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Opinion

Editorial: Improving voter registration

Monday, July 6, 2015

Over the course of this year’s annual town meeting season, many Franklin County residents once again experienced our version of grass-roots democracy and the power of the ballot box. The vote is a powerful tool for making decisions that influence the shape of our government as well as our lives now and for the future. Unfortunately, there are too many people who don’t seem to see this. The number of … 0

Letter: War on smokers

Monday, July 6, 2015

How stupid are politicians? All these mentally deranged people we’re reading about are allowed to drive cars, their mentally retarded parents buying guns for their brain-dead offspring and what do our fearless leaders do? They spend billions of dollars preaching, “No smoking any place where another man, woman, child or pets may inhale nasty second hand smoke or the smell of it. The … 0

Letter: River use hazards

Monday, July 6, 2015

I’ve read the article regarding the Deerfield River and Stillwater Bridge. Tubing on the Deerfield seems a natural pastime for the area. But be careful, when the area that is being used to pick up or drop off customers is not controlled by someone or thing, it creates an area that gets used as public recreation. I live near the Delaware River in … 0

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Letter: Movie night

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Hats off to Christy Moore and her Rec Department staff for the wonderful Friday evening we had watching an outdoor movie at the Town Pool. This was the first event held using the new portable stage, which was an awesome purchase for the town, that made the event … 0

Letter: Danger for cyclists

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

In the interest of would-be hikers and cyclists along Northeast Street that connects the town of Amherst and Cushman, I would like to clarify the setting for the tragic death of a young woman last summer referred to in your paper on June 18 (Reprinted from the Daily … 0

Letter: Father of GCC

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Much has been said and written about former State Rep. Walter Kostanski since his death at age 91. And rightly so. Few people contribute as much to improving the quality of life in their community as Walter. Fewer still leave a legacy that spans generations. Among his innumerable … 0

Letter: A changing Iraq

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I always read with interest the letter to the editor from Lou Barber. Instead of giving all this lost military equipment to the Iraqis, give it to the Kurds. They are our only and true allies in the region. When ISIS is finally destroyed, carve out a homeland … 0

Letter: Our educational future

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I’ve lived in Greenfield for the past 16 years. I have two daughters who go to the Greenfield Public Schools, one to the high school and one to the Math and Science Academy. I went to the meeting on Saturday, June 20, which was held at the middle … 0

Editorial: Dare to create

Monday, June 29, 2015

Imagine, for a moment, getting out of one play that really knocked your socks off and then running and laughing through the rain, to find first one and then two restaurants full, and then being delighted to get slices from Village Pizza and drinks at Seymour, before running … 1

Opinion: It wouldn’t hurt Obama to continue to push for gun reform

Monday, June 29, 2015

WASHINGTON — As we continue to mourn the latest mass murder and the president has expressed the anger and frustration that most of us feel, we all can just settle back to wait for the next atrocity and … 0

Letter: Can’t get along with our lives near pipeline

Monday, June 29, 2015

In a recent letter Mr. Bates asks ”why the citizens of Northfield are so up in arms over a pipeline compressor building, proposed to be constructed in our town,” and goes on to exhort us to “live with the dangers and get along with our lives.” Little known … 0

Opinion: It wouldn’t hurt Obama to continue to push for gun reform

Monday, June 29, 2015

WASHINGTON — As we continue to mourn the latest mass murder and the president has expressed the anger and frustration that most of us feel, we all can just settle back to wait for the next atrocity and … 0

Letter: Educate yourself on funeral practices and costs

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor: Thank you for the informative article about our funeral home industry in Massachusetts. At a time of extreme emotion people have come to rely on the services of their funeral home staff to guide them in making some of the most difficult decisions they will … 0