Pick of the Day 4/19: Tart2f at Hawks and Reed
Apr18

Pick of the Day 4/19: Tart2f at Hawks and Reed

Silverthorne Theater Company’s  world-premiere production of TarT2f! An Irreverent Musical Comedy, by Jeff Olmsted is directed by the Advocate’s very own Stage Struck columnist,  Chris Rohmann. Tart2f is described as a “light-hearted lampoon of hypocrisy and gullibility,” adapted from Molière’s 1664 original Tartuffe.  It’s the first show of Silverthorne’s Fifth Anniversary season. Go check it out tonight...

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Pick of the Day 3/15: Pinedrop at Hawks & Reed in Greenfield
Mar15

Pick of the Day 3/15: Pinedrop at Hawks & Reed in Greenfield

Beware the Ides of March … or not. But you might want to head up to Greenfield to check out Brattleboro’s Pinedrop band. In staff writer Chris Goudreau’s Staff Pick this week, he describes them as “folk and jammy bluegrass quartet.” Lexi Weege and the Wondertwins and House Sparrow will also be performing. 8 p.m. $5 in advance and $10 the day of. Hawks and Reed Performing Arts Center, 289 Main St.,...

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Workers rally in Greenfield in support of union rights for public employees
Feb27

Workers rally in Greenfield in support of union rights for public employees

More than two dozen workers and union rights activists rallied outside the campus entrance of Greenfield Community College (GCC) on Monday, Feb. 26, to stand in solidarity with thousands of workers from around the country during the Workers’ Day of Action. The rally, hosted by the Hampshire/ Franklin Labor Council, coincided with Supreme Court hearings regarding the Janus vs. AFSCME case, which could weaken the ability of public...

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Workers plan Greenfield rally to defend public sector union rights
Feb19

Workers plan Greenfield rally to defend public sector union rights

Unionized workers in the Pioneer Valley are rallying together to support workers rights on Monday, Feb. 26, at Greenfield Community College at 3:30 p.m. as part of a national Workers’ Day of Action in which thousands of workers across the country are expected to speak out in defense of union rights. The event is co-sponsored by the Labor Task Force of the Franklin County Continuing the Political Revolution (FCCPR) and coincides with...

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In Uncertain Political Climate, Democratic Challengers Hope to Unseat Popular Gov. Baker
Jan22

In Uncertain Political Climate, Democratic Challengers Hope to Unseat Popular Gov. Baker

By most accounts, Gov. Charlie Baker is popular with the people of Massachusetts despite being a Republican in a state that’s known to be one of the bluest in the country. Baker’s popularity has survived his mediocre environmental record and his bill mandating state cooperation with federal immigration officers, but we have yet to see whether what looks to be a growing Democratic wave election might knock him off his perch. Three...

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