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Opinion

Editorial: French King retail project hits a side track

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

For four years and counting, the proposed retail development off French King Highway in Greenfield has been traveling the tracks of Massachusetts’ legal system. Accepting the fact that justice cannot be rushed, this case has demonstrated that not only do the legal wheels turn slowly; the journey involves some side tracks as well. It makes you glad that the court system isn’t running public transportation in the state. Recently, Greenfield … 0

Jeffers/My Turn: The view from CSO management

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Clinical & Support Options Inc. (CSO) is a nonprofit behavioral health agency that serves more than 14,500 individuals and their families of the Pioneer Valley and employs more than 580 members of our communities. As you may know, some employees held a strike organized by the SEIU Local 509 (union) last week. As chief executive officer of CSO, it is difficult to see … 0

Letter: Neighbors unite

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

We neighbors in the mapped Incineration Zone on Lower Road are looking closely at proceedings here as Incineration Lines continue in Kinder Morgan filed maps with FERC, from the East Deerfield Railyard, across by Woolman Hill under Routes 5 and 10, via privately owned fields owned by neighbors, crossing over lush yards and streams, and boring a BIG hole under the Deerfield River, … 0

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Editorial: Tax holiday about perceptions

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Will they or won’t they? It’s the annual teasing of the Massachusetts public with our Legislature debating the OK for a sales tax holiday. We doubt very much that lawmakers will say “no” to suspending the 6.25 percent sales tax for a weekend, despite professed misgivings or hesitation … 0

Brewster/My Turn: To our rescue

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Although the news reports about the woman and child stranded on Mount Sugarloaf kindly kept us anonymous, I wanted to publicly thank the people who rescued my 4-year-old son and me on a recent Wednesday night. We’re not experienced hikers, but after walking the paved road up for … 0

Letter: Support appreciated

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Thank you on behalf of Warwick’s dedicated and determined firefighters, for all of your kind words and publicity for our cause. It is humbling to be part of this great project of building Warwick’s Public Safety Building, even more so due to the support and encouragement of our … 0

Letter: Trouble with eggs

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The U.S. egg industry is reeling from a colossal outbreak of avian flu, mostly among egg-laying chickens. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 48 million birds, accounting for 11 percent of the nation’s egg-laying hens, have been slaughtered for fear of infection during the past few months. … 0

Letter: Our power capacity

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tom Relihan’s piece, “Utilities: Electric rates to drop, but root cause of spikes remains,” is the kind of balanced, well-researched stuff we need on a subject of both immediate (pocketbook) and larger (Greenland may be melting) concern. Some comments: Testimony to his objectivity (tough in this town) is … 2

Letter: Cautionary tale

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

I was told this story from a Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles person. A young man was tested for his beginners driver’s licensee, and passed. However, the official cautioned the driver that he should be aware of the speed limit signs. In the afternoon, the trooper was on … 0

Editorial: Olympic bid too risky a financial gamble

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

It might have been fun. But oh, the sticker shock. The demise of Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics shows that people can love the spirit of the games and want great things for their state without … 0

Letter: Share the road

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I was disheartened and saddened to read the recent news of the fatal collision on Routes 5 & 10. Bicyclists, runners, and pedestrians have a right to utilize roadways and should act responsibly when doing so. However, too many vehicle drivers do not seem to take care when … 0

Letter: FERC, grow a backbone

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Dear FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission): Will you ever become a responsible, responsive regulatory agency? By which we mean regulate? As opposed caving in to corporate profiteering? Fracking has already been deemed dangerous to the point of being declared illegal in three states. More statewide bans are sure … 1

Letter: Step up, Stan

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

An Open Letter to Sen. Stanley Rosenberg: It’s been just about a full year now since Sen. Rosenberg’s last written release regarding the planed Northeast Energy Direct Project (NED); today a letter to FERC requesting a delay for the scheduled scoping hearing in Greenfield. Your words (and Letterhead) … 0