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Editorial: Creative economy building in Greenfield

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Greenfield and its downtown have long been a hub of activity for the community and its neighbors in Franklin County. Much of it is activity of an economic nature, given the different types of business that attract people to the area. The traditional economic engines — retail establishments, restaurants, tourist sights and other services — that help power the community seem poised to be joined by another engine in creating … 0

In the Arena: Greenfield's tax-rate reduction

Thursday, August 27, 2015

If I were a Greenfield taxpayer — and there’s many reasons why I’m not — the question I’d be asking in the wake of last week’s Town Council meeting is: What did my government just spend $1.4 million on? The council voted to go along with Mayor Bill Martin’s plan to use that money to reduce a tax rate, which His Honor freely … 0

Letter: Stolen decorations

Thursday, August 27, 2015

I would like to know who is low enough to steal all of the decorations off of my family’s plot between Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 15 and 16). I had two beautiful blue rose bouquet — one white, one lavender — along with wisterias hanging from twisted vines. They were beautiful, not something that had seen better days. I can’t express how angry … 0

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Letter: Growing Greenfield

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Letter: Protecting our valley

Letter: Margaret Sanger

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Tim Grant’s letter (“Planned Parenthood is Despicable,” Aug. 12) is full of inaccuracies and misconceptions. Planned Parenthood has done nothing illegal in donating fetal tissue for scientific research. They obtain full consent from the patient and do not receive financial benefit, only reimbursement for costs. As a scholar … 0

Letter: Arc’s building plan

Thursday, August 20, 2015

I am extremely disappointed to read that the United Arc decided to build on Summer Street. I would have thought that they would be neighborly and decide on a larger site that presented less problems to the neighborhood. I agree wholeheartedly that there is a need for elderly/disabled … 0

Letter: WiredWest under attack

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Various entities would like towns to skip WiredWest and go with the aforesaid entities. Why? Because those same entities would like to earn money for themselves. WiredWest is the only organization that returns profits to the towns because the towns ARE WiredWest. All the other organizations will keep … 0

Editorial: Heath deserves better from state

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Heath has to date done what’s been expected of the community to make a new safety complex a reality. It applied for and received a state grant toward the long overdue project. The state government, however, has since withdrawn its $2 million grant, because of last-minute deficit-cutting. But … 0

Letter: Sanders for change

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I think many of us understand that to really have an effect on the present situation it has to come out of a grass-roots movement, Bernie Sanders is advocating that and has repeated it over and over: That this is not about him, but about us. I believe … 1

Letter: Dr. Zinn will be missed

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Dear Dr. Daniel Zinn: My wife and I were so lucky that you were the Pediatrician on call on Dec. 22, 2005 and June 7, 2010. You were the first human being to touch both of my children as they entered into the world. For both Joshua and … 0

Letter: Fenway magic

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Aug. 1 was the best day of my summer. I went to Fenway Park with Northfield Recreation led by Bridget Hammond. Forty-some fans, 8 to 80, watch the Red Sox beat Tampa Bay. We were baked by the sun, we were rained on, we saw a fight. I … 0

Letter: Face traffic

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Oh, how the regulators have circumvented commonsense on bicycling, walking and jogging. In my day, that being in 1940s, I was taught by my mother to walk, ride my bike or jog FACING TRAFFIC. Here is where common sense comes into the equation. Riding into traffic you can … 0

Letter: Done with the Patriots

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The football season is firing up for another season. Goodbye Tom Brady, goodbye the Patriots and goodbye Bob Kraft. I shall not waste my time watching crybabies and cheaters. Anyone who lies, cheats and destroys any evidence that might incriminate their wrongdoing does not belong in organized professional … 0

Letter: Volunteering in Nicaragua

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I recently returned from a volunteer trip to the beautiful, developing country of Nicaragua, with several classmates from Frontier Regional High School. While there we helped to build walls on a learning center in a small village called Pantanal. I volunteered with a nonprofit organization called Amped for … 0