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Opinion

Editorial: Closing the digital divide in Mass.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

While broadband Internet service might once have been considered a luxury, that’s no longer the case. This high-speed method of transmitting data and other information has to be seen as a necessity and a crucial component for economic stability and growth, no matter where you might live in Massachusetts. Yet, economics have held back rural parts of the state when it comes to having such a service, particularly in the … 0

In the Arena: Rosenberg’s road ahead

Thursday, September 3, 2015

A few quick hitters as we prepare to say adios to the summer of 2015. Senate President Stan Rosenberg appears to have taken to heart the criticism over his perceived silence regarding the proposed Kinder Morgan natural gas pipeline. After months of trying to ride down the middle of the road, Rosenberg has recently made a series of very strong statements on the … 0

Letter: Lucky to have him

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Orange is very fortunate to have a leader like Jim Young. When I was children’s librarian at Wheeler Memorial Library, Jim’s mother would regularly bring him and his sisters to the library. From the time he could first talk, every time he came in, I would hear, “Do you have any books about firefighters?” “Do you have any books about fire trucks?” Jim … 0

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I think the signs are great ! So they made a mistake. They can be fixed, thank you State, DOT or what-ever...(full comment)

Editorial: The people behind Internet choices

If you watch your caller ID, the telemarketers sometimes show up as Rhajastan. Is there a Rhajastan, MA? Local jobs? HA. ...(full comment)

Eiseman/My Turn: The pipeline PR pitch

Editorial: The people behind Internet choices

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Brief thoughts on some of the events making news from around Franklin County and the North Quabbin area: The efforts to bring faster Internet services to those communities now underserved or not served at all in the Franklin County continues to progress, slowly. Behind this work are many … 1

Letter: Protect our land, rights

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Rep. Garrett Bradley, D-Hingham, has filed House Bill 3690 to take and destroy conservation and recreation land in Sandisfield on behalf of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan. His legislation seeks an easement over protected conservation land to facilitate construction of the Connecticut Expansion … 2

Letter: Troubling personality

Sunday, August 30, 2015

My potential comments toward Mr. Donald Trump are not meant to be inflammatory or derogatory statements, but rather a character study of his personality, of which includes his behavioral traits. This top runner for the Republican nomination is said to be a narcissist. Narcissism is when one dwells … 1

Editorial: We must address our gun problem

Friday, August 28, 2015

What began as a routine television interview became, in seconds, gruesome evidence of the intersection of narcissism, social media and the American gun culture. If any good is to come of Wednesday’s fatal shooting of two young journalists … 2

Letter: The pipeline question

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lately, I have heard constant discussions regarding the proposed natural gas pipeline. Everyone is talking about it. Posters that say “Stop the Pipeline” have adorned lawns all over Massachusetts and petitions are constantly being handed to me, asking to be signed. My question is why is a pipeline … 2

Letter: Vital override

Friday, August 28, 2015

I am writing to respond to the article “Budget veto override means funding for homeless youth” in the Aug 22 paper. As more unpleasant news pops up in the paper every day, and funding for almost every public service seems to be dwindling, I was pleasantly surprised reading … 0

Letter: Right choice for Lunt

Friday, August 28, 2015

I live not far from the old Lunt factory. I was very glad the mayor and Town Council signed the contract for a detox/rehab center; Franklin County needs this. We have a serious drug problem here and people need our help. No one knows what it’s like to … 0

Letter: Multiple uses

Friday, August 28, 2015

One-time use? Are you kidding? We use plastic grocery bags for a number of things: to store ice in the freezer; take to the Y to put our wet swimsuit in to bring home; in all our wastebaskets in the house and in the car for our rubbish; … 0

Editorial: Creative economy building in Greenfield

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Greenfield and its downtown have long been a hub of activity for the community and its neighbors in Franklin County. Much of it is activity of an economic nature, given the different types of business that attract people to the area. The traditional economic engines — retail establishments, … 0

In the Arena: Greenfield's tax-rate reduction

Thursday, August 27, 2015

If I were a Greenfield taxpayer — and there’s many reasons why I’m not — the question I’d be asking in the wake of last week’s Town Council meeting is: What did my government just spend $1.4 million on? The council voted to go along with Mayor Bill … 1