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Editorial: WIC change a good one

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Brief thoughts on some of the events making news from around Franklin County and the North Quabbin area: It’s good to see the Commonwealth of Massachusetts moving to a debit-card system for those who get nutritional help through the federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. Of course, we don’t know if the state had much of a choice, given that the federal government is mandating that … 0

Blagg: Reporting’s risks

Sunday, October 19, 2014

By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press BAGHDAD — Militants unleashed a wave of attacks on Thursday targeting Shiite areas in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, killing at least 38 people and wounding dozens, officials said. The deadliest attack took place when two parked car-bombs exploded simultaneously in a commercial area in the northern Dolaie neighborhood, killing 14 civilians and wounding 34 others. By AHMED … 0

Letter: Benefiting others

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Monday, Oct. 6, I was privileged to take part in a fundraiser event at the restaurant Hope and Olive in Greenfield. This particular event night benefited the nonprofit Diggity Service Dogs, which trains and places rescued dogs as assistive service dogs for psychiatric purposes. Everything about the evening was amazing ... the concept, the atmosphere, the food, the all-volunteer service, the guests and … 0

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Letter: Save the world

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Global warming is getting really bad and I thought a way of making people aware could be sending a letter to our local newspaper. I don’t feel people understand how bad global warming is getting. Global warming has gotten to a point where, if temperatures go up 2 … 1

Letter: Seeing the beauty

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Railroad Salvage: In 1954-55, after graduation from GHS, I worked at this store, upstairs where men’s suits were being made. I was doing the shipping orders. Downstairs, on a very large machine, I was punching out time cards. My boss and owner, Mr. Bill Palestine, who was so … 0

Editorial: Paying for a new DPW head

Friday, October 10, 2014

Greenfield is going to have to hire another person to head the Department of Public Works. As reported in The Recorder, Arthur Baker, who has been the DPW director for just the last 19 months, has resigned with the intention of finding work in the private sector with … 0

Letter: Observing conflict

Friday, October 10, 2014

Sometimes worthy causes come into conflict. An example of that is the question of removing the Wiley-Russell dam on the Green River north of Meridian Street. On the one side we have historical preservation; on the other, restoring the Green River to its natural state. The preservationists argue … 0

Letter: Let’s pass ‘2’

Friday, October 10, 2014

At Mass Audubon’s Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, we clean up trash all year from the banks of the Mill River and out in the meadows. Ballot Question 2 will remove many littered bottles from our beautiful natural areas and get them into recycling facilities where they belong. The original … 1

Letter: Impressed with Korpita

Friday, October 10, 2014

Nov. 4 is a very important date for all registered voters to decide on various political positions that would best serve our communities. We have been lifelong residents of Deerfield and have engaged in several conversations with Dylan Korpita to learn about his views and plans for the … 0

Editorial: Let all gubernatorial candidates debate

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Getting straight talk about the gubernatorial race in Massachusetts can, at times, be difficult. Campaign ads are often a distraction from finding out where the candidates actually stand on the issues, and also provide little or no sense as to how these individuals respond to spontaneous moments, let … 0

In the Arena: The talk in Montague

Thursday, October 9, 2014

The First Amendment and the state Open Meeting Law weren’t on the agenda at this week’s Montague selectmen’s meeting, but they sure played a role in helping shape the conversation. The Montague board had scheduled what would have been its fourth executive session related to the sale of … 0

Letter: All about water

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Water is in danger all over the U.S. Drought conditions are intensifying and reservoirs are drying up in the west. In Texas, whole communities are without water. Only 2.5 percent of the world’s water is drinkable. Obscenely wealthy investment interests are gaining private control of water as a … 1

Letter: Comic strip criticism

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Years ago, there were complainers to this newspaper who said stuff about “Beetle Bailey,” such as it being “offensive” and “dehumanizing many” and “sexist.” You dropped it because you thought it wasn’t funny anymore, saying it was too dependent on its “sexist” humor. I would agree that it … 0