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Editorial: Keep increasing composting

Friday, October 2, 2015

You don’t have to convince us about the benefits of composting. Getting food waste, soiled paper plates, cups and napkins out of the stream that would otherwise be headed to some incinerator or landfill makes sound economic sense for any number of Franklin County communities. According to the Franklin County Solid Waste Management District, the cost of sending a community’s trash to either a landfill or energy-from-waste facility on Bondi’s … 0

Letter: Backing McMillan

Friday, October 2, 2015

I strongly support Jesse McMillan as a candidate for Greenfield School Committee. This energetic young professional is a graduate of the Greenfield school system and is now a public school teacher in Pittsfield. Even when he was a young teen, Jesse showed obvious potential and a willingness to commit enormous amounts of energy and time to worthwhile town projects. I first met and … 0

Editorial: Greenfield election on horizon

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Greenfield’s voters will have a unique opportunity next month. On Nov. 3, residents head to the polls at Greenfield High School to essentially make over their local government. A change in the town’s charter has put every seat on every elected board before the voters this fall. Voters will be deciding who will make up the 13-seat Town Council, with residents picking the … 0

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Editorial: Clothing kids for cooler days ahead

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The weekend’s bright sunshine was accompanied by cooler temperatures, a subtle hint that the season is changing. And while October holds the promise of similar glorious days in the sun, the fact remains that people are putting away the shorts and summer wear for apparel better suited for … 0

Reid/My Turn: The Church’s paternalism toward women

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Pope Francis’s recent easing of the Roman Catholic Church’s policy of automatic excommunication for women who have had an abortion bespeaks his compassionate nature that has already endeared him to many. But it draws attention to a deeply … 3

Letter: Different views on life?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The front page tragic story, Monday, Sept. 21, about Baby Bella’s death is horrifying as she was killed because she was thought to be “a child of Satan.” But as John Bos reminds us in his column in the same issue “Our state of war” that half a … 0

Letter: Put Nunez back on board

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I have worked with Adrienne Nunez on the Greenfield School Committee for the past year. In this past year, I have come to realize that Adrienne is an excellent School Committee member and the students and taxpayers of Greenfield would benefit from electing Adrienne to serve another term. … 0

Letter: Two for Town Council

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I am writing to show my support and to urge Greenfield citizens to vote for two people who I think would make great at-large councilors: Penny Ricketts and Nathaniel (Natty) Hussey. Penny, as many of you probably already know, is a dynamic force of nature who campaigns tirelessly … 0

Editorial: Battle of bands turns to battle of words

Monday, September 28, 2015

Down at the Three County Fair in Northampton, and in social media comments ricocheting around the globe, people got passionate about “sultry.” That’s the word a female judge wrote on a comment form — actually, it was “use the sultry” — after a Sept. 5 performance by three … 0

Letter: A decision maker

Monday, September 28, 2015

Finding out what has happened elsewhere may make a difference as to what people can expect to see here with the idea of putting that pipeline through upper-Massachusetts. It’s no wonder we hear so many stories about folks in Texas being out of touch with even their own … 0

Editorial: In keeping with Church Street Home’s mission

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Brief thoughts on some of the events making news from around Franklin County and the North Quabbin area: It seems quite appropriate that while the Church Street Home in Greenfield may no longer be providing independent senior women physically with a place to call home, it will continue … 0

Letter: The Obama mess

Sunday, September 27, 2015

I just saw our paper tiger president say he was going to confront Russia for going into Syria. I thought Americans in this country were smart, but as each day goes by, I don’t think so. For instance, after “What Difference Does It Make” has left the office … 1

Letter: My school board candidacy

Sunday, September 27, 2015

To the community: I am running for School Committee because of my commitment to Greenfield and to respecting other people and their opinions. I have watched or attended at least 12 School Committee meetings recently and I can guarantee I will never be disrespectful, if elected. I will … 0