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Easthampton power interruption part of larger energy project


Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Eversource Energy has scheduled a power ...

Post 68 American Legion baseball beats Longmeadow 12-0


Ethan Forfa entered and pitched an inning of relief for Pittsfield. The outing was Forfa's first appearance since leading Wahconah to a 3-1 win over Easthampton in the Western Mass Division III quarterfinals. Forfa was shutdown after suffering a torn lat ...

Contract to fund low-income summer meals at Easthampton Community Center awaits mayor's signature


The Easthampton Community Center made headlines this spring when Cadieux eliminated a planned $20,000 city contribution to the non-profit, citing the Anti-aid Amendment to the Massachusetts Constitution, which prevents municipalities from making direct ...

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EASTHAMPTON, Mass. — The Williston Northampton School has announced its third trimester honor roll. Margaret Cummings of North Monmouth, who is a member of the Class of 2015, achieved honors. Students earning honors are required to earn a GPA of 87.

Granby's Meghan Sullivan, Easthampton's Alyssa Fugiel named to NSCAA Scholar All-America soccer team


Graduating seniors Meghan Sullivan of Granby and Alyssa Fugiel of Easthampton have been named to the National ...
Both Sullivan and Fugiel were All-Western Mass. selections in Division III this year, and both were All-State selections as well.

Wilco makes itself at home with Solid Sound Festival


Wilco’s management is based in Easthampton, and after the band played Tanglewood in 2008 it began brainstorming a festival in a nontraditional venue somewhere in Western Massachusetts. Though the 2010 festival was a money-loser for the band, it was a hit ...

'It's like a daydream': Wilco's Solid Sound festival lets fans into band's world


They soak it up.” Solid Sound can be seen as simply an extension of the right turn Wilco took in 2011 when it formed dBpm, its in-house record label located in nearby Easthampton, Massachusetts, and created a cottage industry of touring, side projects ...

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 ...
The NWS classified the storm in Easthampton as a “microburst.” Easthampton Fire Chief David Mottor says around 5:00 a.m. Wednesday residents in town first ...

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 power interruption part of larger energy project


EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – Eversource Energy has scheduled a power interruption for downtown Easthampton from 11:00 p.m. Tuesday to 4:00 a.m. Wednesday for electric system upgrade. Crews will de-ene…< /li>

Another Property Sold in Williamsburg, MA


Williamsburg, MA: This Single-Family in Williamsburg, MA recently sold for $417,000. This is a Colonial style home and features 8 total rooms, 4 full baths, 1 half bath, 3 bedrooms, 2.30 acres, and…
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Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in EASTHAMPTON MASSACHUSETTS ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]



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The Guardian and a warning to EASTHAMPTON MASSACHUSETTS: Jehovah´s Witnesses´ silencing techniques, as terrifying as child abuse

Growing up in a Jehovah’s Witness family is different. As a child, I didn’t celebrate birthdays, Christmas or July 4. Nor did I, or anyone I knew, mix with non-Witness families in Little League or Girl Scouts. Instead, I spent much of my time sharing the “good news.” I used to go door-to-door on my own with a big, strong, well liked man in my congregation, named Jonathan. I was just 9 and 10 when he repeatedly sexually abused me.

It is really hard for kids to speak up when they’re abused. But the Jehovah’s Witnesses make it a lot harder.

They have a “2 Witness” rule, which says that anyone who accuses an adult of abuse must have a second witness. If there is no second witness, the accuser is punished for a false accusation - usually by ordering that no Witness may talk with or associate with the “false” accuser. This is called dis-fellowshipping. For a kid raised only with other Witnesses, it was horrifying. Even your parents would have to ignore you. It was more terrifying than Jonathan.

It was the elders of my congregation who had assigned Jonathan to team up with me. When we separated from the others, he forced me into his pick-up truck and drove us to his house. Then he would say “Let’s play”. It happened too many times. Like everyone else in the congregation, my parents liked “Brother” Jonathan and trusted him in our family.

My parents were consumed with some really huge problems in those years, and later divorced. I was emotionally alone - and wanted to be the best Jehovah’s Witness I could be. That’s why I went out to field service - the door to door ministry that Witnesses are known for.

What my parents didn’t know, was that Jonathan had sexually molested another girl in our congregation. The elders knew this and had kept it a secret. They were following orders from Watchtower leaders, based in the world headquarters in New York, who in 1989 had issued a top-secret instruction to keep known child sex abusers in the congregations a secret. This instruction became Exhibit 1 at my civil trial.

The elders and the Governing Body all knew that child molesters hide in religious groups and often are people who are likeable and friendly - like Jonathan. They knew molesters would likely do it again. But they chose to ignore the safety of the kids, in favor of protecting their image - and their bank account - from lawsuits. It was all in that 1989 letter.

A recent report by the Center for Investigative Reporting revealed that they have continued to issues directives urging silence around child abuse. Last November, elders were instructed to avoid taking criminal matters like child abuse to the authorities. Instead, they were told to handle them internally in confidential committees. The report also showed that Jehovah’s Witnesses evoke the First Amendment to hide sex abuse claims.

It took me learning about Jonathan’s other victims for me to speak up. In 2009, I looked on California’s Megan’s Law website, the state’s official list of registered sex offenders. There, I found he had been convicted a few years before for sexually abusing another 8-year-old girl. I felt horribly guilty that I hadn’t spoken up about him earlier. Now, I need to stop predators from doing this again.

The only way to end this abuse is by lifting this veil of secrecy once and for all.

In http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/02/jehovahs-witnesses-silencing-techniques-child-abuse [27]



Campaign in EASTHAMPTON MASSACHUSETTS: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.

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