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Editorial: Let them play

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Council’s decision making it harder for middle school athletes to compete on the varsity level this fall can be couched in all sorts of language about competition and integrity, of fairness and even gaming the system. Apparently missing from the conversation is consideration of the impact on the students themselves, both the middle-schoolers and their potential high school teammates. Here’s what has happened: The MIAC, one … 0

In the Arena: Election night disappointment

Thursday, May 21, 2015

The only thing missing from Montague Town Hall on Monday night was a boom box playing a continuous loop of “Garden Party” by the late Ricky Nelson. Just as Nelson was booed out of Madison Square Garden on that fateful night in 1971, Montague Selectman Mark Fairbrother has been summarily dismissed by voters in one of the more decisive electoral skunkings in recent … 0

Letter: My Meadows view

Thursday, May 21, 2015

I agree with Priscilla Collins; Greenfield is a small rural town and income levels are low and we are paying the third-highest property tax rate in the state ($17.5 per $1,000). We are paying more than double or triple most other towns and cities our size. But I don’t agree with what Collins said about the wealthy homeowners in the area of the … 0

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Letter: Colrain’s poverty numbers

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I would like to take issue with the poverty rate of 46 percent that Mary Parsons mentioned at the Colrain Annual Town Meeting. (“Colrain approves $2.4 million for high-speed Internet,” by Tom Relihan, May 6). She is suggesting that nearly half the town of Colrain is at or … 0

Letter: Won’t be intimidated

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Concerning the recent response by Steve Nelson of WiredWest to my comments on the project, perhaps I should be offended. However, in general, I am not surprised. Indeed, if anything, Mr. Nelson’s statements prove what I have said all along. Namely, instead of arguing the issue on the … 0

Letter: Committed to Montague

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

This letter is in support of Rich Kuklewicz for the Montague Board of Selectmen. I have known Rich as a fellow town meeting member for the last 23 years and have been consistently impressed with his ability to listen to a diverse set of arguments, then formulate his … 0

Letter: Happy to support Kuklewicz

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

An open note to the registered voters in the Town of Montague. This is a first for me. I have never publicly endorsed or supported a candidate for local government office ... until this year. When I first heard Rich Kuklewicz was going to run for selectman, I … 0

Letter: Montague, make it Kuklewicz

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I have known Rich Kuklewicz for over eight years, and want to show my support as he runs for a seat on the Montague Board of Selectmen. I have always known Rich to be a very fair, honest, and sensible person who takes in to consideration all aspects … 0

Letter: Barton Cove use

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Another beautiful week went by and still the Barton Cove boat ramp is not open. I have tried for years to figure out who holds the key and when will they decide to unlock the gate. I can fish elsewhere on the river or many other places in … 0

Letter: He has our vote

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Rich Kuklewicz has our vote on May 18 for town selectman. With past and present experience serving on many committees in the town of Montague, we are confident that these experiences will help him succeed in making a positive change in the community and giving Montague a person … 0

Editorial: Campaign provides GCC help with mission

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Taking care of the core while reaching for the stars — that’s one way to describe what happens at Greenfield Community College. On the surface, the school is fulfilling its mission that it started with back in 1962 when it opened: offering people of Franklin County an opportunity … 0

Letter: Thinking of Kuklewicz

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

My first thoughts on Rich Kuklewicz: a person of kindness and good will, an individual who weighs his words so that they will be accurate and clear, direct but never harmful, positive, calm and often amused. My second thoughts on Rich Kuklewicz: a person who has given a … 0

Letter: I’m there for you

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

I would like to thank all those who supported my candidacy for the Board of Selectmen in the Town of Buckland. And for those who supported one of the other candidates, I will work to gain your trust and support during my term. Starting in July, on even … 0