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Editorial: Don’t hide domestic abuse reports

Friday, April 18, 2014

In the past, we’ve supported making sure that when a domestic violence case gets into court, the judge has all the information necessary to make a decision that might bring an end to such abuse — including any pertinent facts from the accused’s past. In the continuing effort to provide greater protection for the victims of such abuse, however, there is now an alarming provision being proposed that would do … 0

McDougall/My Turn: A garden and its people

Friday, April 18, 2014

It started one stultifying August day when Rich Pascale of Shoestring Farm brought his Gravely “walk-behind tractor” down from the hills to help break ground for the Pleasant Street Community Garden on the grounds of the Davis Street School Administration Building. Rich worked steadily for eight hours, stopping only a couple of times to sip water, until we had the inkling of a … 1

Letter: Quick thinking

Friday, April 18, 2014

In regard to the Kinder Morgan gas pipeline taking a proposed cut through Franklin County and specifically through the Town of Montague: The Turners Falls water commissioners will allow the pipeline to “access their property near Lake Pleasant” (Recorder, April 4). This is a water supply protection district and a major aquifer at the Montague Plains area which is a water supply for … 0

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McDougall/My Turn: A garden and its people

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"The Hungry Heart"

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

In the Arena: Was it something I said?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

From the “no good deed ever goes unpunished” file, the voters of Greenfield’s Precinct 5 will head into next week’s primary election without getting to see its three Town Council candidates debate the issues. A televised debate had been scheduled at the Greenfield Community Television studio, but was … 0

Letter: The Erving election

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I wish to support Bill Pease for the current Board of Selectmen position. I have lived all of my life and I have been a business owner for over 34 years in the Town of Erving. I feel the Board of Selectmen and town government in general needs … 0

Letter: Wainstein clear choice

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Respected local attorney Rob Wainstein is running to represent Precinct 5 on the Town Council. Of the three candidates on the primary ballot on April 15, Rob is my clear choice. Rob’s calm demeanor, levelheadedness and diplomatic skill will serve the interests of our town well, as the … 0

Letter: He’s got my vote

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I will be voting for Rob Wainstein on April 15 for Precinct 5 town councilor. Rob is dedicated to our helping our community move forward. He has good ideas about how Greenfield can benefit from the return of passenger trains with opportunities for spin-off economic development. His professional … 0