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Opioid crisis: Addicts navigate a tough road to recovery

According to CEPAC, the New England Comparative ...
Newburyport is home to a John Ashford Link House, a residential program for individuals struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. David Matteodo, executive director of the Massachusetts Association ...

Beyond Boston: Regional Diversity at Harvard

Ashford L. King ’15 of Versailles ...
who responded to The Crimson’s survey of the Class of 2014 last year reported plans to live in New York, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., or California after graduation. Just 39 percent of respondents, however ...

House Roll Call: House approves bipartisan Medicare doc bill

NEBRASKA Democrats — Ashford, Y. Republicans — Fortenberry, Y; Smith, Y. NEVADA Democrats — Titus, Y. Republicans — Amodei, Y; Hardy, Y; Heck, Y. NEW HAMPSHIRE Democrats — Kuster, Y. Republicans — Guinta, Y.

An old fashioned roast

The former mayor of Amesbury as well as a state lawmaker himself, Costello was happy to see the over 250 attendees at the luncheon, which benefits the John Ashford Link House where ...
“We have a lot of new projects in the city,” Gray said.

Sweet! It's Maple Weekend in Massachusetts

To celebrate the state’s earliest and sweetest crop, the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association ...
Jennings Brooks Farm in New Ashford and Windsor Hill Sugarhouse in Windsor. Sugarhouses around the state will be open to the public for tours ...

Maple Weekend: Sugar shacks across the Berkshires will host open houses this weekend

NEW ASHFORD — A mile off Route 7 ...
Jennings Brook Farm is among more than 300 commercial maple producers in Massachusetts — 80 percent of them west of Interstate 91 in Western Massachusetts, according to the Massachusetts Maple Producers Association.

Free Oreo cookies for all New Ashford residents

Every household in the tiny Massachusetts town of New Ashford will get a free package of Oreo Mini cookies Monday. New Ashford, which is located in the Berkshires, has a population of 228, making it one of the smallest towns in Massachusetts. Nearly a ...

Ashford gets new king of wok and roll as Chinese Elvis impersonator Tang Ma turns The Oranges into Memphis Bar and Diner

An Ashford music venue has been All Shook Up since being taken over by a Chinese Elvis impersonator. The veteran Hong Kong performer - known by his professional name Tang Ma - is turning The Oranges into Memphis Bar and Diner, named after the home city of ...

Fatal crash in New Ashford probed

NEW ASHFORD, Mass.—State and local police are investigating an early-morning fatal car crash in the Berkshires. Police say the head-on crash occurred at about 7 a.m. Thursday on Route 7 near the New Ashford-Williamstown line. State police tell The ...

New Ashford, Massachusetts Vacation Rentals

New Ashford, 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 New Ashford, MA, there's surely a great local vacation home ...

Things To Do In Dublin (30-03-15 – 5-04-15)

The are a couple of interesting new productions in the world of theatre this week, with Romeo and Juliet at the Gate and The Girl who believed in Magic at the Project. Not a bad week for gigs in Dubl…

Hunting in Ireland and sailing in the Caribbean: can both be Paradise?

Paradise: white-sand beaches, sapphire waters and endless rum? Or muddy fields, terrifying fences and copious pints of Guinness? An easy question, one might think, but if I had to choose between them,…

An Open Letter to Representative Brad Ashford

You’re off to a great start in Congress!  You’ve clearly established that you’re independent minded and that you vote your conscience.  I expected that you would act in this way and that is why I supp…

Explosion In East Village

Happened about 10 minutes ago (around 3:20 pm).  Nothing on news yet, but some tweets. There was just an explosion on 2nd avenue and 7th street east village e — Jonathan (@j…

Frank Gutch Jr: Jim Colegrove— Chapter Four: The Big Apple; Don’t Be Afraid to Pogo Punk Doc Premieres in L.A.; Fotheringay— All Boxed Up and Nowhere to Go (But Up, Finally); plus Notes…..

