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Editorial: Pipeline capacity just one outstanding question

Monday, August 31, 2015

As the debate rages over the proposed Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline project, the public keeps coming back to a central question: Does the region require more pipeline capacity to fill its need for fuel? Or might the region be able to heat its homes and businesses with power from other, less intrusive sources? The natural gas industry has long complained that Massachusetts’ (and New England’s) pipeline network lacked the capacity … 0

Brown/My Turn: Trump’s all about ego, power

Monday, August 31, 2015

Once upon a time, a man with a loud voice and goofy hair wanted to become the leader of his country. Although some people knew he was an uncouth boor, he was a master of spectacle and moved crowds with his charismatic voice. The newspapers and radio of the day gave him unlimited … 0

Letter: ‘Fine Southerners’ not the issue

Monday, August 31, 2015

I would like to offer a different perspective to Lou Barber’s Southern experience and his support for the “sacred” Confederate flag in his Aug. 24 letter. Mr. Barber grew up in western Massachusetts and has lived in the South for 60 years. In contrast, I have lived in western Massachusetts for 28 years but grew up in the South, attending primary and secondary … 0

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Editorial: Shifting approach to heroin epidemic

Thursday, August 20, 2015

People on the front line of the addiction epidemic in the Pioneer Valley see the kind of destructive power heroin and painkillers have on the community. Individuals in the health field, social services and law enforcement also know that to overcome this deadly scourge, it’s going to take … 0

In the Arena: Mitigating political issues

Thursday, August 20, 2015

One of the goals of any incumbent’s political campaign is to try to take away issues that could be exploited by the opposition, a lesson it would appear Greenfield Mayor Bill Martin is well aware. While I don’t get the sense that His Honor is necessarily sweating the … 0

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