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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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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

Letter: Rabbits and Easter

Sunday, April 13, 2014

I am writing to urge parents, who are considering the purchase of a rabbit for their children this Easter, to reconsider. Rabbits are adorable and fun when they are babies, but will they still be perceived this way in 6 months? Will they end up forgotten and alone … 0

Letter: Walk in their boots

Sunday, April 13, 2014

If for one week the Boston politicians that make rules for farmers to follow would change places with the farmer and deal with real stuff, they would know what they are talking about. MARLENE ANDOGNINI Rowe … 0

Letter: Clearly, they care

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Once in a while, an unforgettable person or group comes into our lives, and so it was with us insofar as are concerned the housekeepers, aides, therapists, certified nursing assistants, nurses and the management staff itself of Charlene Manor Extended Care Facility in Greenfield. Throughout my wife Roberta’s … 0

Editorial: Closing in on a superintendent?

Friday, April 11, 2014

As the search for a new superintendent for Greenfield plods along, two of the four finalists have walked away. Jahmal Mosley, who had been working in Somerset, dropped out after accepting a job elsewhere, less than a week after Timothy Lee, a principal in Lenox, withdrew his application. … 0

Ruggles/My Turn: My life with autism

Friday, April 11, 2014

Editor’s note: Logan Ruggles, the grandson of Terry and Vanna Ruggles of Greenfield, delivered this speech on autism to an all-school meeting at the Tilton School, a private high school in New Hampshire in April of 2013. Logan, 10, who has a form of autism, researched and wrote … 0

Letter: Make it Wainstein

Friday, April 11, 2014

I believe Rob Wainstein is far and away the best candidate the voters of Precinct 5 can send to Greenfield’s Town Council and I urge all my neighbors here in Precinct 5 to join me in voting for him, first in the preliminary election on Tuesday, April 15, … 0