The last we looked in on Jim Colegrove, he asked the question which consumes every artist, musical and otherwise— …where would the world be without dreamers?  The question ended Part Three of his stor…

In Which The New Hampshire State Legislators Acted Like Complete Jerks

I write about this because I’m from New Hampshire, and it’s gone national: A group of 9- and 10-year-olds from Lincoln Akerman School in Hampton Falls proposed a bill last week to make the red-tailed…

Book Review – Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson

I’m a historian, and as such, I’m generally leery of reading historical fiction set in the time period I studied – World War One.  Small inaccuracies can drive me crazy.  Especially ones that I consid…

Hedge Funders Raise $275K for StreetWise Partners in NYC

Streetwise Partners’s Up the Ante poker tournament raised funds for mentoring programs for low income individuals in New York. Image: Last week StreetWise Partners, a New York …

New Triumph Tiger in Nacelle Magazine

Turn to page 12 of the April 2015 edition of Nacelle, the magazine of the Triumph Owners Motor Cycle Club, and you’ll find a superb article about Triumph’s Tiger range, starting with a brief history o…

News Release: Holland America Line Partners with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to Present Live Music In New Onboard Venue: Lincoln Center Stage

Holland America Line Partners with Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts to Present Live Music In New Onboard Venue: Lincoln Center Stage World-class musicians to be featured at “Lincoln Center Sta…



The "Jasbug" is a flaw in the way that computers have access to a network. If any of the hackers had known this since 2000, they could have used to infiltrate computer systems company and take complete control.

Suppose you use your laptop and public access to Wi-Fi to connect to the office computers. Hackers nearby could spy, steal documents or introduce malware ... I mean, everything.

There is still no evidence that someone has taken advantage of Jasbug and did this. But it may be too early to say.

Microsoft considered that the gravity of this situation was "critical". Even Alert guaranteed by the Department of Homeland Security and similar warnings from major companies in cybersecurity.

Jasbug affects everything from Windows Vista to Windows 8.1 newer. This is the kind of problem that will give you many headaches for system administrators and IT staff of the company.

Some mistakes are too embedded in the code. The Jasbug was so embedded that Microsoft had to return to restructure some basic parts of Windows.

Consider this another example of that small defects embedded in computer code could give you problems later. In fact, Microsoft did not even find on your own.

Jeff Schmidt, an independent researcher JAS Global Advisors in Chicago, discovered a year ago while working on another project. He alerted Microsoft and have since worked together to fix this error.

Why it took so long to fix it? Jasbug is a problem with the design of the Microsoft operating system itself. The company had to restructure basic parts of your engine giant ... and test it thoroughly to make sure it still worked fine.

Microsoft can not afford to make arrangements affecting a complete system. Remember that according Netmarketshare, Windows is used by 91% of computers worldwide. [10]


What do you know about abuse of women in NEW ASHFORD MASSACHUSETTS ?

Click the red escape button above to immediately leave this site if your abuser may see you reading it.

Signs of abuse

It can be hard to know if you´re being abused. You may think that your husband is allowed to make you have sex. That´s not true. Forced sex is rape, no matter who does it. You may think that cruel or threatening words are not abuse. They are. And sometimes emotional abuse is a sign that a person will become physically violent.

Below is a list of possible signs of abuse. Some of these are illegal. All of them are wrong. You may be abused if your partner:

  • Monitors what you´re doing all the time
  • Unfairly accuses you of being unfaithful all the time
  • Prevents or discourages you from seeing friends or family
  • Prevents or discourages you from going to work or school
  • Gets very angry during and after drinking alcohol or using drugs
  • Controls how you spend your money
  • Controls your use of needed medicines
  • Decides things for you that you should be allowed to decide (like what to wear or eat)
  • Humiliates you in front of others
  • Destroys your property or things that you care about
  • Threatens to hurt you, the children, or pets
  • Hurts you (by hitting, beating, pushing, shoving, punching, slapping, kicking, or biting)
  • Uses (or threatens to use) a weapon against you
  • Forces you to have sex against your will
  • Controls your birth control or insists that you get pregnant
  • Blames you for his or her violent outbursts
  • Threatens to harm himself or herself when upset with you
  • Says things like, "If I can´t have you then no one can."

