Wellness: Workouts that actually work out
Feb18

Wellness: Workouts that actually work out

It’s a month and a half into 2019, and what may have seemed like an easily obtainable fitness resolution on New Year’s Day might not seem that way anymore. To encourage those who may need a boost, we asked readers and fitness experts to share their best fitness advice. Siobhan Tripp of Hatfield says she seeks out fitness activities at the gym that she enjoys. “For me, it’s going to classes,” she said. Tripp schedules and tracks her...

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Between The Lines: Local TV Stations Have Abandoned Their Journalistic Integrity
Oct23

Between The Lines: Local TV Stations Have Abandoned Their Journalistic Integrity

As a newspaper journalist who cares deeply about good, necessary and morally grounded journalism, I must decry a recent trend of sleazy, tabloid-like reporting I now frequently see from trusted local television news stations: the act of sharing irrelevant articles, often about minorities who’ve committed horrific crimes, to increase website traffic. In other words, click-bait (often racially charged) from (previously) reputable...

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Hitchcock Brewing: Whately Hop Farmers Jump into the Craft Beer Game
Aug22

Hitchcock Brewing: Whately Hop Farmers Jump into the Craft Beer Game

The key ingredient: locally sourced, out back With beer lovers thirsty for experimental and fresh brews, a region that supports local agriculture, and a back-to-the-craft-beer movement sweeping New England, now is the perfect time to open a brewery in Western Massachusetts. Hitchcock Brewing Company is the latest  to toss its recipe into the mix and make a go of making beer for discerning beer drinkers in the Pioneer Valley. Located...

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