Opinion

Editorial: Hunger hits higher education

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Americans are becoming more and more aware of the increasing price tag associated with higher education. Much of the focus recently has been on the heavy albatross of debt that can hang around students’ necks once they earn their diploma. In recent weeks, though, there have been some disturbing stories published about another potential impact that the cost of college … 0

In the Arena: Surprising primary

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The votes have been counted in Tuesday’s Greenfield Precinct 5 Town Council primary and I’m not sure anyone quite expected the final outcome — including the top vote-getter. “I really didn’t expect to finish first,” candidate Penny Ricketts said. “This precinct scared me a little bit, and I don’t know what swayed people to vote for me, but I didn’t expect to do … 0

Letter: Clinging to dollar bill

Thursday, April 17, 2014

In his recent piece, “Shortchanging dollar coin” on April 7, editor Tim Blagg is exactly right about America’s clinging to the one dollar bill — we’re far behind the rest of the world, and will continue to lose out on billions in savings unless we transition from the dollar bill to the dollar coin. We stand arm in arm with Botswana and Argentina … 0

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Letter: TV guide

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Domestic violence, child abuse, drug use and other violence, I believe, is due to the TV programs that everybody, children as well as adults, watches. Most of these programs on most of the TV channels promote violence and immoral actions. There are some channels that air good moral … 0

Letter: Been good to know him

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Well Mickey (Rooney), ya finally took a break! Thanks for the memories! JOHN WESOLOWSKI Greenfield … 0

Editorial: Don’t answer hatred with silence

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hatred never ceases to amaze us. Day after day, we learn of some act of violence, some public expression of loathing, that creates feelings of sorrow, fear and bewilderment. It leaves us asking: How is this possible? And … 0

Mickiwewicz/My Turn: Knowing how to swim

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

As the YMCA in Greenfield’s aquatics director for the past 23 years, I have seen a lot of changes in children over the decades. The majority of children today are pudgier and/or less fit and their average swim skills are very poor; so poor they would not be … 0

Letter: Surprise visitor

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I received a wonderful surprise here in Ruston, La., recently! Bud Foster (Foster’s Super Market) stopped for a visit and lunch. He has been a life-long friend and role model for me. In 1946, I was a student at Mount Hermon School. When I was not in class, … 0

Letter: Women’s issues

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A so-called “Republican War on Women” — effectively coined for President Obama’s successful 2012 re-election campaign — was a topic recently tackled by a panel of women, including Karen Anderson of Orange, a contender for state representative for the 2nd Franklin District. We encourage the readers of The … 0

Letter: Stillwater business

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I am writing in support of Deerfield River Portage (DRP). I had the good fortune to work for Kate Clayton-Jones and Danielle Canedy — the co-owners of this small business — last summer, and I’m extremely pleased that they will be able to continue their operation for at … 0

Letter; Support my candidacy

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

My name is William Bembury and I am running for the position of selectman May 5. I am a retired state employee with 32 years of law enforcement experience. I served in the United States Marine Corps, and was wounded in combat in Vietnam; I am a lifetime … 0

Editorial: These proposed regs stink

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Gauging from the reaction of farmers in western Massachusetts, the state Department of Agricultural Resources did more than step in manure when formulating its proposed plant nutrient application regulations. To put it mildly, the message from the people who raise our food is that what the state wants … 0

den Ouden/My Turn: Mother Russia

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

In the 17th and 18th centuries, Peter I and Catherine the Great, with her well-trained armies, fought a number of wars against the Ottoman Empire. In spite of their numerical inferiority, their troops defeated their rival from the … 0