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Editorial: Don’t hide domestic abuse reports

Friday, April 18, 2014

In the past, we’ve supported making sure that when a domestic violence case gets into court, the judge has all the information necessary to make a decision that might bring an end to such abuse — including any pertinent facts from the accused’s past. In the continuing effort to provide greater protection for the victims of such abuse, however, there is now an alarming provision being proposed that would do … 0

McDougall/My Turn: A garden and its people

Friday, April 18, 2014

It started one stultifying August day when Rich Pascale of Shoestring Farm brought his Gravely “walk-behind tractor” down from the hills to help break ground for the Pleasant Street Community Garden on the grounds of the Davis Street School Administration Building. Rich worked steadily for eight hours, stopping only a couple of times to sip water, until we had the inkling of a … 1

Letter: Quick thinking

Friday, April 18, 2014

In regard to the Kinder Morgan gas pipeline taking a proposed cut through Franklin County and specifically through the Town of Montague: The Turners Falls water commissioners will allow the pipeline to “access their property near Lake Pleasant” (Recorder, April 4). This is a water supply protection district and a major aquifer at the Montague Plains area which is a water supply for … 0

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McDougall/My Turn: A garden and its people

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"The Hungry Heart"

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

Letter: ADA compliance

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

As a strong and experienced advocate for persons with disabilities (39 years with the previous ADA Commission of Greenfield), I think it should be a priority for all towns, nonprofits, government, state leaders to protect, advocate and implement ADA regulations. Currently, Bill No. 1164 — sponsored by Rep. … 0

Letter: Bad regulations

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I’m a farmer. I care about the environment and depend on it to produce healthy, nutritious crops. Sales of my crops can be easily damaged by food safety scares resulting from someone cutting corners so I understand the need for regulation. However, as a small businessperson, I don’t … 0

Editorial: Etched in our memory

Monday, April 14, 2014

In Massachusetts, April 15 has more meaning than just the deadline for filing one’s taxes. One year ago, on a day that has become an important American event, the annual running of the Boston Marathon became a terrorist … 0

Editorial: Dreaded tax deadline

Monday, April 14, 2014

April 15 is the day Americans love to hate for a simple reason: Our federal and state tax returns are due. This year, because of the way the calendar falls, everyone is supposed to file on time. New … 0

Dunlap/My Turn: Untangling opiate abuse

Monday, April 14, 2014

Across Massachusetts, lives are being wasted. State police have recorded nearly 200 deaths from drug overdoses since November, but the actual number could be even higher, as figures from the largest three cities — Boston, Worcester, and Springfield — are not included in the totals. The commonwealth is … 0

Letter: Vote and help

Monday, April 14, 2014

The recent letter from Ms. Ann Dorr regarding Rex Trailer, his children’s program, “Boomtown,” and Senate Bill 1622 recognizing his contribution to awareness of the handicapped caught my attention on several levels. At 12, I was a bit old for the “Boomtown” show in 1956, however, there were … 0