If you think someone is abusing you, get help. Abuse can have serious physical and emotional effects. No one has the right to hurt you.

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Healthy vs. unhealthy relationships

Sometimes a relationship might not be abusive, but it might have some serious problems that make it unhealthy. If you think you might be in an unhealthy relationship, you should be able to talk to your partner about your concerns. If you feel like you can´t talk to your partner, try talking to a trusted friend, family member, or counselor. Consider calling a confidential hotline to get the support you need and to explore next steps. If you´re afraid to end the relationship, call a hotline for help.

Signs of an unhealthy relationship include:

  • Focusing all your energy on your partner
  • Dropping friends and family or activities you enjoy
  • Feeling pressured or controlled a lot
  • Having more bad times in the relationship than good
  • Feeling sad or scared when with your partner

Signs of a healthy relationship include:

  • Having more good times in the relationship than bad
  • Having a life outside the relationship, with your own friends and activities
  • Making decisions together, with each partner compromising at times
  • Dealing with conflicts by talking honestly
  • Feeling comfortable and able to be yourself
  • Feeling able to take care of yourself
  • Feeling like your partner supports you

If you feel confused about your relationship, a mental health professional can help. Remember, you deserve to be treated with respect.

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In NEW ASHFORD MASSACHUSETTS: Why Good Trade Deals Matter to a Business

Nick Martin is the co-founder of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling business. He sent the following email to the White House list to highlight why a better trade deal means a brighter future for online businesses like his.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership isn´t just President Obama´s proposed trade deal -- it´s mine, too. It´s a trade deal that millions of other online small business owners in this country would be proud to add their name to. I want to tell you why:

Every time I step through the doors of one of our 4,000-square-foot warehouses in Boulder and Denver, Colorado -- every time I see the bikes and cycling parts that line those walls and take in the energetic buzz of our 30-member team -- I take a step back and reflect on a simple fact: I own a business. It’s a "pinch-me" moment -- every time.

I am a cyclist and the proud co-owner of The Pro´s Closet, an online used-cycling store. And thanks to the Internet and the availability of e-commerce platforms like eBay, we´ve gone global. After all, when it’s not cycling season in the U.S., it’s peak season somewhere else in the world.

International customers aren´t just good for business abroad; they’re great for my Colorado communities. Why? Because selling in more markets means I can hire more people here at home. In fact, more small businesses are using the Internet to grow their business by reaching new customers they couldn´t reach before.

This is why trade is so important to me. If the success of American businesses in the global economy is important to you, say you’re an ambassador for a better trade deal that delivers a brighter future for all of us.

It may seem like a really remote and technical issue, but it actually has a real impact on how small businesses like mine do business. Currently more than 40% of our transactions cross U.S. borders. Unfortunately, most of our trade rules were written in a "pre-Internet" era, which means they are a nightmare to navigate for small online businesses.

Here’s an example: Right now, customs rules are so inconsistent and hard to follow that if we put a cycling part in the wrong packaging or mail it with the wrong label, it won’t make it to our customer in one country. The rules are different for each country, and are sometimes set up in a way that completely blocks out American business.

That is why it is so important that we secure the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a new kind of trade agreement that will ensure America writes the rules and levels the playing field for online businesses and American workers by:

Reducing and eliminating tariffs across the Asia-Pacific region

Streamlining customs procedures

Making the rules more transparent, consistent, and less costly

Helping keep the Internet open and free, enabling online businesses to operate without unnecessary infrastructure costs

Of course, as the President has said, not all of our past trade deals have lived up to their promise. Thankfully, this trade deal is on track to be different. In fact, the Trans-Pacific Partnership is shaping up to be the most progressive trade deal the world has ever seen. [13]


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