Editorial: Best to all at Boston Marathon

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Brief thoughts on some of the events making news from around Franklin County and the North Quabbin area: Good luck to all the runners at the Boston Marathon today. It’s a grueling 26.2 miles that calls for stamina and strength. And this year’s race, a year after the terrorist attacks, is bound to require emotional strength as well. We hope one and all are successful in crossing the finish line. … 0

Blagg: A loving response

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Way out in Topeka, Kan., just down the street from a McDonald’s and a Sonic Drive-in, sits a tidy white ediface called the Westboro Baptist Church. Hanging from one end of the building is a banner inscribed “godhatesamerica.com.” Across the street, down from the neat row of cherry trees, someone has painted their … 0

Letter: Pipeline dangers

Sunday, April 20, 2014

To landowners who might be approached for permission to let the pipeline run through their land, I say, “If you value your land and the resources it represents, you’d better say ‘NO.’” There are so many reasons to send Kinder Morgan packing I can only name a few. Remember when they said it would never happen? What about the Exxon Valdez and BP … 0

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McDougall/My Turn: A garden and its people

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"The Hungry Heart"

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

Letter: Let’s vote for Penny

Friday, April 11, 2014

I am a resident of Precinct 5 and echo the comments of Tim Farrell and Teresa Conti. I have known Penny Ricketts for many years. She is a hard-working and dedicated individual who has served on several town committees. While I know that Penny and I both agree … 0

Letter: Good fit for Precinct 5

Friday, April 11, 2014

I urge my friends and neighbors in Precinct 5 to vote for Rob Wainstein as Precinct 5 member of Greenfield’s Town Council, first in the preliminary election on Tuesday, April 15, and again in the general election on Tuesday, June 10. During the years when Rob and I … 0

Letter: Put Penny on council

Friday, April 11, 2014

Precinct 5, please join me April 15 at the Grange to vote Penny Ricketts for councilor. I first met Penny when I served on the Board of Selectmen, since then I have known her to tirelessly volunteer in the community and on numerous boards serving Greenfield. As taxpayers, … 0

Letter: We’re backing Ricketts

Friday, April 11, 2014

It has been our pleasure and honor to call Penny Ricketts our friend. As lifetime resident of Greenfield, we challenge someone to find anyone who has given as much to this community as Penny continues to do. She serves so many different interests a letter to the editor … 0

Letter: Money-saving vote

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Greenfield could save $4,000 if we had Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) also known as Ranked Choice Voting. On April 15, there will be a Precinct 5 preliminary election to narrow the field of three council candidates down to two. With IRV, we could avoid the preliminary election and … 0

Editorial: Not buying Ryan’s budget

Thursday, April 10, 2014

What does it say that Rep. Paul Ryan, the budget guru for the Republican-controlled U.S. House, keeps trying to sell the nation on a spending plan that would leave many Americans — too many Americans — out in … 0