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Opinion

Editorial: Make Coakley next governor

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Politically, Massachusetts is a much more complex place than the usual labels would have you believe. Sure, the state is seen as deeply blue, one of the nation’s Democratic strongholds. And it’s true that Democrats comfortably control both the House and Senate up on Beacon Hill. And the fact that this was the only state that went for George McGovern in the presidential run against Richard Nixon 42 years ago … 0

Carolan/My Turn: Witness to the horror

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

It’s a warm fall night. The stars are twinkling, the moon hangs low. We are seated on a trailer pulled by a farm tractor, bumping along a deeply rutted road into a broad cornfield along the Connecticut River. There are 16 of us — a portion of the hundreds of patrons who have visited this Halloween interactive entertainment venue over the last few … 0

Letter: Not so scary

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I’ve got to say I haven’t had as good of a laugh as I had today in a little while. I just finished reading Mr. Carville’s letter of Oct. 22. I’m still in stitches. Imagine people thinking that communists (read socialists, etc.) are bent on undoing our way of life. Who could possibly think that the commies only want to feed the poor, … 0

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Letter: His record shines

Monday, October 27, 2014

I am writing to support Steve Kulik for re-election as state representative for the 1st Franklin District. His strong work ethic in the Legislature, accessibility to constituents, and 21 years of delivering for western Mass. residents should make it an easy decision for voters to keep him in … 0

Letter: Kulik’s vital work

Sunday, October 26, 2014

There is, at last, real progress being made to bring high-speed Internet service to the people in unserved towns in western Massachusetts. A key reason for that progress is the work and advocacy over many years of State Rep. Steve Kulik. Efforts to solve this problem culminated in … 0

Letter: Make it Steve Kulik

Sunday, October 26, 2014

For the Massachusetts House of Representatives, I choose Steve Kulik for re-election in November. I feel Steve has mastered an understanding of the culture, needs and desires of a huge majority of us living in these hills and valleys we call home. I have come to know Steve … 0

Letter: Let’s elect Korpita

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Voters in the 1st Franklin District of Massachusetts have a unique opportunity to elect a talented, intelligent, energetic and experienced person in Dylan Korpita to represent us in Boston. Raised in Deerfield, Dylan has a deep appreciation and understanding for the people and the small rural towns which … 0

Editorial: Virtual school, state remain at odds

Friday, October 24, 2014

Learning that state Education Commissioner Mitchell D. Chester is not happy with how the Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School is performing doesn’t come as a shock. The backstory on the relationship between the online school and the state has been complicated from the very beginning. Just how much those … 0

Letter: Orwell sums it up

Friday, October 24, 2014

Citizens of Greenfield, MA, USA: Congratulations on your new, 24/7 surveillance cameras overlooking the village square. You are well on your way to becoming a safe community. Thank goodness you had the foresight to build a constabulary far from the town center, lest all that expensive homeland security … 0

Letter: Fossil fuels divestment

Friday, October 24, 2014

Climate activist and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy counsels that it is imperative to celebrate any step we make in contributing to the well-being of our world. Certainly many steps were taken by the over 400,000 people, including many from the Greenfield area, who participated in the Peoples’ Climate March … 0

Letter: Ebola politics

Friday, October 24, 2014

Well. Today’s word (10/18) from the Associated Press is that the World Health Organization has decided it “bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa.” Then they state “the agency’s own bureaucracy was part of the problem ... it pointed out that the heads of … 0

Letter: We need Kulik

Friday, October 24, 2014

On Nov. 4, I hope voters in the 1st Franklin District will vote for Steve Kulik. He has been working hard for those 19 towns since 1993 and I have known him since 1994. I spoke with him most recently at Clarkdale Fruit Farms in Deerfield a couple … 0

Letter: Our ‘unwavering voice’

Friday, October 24, 2014

In January of 2014, some residents of Ashfield were notified of a large gas transmission pipeline construction project targeting their town and their properties. I am one of the many impacted landowners in that town and I along with many of my neighbors formed Hilltown Community Rights to … 1