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: 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

Letter: Missing specifics

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tim Neumann’s response to Darlene Clark’s letter of March 31, regarding religious books at the World Eye Bookshop would have been more effectual had he cited some of the texts in question. But he states specifically in his closing paragraph that he “did not see the specific display … 0

Editorial: Watch out for Stillwater parking

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Brief thoughts on some of the events making news from around Franklin County and the North Quabbin: We expect that it will be a busy summer for the Deerfield Police Department around the Stillwater Bridge, now that the available parking has been reduced. TransCanada Corp., which owns part … 0

Blagg: Time may be running out

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Somewhere on the bottom of the Indian Ocean, some 1,000 miles west of Australia, three miles down, there may be an answer to the mystery that’s been baffling the world for the last month. Is the wreckage of … 0

Letter: Forget the ‘slams’

Sunday, April 13, 2014

We are one nation “under God” and all have a right to their opinions, a great part of our freedom! Anita Fritz has a right, as well as Al Norman and so many others in your city. We here in Orange are thankful for our Wal-Marts. Oh, we … 0