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Opinion

Editorial: The people behind Internet choices

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Brief thoughts on some of the events making news from around Franklin County and the North Quabbin area: The efforts to bring faster Internet services to those communities now underserved or not served at all in the Franklin County continues to progress, slowly. Behind this work are many residents in the individual towns who are digging deeper into the information and possible options with the goal of finding the right … 0

Letter: Protect our land, rights

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Rep. Garrett Bradley, D-Hingham, has filed House Bill 3690 to take and destroy conservation and recreation land in Sandisfield on behalf of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co., a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan. His legislation seeks an easement over protected conservation land to facilitate construction of the Connecticut Expansion Project. While citizens across Massachusetts organize to oppose Kinder Morgan’s environmentally destructive and unnecessary project, … 2

Letter: Troubling personality

Sunday, August 30, 2015

My potential comments toward Mr. Donald Trump are not meant to be inflammatory or derogatory statements, but rather a character study of his personality, of which includes his behavioral traits. This top runner for the Republican nomination is said to be a narcissist. Narcissism is when one dwells on his or her own self or attainments. A person who falls into that category … 0

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Letter: Protect our land, rights

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Letter: Protect our land, rights

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 The state government, however, has since withdrawn its $2 million grant, because of last-minute deficit-cutting.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

Letter: Heavenly meteor shower

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

As Wednesday turned to Thursday (Aug. 12 to 13), I got up at 3 to use the bathroom and to see what I could see of the Perseid shower. I stumbled wearily through my room then, bundled in layers, mittens and a hoodie (the night air was August-perfect … 0

Letter: Sun power

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Solar works just great here in western Massachusetts so long as it is not cloudy. LEWIS B. SCKOLNICK Leverett … 1