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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

Letter: Let Lee speak

Friday, November 14, 2014

In a typically cynical move, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. has canceled public hearings until Republicans gain control of Congress. In the meantime, the question voters have is, why is Susannah Lee silent on this subject? Will she respect the wishes of the overwhelming majority of her constituents, who … 0

Letter: On the landscape

Friday, November 14, 2014

Hey Mr. Carville, my Democrat brother (read socialist), if you love the beauty of solar panels and wind turbines so much, you need to visit my home state of Texas. You can drive for hundreds of miles in East Texas and see these awesomely behemoth oil rigs and … 0

Letter: Third-party candidates

Friday, November 14, 2014

Tim Blagg, in his column, “Third-Party Candidates” repeats the common mantra that minor party and independent candidates injure the major party that is closest to them ideologically. Although this idea is expressed frequently, it is wrong. Social science research contradicts it. Samuel Lubell, a pollster who became a … 0

Editorial: Obama’s right call on ‘net neutrality’

Thursday, November 13, 2014

President Barack Obama has called on the use of an old law to address a modern issue. Earlier this week, the president came out strongly in favor of leaving all “lanes” of the world’s Internet highway wide open … 0

In the Arena: Not your typical choice

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Greenfield Mayor Bill Martin has never been one to shy away from an “out of the box” political move, but His Honor may very well have blown the box apart with his recent hiring of an interim DPW superintendent. Martin announced this week that he has offered the … 0

Letter: All about money

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Great article on that pipeline. FYI: The environmental impact is totally being ignore by Kinder Morgan based on expenses. The original plans through North Reading was to follow existing high tension electric power line route. They even said that they wanted to “minimize environmental impact” by using those … 0

Letter: Not quite ready

Thursday, November 13, 2014

I hope that in one of his future columns, Chris Collins provides a fuller explanation for why he thinks that Dylan Korpita “made the case that he could play at that level” during his recent campaign. My impression, from the coverage and his campaign literature, is that Korpita … 0

Editorial: Baker can help western Mass.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Late last week, Charlie Baker, the governor-elect, visited western Massachusetts. Part of his message for residents outside the Route 128 and I-495 beltways concerned something of great importance — economic development. That talk included stressing the importance of higher education and technical training. “The idea is trying to … 0

Hazard/My Turn: Improving Northfield pumped water storage

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Is the Northfield Mountain pumped water storage system a good thing? With relicensing for the next 50 years of that facility on the horizon, and the request to increase the amount of water pumped on the table, there has been much debate on this topic. The need for … 0

Leonard/My Turn: Steps taken for forest management

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Northfield Mountain is a pumped storage hydroelectric facility owned and operated by First Light Power Resources in Erving and Northfield. In accordance to their federal license, they offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities, such as cross country skiing and hiking, as well as many environmental and recreational … 0