking film festival.

12. Encourage your local schools to partner with students and include the issue of modern day slavery in their curriculum. As a parent, educator, or school administrator, be aware of how traffickers target school-aged children.

13. Set up a Google alert to receive current human trafficking news.

14. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper about human trafficking in your community.

15. Start or sign a human trafficking petition.

16. Businesses: Provide internships, job skills training, and/or jobs to trafficking survivors. Consumers: Purchase items made by trafficking survivors such as from Jewel Girls or Made by Survivors.

17. Students: Take action on your campus. Join or establish a university or secondary school club to raise awareness about human trafficking and initiate action throughout your local community. Consider doing one of your research papers on a topic concerning human trafficking. Professors: Request that human trafficking be an issue included in university curriculum. Increase scholarship about human trafficking by publishing an article, teaching a class, or hosting a symposium.

18. Law Enforcement Officials: Join or start a local human trafficking task force.

19. Mental Health or Medical Providers: Extend low-cost or free services to human trafficking victims assisted by nearby anti-trafficking organizations. Train your staff on how to identify the indicators of human trafficking and assist victims.

20. Attorneys: Look for signs of human trafficking among your clients. Offer pro-bono services to trafficking victims or anti-trafficking organizations. Learn about and offer to human trafficking victims the legal benefits for which they are eligible. Assist anti-trafficking NGOs with capacity building and legal work.

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EASTHAMPTON MASSACHUSETTS: the March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth

The March employment report reflects a pace of monthly job growth below the recent trend, coming on the heels of February’s strong report. The unemployment rate was stable, broader measures of unemployment fell, and hourly earnings continued their rise. A range of factors including the weather and the global economic slowdown have affected economic data for the first quarter. The President has been clear that he will continue to push for policies including investments in infrastructure and relief from the sequester that would help ensure the strong underlying longer-term trends persist.

FIVE KEY POINTS IN TODAY’S REPORT FROM THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

1. The private sector has added 12.1 million jobs over 61 straight months of job growth, extending the longest streak on record. Today we learned that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 126,000 in March, driven by a 129,000 increase in private-sector employment. This particular month’s job gains were below the recent trend, as job growth in a number of industries slowed somewhat (see point 5). Over the past twelve months, the private sector has added 3.1 million jobs, nearly the highest year-over-year growth in the recovery so far.


2. Real aggregate weekly earnings have risen nearly 5 percent over the last twelve months. Real aggregate earnings track the purchasing power of total wages and salaries paid to U.S. private-sector employees, reflecting the combined effects of rising employment, rising wages, and a longer workweek. Aggregate earnings are nearly 7 percent above their pre-crisis peak. Indeed, they have recovered nearly twice their losses during the recession. Year-over-year aggregate earnings growth trended about 2-3 percent at an annual rate in recent years, but has risen to 5 percent year-over-year in recent months as hourly earnings have begun to rise (see point 3).

 


3. Over the past twelve months, rising real hourly earnings accounted for nearly half the increase in real aggregate weekly earnings. The large contribution of rising hourly earnings is a recent trend. Aggregate earnings reached a trough in December 2009, and over the following year-and-a-half, real hourly wages declined. The aggregate earnings increase during that early period was driven by a combination of rising employment and a longer workweek. Over the next three years, both hourly earnings and the workweek were largely stable, with rising employment accounting for 80 percent of the growth in aggregate earnings. Real wage growth over the past year has been a major contributor to the speed-up in aggregate earnings, due to both rising nominal wages and slowing consumer price growth as oil prices have declined. While the recent progress is encouraging, there is more work to do to ensure that real earnings growth is sustained and shared with a broad range of American families.

 


4. The overall share of jobs held by women rose from an average of 48.5 percent in 2001-2007 to 49.3 percent in March 2015. This 0.8 percentage point increase masks substantial variation within industries. Female workers shifted out of smaller industries like financial activities and information services where the female share declined by 3.1 and 3.7 percentage points, respectively and into higher-employment industries like retail trade. Women’s share of employment also increased somewhat in the government sector, where 57 percent of workers are female. Accordingly, women were disproportionately affected by the cuts to government employment that occurred between 2010 and 2013, but they have also disproportionately benefited from net job growth in this sector since mid-2013.

 


5. Job growth in a number of industries fell below recent trends in March. Looking over the 61-month streak of private-sector job growth, March was an especially weak month for mining and logging (-11,000), manufacturing (-1,000), leisure and hospitality (+13,000), and construction (-1,000). The weakness in mining and logging is likely attributable in large part to the recent decline in oil prices. March was a stronger than usual month in retail trade (+26,000) and health care and social assistance (+30,000). Across the 17 industries shown below, the correlation between the most recent one-month percent change and the average percent change over the last twelve months rose to 0.51 from 0.13 last month, remaining somewhat below the average correlation over the past two years.

 


As the Administration stresses every month, the monthly employment and unemployment figures can be volatile, and payroll employment estimates can be subject to substantial revision. Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is informative to consider each report in the context of other data as they become available.

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Giving Every Young Person in EASTHAMPTON MASSACHUSETTS a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.

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