My neighbor’s pumpkins and Pedal People recycling box.
Beautiful downtown Amherst.
Scenes from a controversial homeless exhibit at Amherst’s Jones Library.
The lunch crowd at Earthfoods Cafe.
Monster dubstep show Thursday night at UMass.
UMass kids love dubstep music as demonstrated below.
Is Massachusetts about to return to its tradition of electing Republican governors? Will a Republican soon govern the state that sent Elizabeth Warren to the Senate?
Many in Massachusetts are cautiously optimistic that GOP gubernatorial nominee Charlie Baker is on track to win next month’s race. Baker and his Democratic opponent are essentially tied in the RealClearPolitics poll average, and his support has generally trended upward in recent weeks.
Sandeep Chawla, former deputy director of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, called the current restrictions on marijuana “the weakest point of this whole control system, something that has been obvious for 30 years.” He noted that one of the main obstacles to meaningful reform is layers of entrenched drug control bureaucracies at the international and national levels - just in the U.S., think of the DEA, ONDCP and NIDA, among others - for whom a relaxation of drug control laws represents an undermining of their reason for existence: “if you create a bureaucracy to solve a particular problem, when the problem is solved that bureaucracy is out of a job,” he explained.