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Editorial: Diner pays price for sexual harassment

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Though it went out of business Monday, the Route 9 Diner in Hadley still has something to teach the restaurant trade: If you subject workers to sexual harassment, you’ll pay a price. That’s the message restaurant managers anywhere should take from the state attorney general’s decision to go after the diner for not halting what the office calls a decade in which women working there endured sexual remarks, groping, threats, … 0

Worgaftik/My Turn: Baystate Franklin update

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

On March 10, members of the Community Health Care Initiative (CHCI) met with Steven Bradley, president, Baystate Health Northern Region and Baystate Franklin Medical Center (BFMC), and Amy Swisher, director of Public and Community Relations at Baystate Franklin Medical Center, to learn more about our regional hospital. This cordial discussion provided information we want to share with the community at large. How is … 0

Letter: Tax return special case

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

This letter is for any veteran who read James Lapseritis’ letter thanking Todd Cromack of Liberty Taxes for doing his taxes for free because he was a veteran. That does not mean Todd is going to do everyone’s taxes for free. I am also a veteran, USN Corps Wave, and I paid $135 to have his helper do my taxes. It was much … 0

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Editorial: State should be protecting ratepayers

Editorial: Potholes unfortunate part of seasonal transition

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Although spring officially arrives today, New Englanders know that it’s usually a transition time for their region. Too much snow and ice still remain, no matter how quickly they seem to be melting. Nor has the melting thrown … 0

In the Arena: Tobacco fight still smoldering

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Greenfield Board of Health may not have the last word when it comes to a series of proposed new tobacco regulations. The board last week voted to impose the regulations, which raises the minimum tobacco sales age from 18 to 21 while also banning the sale of … 0

Letter: Working our roads

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Regardless how long-lived and dreary this winter’s display of force, for Orange, one fact stands supreme: We and our roads were remarkably well served! I don’t remember a time — anywhere — in which winter passed, wherein NOTHING disparaging was bandied about concerning any local road crew. Yet … 0

Letter: Act of treason?

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The 47 GOP senators who tried to undercut the Obama administration’s nuclear deal by issuing a warning letter to Iran may have committed an act of treason under the Logan Act — a federal law prohibiting unauthorized citizens from negotiating with foreign governments. Passed in 1799 and last … 0

Letter: Support our YMCA

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Wow, 20 years ago, my two children were enjoying school and rollerblading through their Recorder paper routes six mornings a week. I worked full time and sometimes two jobs. The hardest issue was care after school. I didn’t worry about them letting themselves in, but what they would … 0

Letter: Costly cable venture

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Taxes in Warwick are up 20 percent from what they were, not very long ago. I am not against fiber cable but care should be taken in what we are getting into. We should consider past history in our considerations There is talk now in some towns about … 0

Letter: Let’s look for good

Thursday, March 19, 2015

They are different from me, from us. So, why are we so afraid? I was afraid of the motorcyclists. I saw a movie about “Hells Angels,” and those specific folks were bad. In this instance, both men and women were terrible. I was told that in every organization, … 0

Editorial: Vigilance required for open government

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts would like to be considered as a cradle of our nation and our democracy. From Samuel and John Adams to William Lloyd Garrison and Susan B. Anthony — citizens of Massachusetts have been defenders … 0

Letter: A critical campaign

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

On March 11, the YMCA in Greenfield kicked off its 2015 Annual Campaign. All of the funds raised will be used to help Franklin County youth and families have access to the vital programs and services the Y provides. Seven years ago, 12-13 percent of our members utilized … 0

Letter: Return the cart

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Flower arrangements, statuary, animals, cars and now a garden cart that was an anniversary gift from my deceased husband was stolen from my property on Tuesday, March 10! Really! The cart, not only has sentimental value, but for many years it has been a godsend for garden and … 0