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Opinion

Editorial: Graham’s blind to Benghazi facts

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

If there’s anything that illustrates the current “take no prisoners” mood in the Congress, it’s Sen. Lindsey Graham’s reaction to a long-awaited report by the House Intelligence Committee on the attack on Sept. 11, 2012, on our diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. An attack there killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, … 0

Connelly/My Turn: Eliminating plastics

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Plastic trash kills sea animals: turtles, whales, birds and fish. Very few people don’t know this, a tiny minority does not care. Some plastic trash is intentionally created micro particles added to products like toothpaste and some soap gels, supposedly with the purpose of increasing the cleaning power of these products. It has been found, however, that these tiny plastic bits can wedge … 0

Letter: Don’t litter

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

I think people should not litter. It hurts animals and the world. Some animals are getting hurt because they eat the litter and die. It is easy just to pick it up and throw it away. It makes the world a bad place. It looks ugly. So help the world to make it a good place. When I drive by, I see a … 0

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Attendees should be educated on both sides of the pipeline issue. They are only going to get the industries very slanted view...(full comment)

Kinder Morgan, Franklin County Chamber of Commerce organize meeting on pipeline for businesses

Hopefully the organizers of this event will provide an equal opportunity for these individuals to have an equally informative event about other...(full comment)

Kinder Morgan, Franklin County Chamber of Commerce organize meeting on pipeline for businesses

Shepard/My Turn: Unfair representation

Monday, November 17, 2014

I love to watch Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown” on CNN. Typically his show is an education and features the culture, customs, social issues consciousness and, most of all, the food that originates from the places he visits. Not completely so in his Massachusetts show that aired on Nov. … 0

Letter: Wireless issues

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Nov. 12 article “WiredWest or wireless?” presents Warwick’s broadband network as an alternative to the high-speed optical fibre network that WiredWest has proposed. It is important to realize that Warwick’s solution is unique to Warwick. A wireless (radio) network depends upon a line-of-sight path between a user … 0

Letter: Where FERC stands

Monday, November 17, 2014

There is only one thing to know and remember about the pipeline atrocity at this juncture. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) will not be accountable to the public interest or social or environmental well-being. FERC is in the pockets of industry and corporate power — i.e. The … 0

Letter: Sobering state

Monday, November 17, 2014

Holy Gas Pipeline Batman! Here’s a sobering statistic that should make any gas pipeline proponent shutter. For opponents, I suggest that this be forwarded to your respective political faction. By the way, pen my name in the opposition column. According to Popular Science Magazine, 800 is the number … 0

Editorial: Finding right course on sidewalks

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Brief thoughts on some of the events making news from around Franklin County and the North Quabbin area: As seen in Turners Falls recently, questions about using a downtown sidewalk as part of a retail space versus keeping it clear for pedestrians can be a contentious issue. Store … 0

Blagg: President out of touch

Sunday, November 16, 2014

It’s time to take a step back and look at our efforts to deal with ISIS, the so-called “Islamic State” group that has caused so much suffering and death in Iraq and Syria. Unfortunately, it’s becoming clear that … 0

Letter: Fun First Friday

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Thanks to the organizers and merchants involved in Nov. 7’s First Friday event. Although I have been to several, “Mystery on Main” is my favorite theme so far. Dark, brisk, windy — a perfect evening for a mystery! What a treat it was to meet my partner and … 0

Letter: Stabilization cash

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Kudos to Rowe voters for voting “yes” on Article 12 at the Nov. 12, Special Town Meeting. The Stabilization Fund is our town’s savings account, so it is important that we keep a substantial balance in this account in anticipation for what the future might hold. For 14 … 0

Letter: Informing the public

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The last section of your column of Oct. 13 had me thinking that I was reading the first section of Mark Twain’s “The War Prayer,” which should be part of the curriculum in public schools but would probably be censored. It certainly echoed the editorial of Sept. 11, … 0

Editorial: Mitigating weather trouble

Friday, November 14, 2014

Proactive or reactive? It’s a choice, but the former is usually the preferred method, especially when we’re talking about dealing with Mother Nature at her most destructive. So we’re glad to see a number of local communities taking the proactive approach to problems that they’ve seen before, but … 0