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Editorial: Harvest Supper wants you

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Free Harvest Supper, for a little more than a decade, has been embraced by Greenfield and the community as a food-filled fun event in the open air by Greenfield’s Town Common. Now, the committee that has been the backbone of the event is calling out for others to get involved to ensure it continues. Particularly, people are being sought now to help in the months leading up to the … 0

Thompson and Hutchins/My Turn: Biomass ordinance troubling

Friday, May 29, 2015

For several years, Greenfield has been wrestling with the question of biomass energy. A 2009 proposal by Madera Energy to build a biomass electricity plant was opposed by some residents and regional activists concerned with a slew of perceived threats. Plans for the facility were scrapped. In 2013, the Greenfield Town Council voted a 17-month moratorium on large-scale biomass facilities, during which time … 0

Letter: Divided Hawley

Friday, May 29, 2015

If anyone “missed the point” about Hawley’s recent town meeting, it was the author of letter written by Trina Sternstein (May 20). Having known Mrs. Sternstein since childhood, I was surprised she would pen such a hostile misrepresentation of reality. Contrary to the letter’s suggestion, there most likely was a majority of voters ready to back Article 54, to withdraw from WiredWest. Indeed, … 0

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Letter: Sorry they’re gone

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Recently, we lost one of our priceless blessings and an absolute gem in our area, Bruce’s Browser. Diane Lincoln and her team created an oasis to refresh our souls and our community. Whether enjoying a milkshake made by Mary, reading the fabulous bumper sticker collection, buying local artists’ … 0

Letter: Timetable mistake

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

It is a tale as old as railroading: the disconnect between the marketing and the operating departments. Add in a bunch of foolish politicians trying to get the egg off their faces and you are going to miss your train. I’m referring to the newly published AMTRAK SYSTEM … 0

Letter: Healthy teen choices

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Spring time brings excitement for teens as they make plans for prom and graduation. This time of year is a high-risk time for underage drinking and illegal drug use. As parents and guardians, being informed and prepared can keep your children safe. While most students will make healthy … 0

Editorial: Don’t leave consumers holding the electric bill

Monday, May 25, 2015

Angry constituents who flooded state Sen. Donald Humason’s office this winter with phone calls had one simple message — help. They felt ripped off by their electricity companies for sending them large final bills after they switched to a competitive supplier. They were right to be angry. Many … 0

Culleny: Feeding American ignorance

Monday, May 25, 2015

“What journalists choose and how journalists frame inescapably arises out of what journalists believe.” That observation, made by journalist Michael Kelly, should not be news given human nature and that journalists are human. To be purely unbiased is … 0

Letter: Rosenberg and pipeline

Monday, May 25, 2015

You have to hand it to Stan Rosenberg. He’s managed to cultivate a positive image for himself, despite apparently selling out his constituents on the Kinder Morgan pipeline issue. Any benefit to the public from this project is incidental. The New England states are incapable of consuming the … 0

Letter: Hypocritical

Monday, May 25, 2015

The hypocritical left has stepped on their own shoelaces again. These politically correct do-gooders were once leading the charge against parents who correct their children with which was then called child abuse, assault with intent to do bodily injury and had the child welfare looking over their shoulder. … 0

Letter: Use this song’s power

Monday, May 25, 2015

Back in 1936, Paul Robeson, a black baritone singer, sang “Ol’ Man River” in the movie “Showboat. The song depicts the black man’s history in America and has never lost its effectiveness throughout the years. It is very bit as powerful today as it was first performed in … 0

Letter: Bicycle escape

Monday, May 25, 2015

Do you like bicycles? Do you like free beer? Do you like fresh air? Have I got just the thing for you! The American Lung Association and The People’s Pint will be having an Information Night on Monday, June 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bicycle World … 0

Editorial: Observing Memorial Day

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Brief thoughts on some of the events making news from around Franklin County and the North Quabbin area: The nation observes Memorial Day today, a day for remembering and honoring the men and women who gave their lives in the service of their country. Rooted in the Civil … 0