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Editorial: Time to tackle fantasy sports industry

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Given how slowly the casino process moved in Massachusetts, we can’t say that we’re surprised that the Legislature isn’t fired up to tackle regulating the daily fantasy sports (DFS) industry. Lawmakers here may be hedging their bets regarding such companies as DraftKings, headquartered in Boston, and competitor FanDuel. Other states are aggressively trying to shut down these businesses because they’re … 0

In the Arena: New bridge between schools and council

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Valentine’s Day is next weekend, but that didn’t stop Greenfield’s newest School Committee chairman from throwing a few bouquets in the direction of the new Town Council at its most recent meeting. Tim Farrell struck an exceedingly conciliatory tone, making it clear that the “town side” of government will have an easier time dealing with him than the committee’s previous leadership. “There’s a … 0

Letter: Performance space

Thursday, February 4, 2016

I was inspired after the excellent coverage of the Shea to re-think the proposed use of Turners Falls’ “mini park” — for a sculpture. I sent the following to Susan LoManto, director of RiverCulture: Seeing the upcoming and exciting celebration for Black History, recognizing RiverCulture’s impact, and the renewed enthusiasm for the Shea Theater and inclusion of GCC is fantastic. And, as a … 0

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Letter: This doctor will be missed

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Since our son was born in 2004, our lives have been blessed by the presence of an outstanding pediatrician: knowledgeable, patient, kind, attentive, calm. News of Dr. Bert’s retirement prompts this letter of appreciation, especially since I’ve had this conversation with so many parents recently. Greenfield Family Medicine … 0

Letter: The presidential field

Sunday, January 24, 2016

I consider myself an independent, and believe me there are no perfect candidates running this year. We have an egomaniac T.V. star, Donald Trump, a self-hating Hispanic, Ted Cruz ,versus Hillary Clinton with her email baggage, and husband, Wild Bill. Taking everything into consideration I’ll take Hillary in … 1

Letter: Consequences of delay

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Planned Parenthood provides pregnancy services including 327,653 abortions in 2013. A concern is how many of these abortions were illegally funded. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says defunding the abortion industry giant will have to wait until 2017. A delay of 15 months means that another 400,000 abortions … 0

Editorial: State Senate doesn’t want to get burned again by marijuana

Friday, January 22, 2016

If recreational marijuana in Massachusetts is coming down the pike fast — perhaps overtaking the state’s medicinal pot effort — then it’s imperative lawmakers get ahead of any legalization. We think that the lawmakers who recently returned from … 0

Cahillane/My Turn: Waking up to Trump

Friday, January 22, 2016

I don’t like the sight of neo-fascist Brown Shirts just up the road in Burlington, Vt., or anywhere else in 2016 America. We have seen this obscenity before in the movies, and real for others, in Vienna, Hamburg … 0

Editorial: Her story’s one of inspiration

Thursday, January 21, 2016

In Franklin County and the North Quabbin area, there are plenty of people with amazing stories. Some of them are well known not just in the region but way beyond. Others and what they do may only be known of by those who come into more immediate contact, … 0

Hogen/My Turn: Witness to our ‘ugly truths’

Thursday, January 21, 2016

When the timing is right, the very sound of singing might break the chains of suffering. That is why I sang with 20 other Witness Against Torture activists, flanked by our supporters, as we faced the White House … 1

Letter: He was quite the man

Thursday, January 21, 2016

I served as State Sen. Robert D. Wetmore’s aide for five years and witnessed firsthand the dedication and public service he provided to the region and commonwealth. In my opinion, Sen. Wetmore, D-Barre, was one of the most important political-public policy minds of the 20th century in Massachusetts. … 0

Letter: Loans for solar

Thursday, January 21, 2016

There has been much talk that only the rich can afford photovoltaic solar upfront costs. That is changing. The Mass Solar Loan Program will funnel $30 million in state funds for solar installs via local banks and credit unions to lower interest rates. The loan money will buy … 0

Letter: Power providers

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Past Recorder articles have indicated the town residents saved thousands of dollars on electric rates by switching to Con Ed solutions. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case. (Rates change every six to 12 months.) Residents should check the last line of their electric bills under Generation Service … 1