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Opinion

Editorial: We must address our gun problem

Friday, August 28, 2015

What began as a routine television interview became, in seconds, gruesome evidence of the intersection of narcissism, social media and the American gun culture. If any good is to come of Wednesday’s fatal shooting of two young journalists in Virginia, it will be for the nation — and those who lead it — to say, “Enough!” Vester Lee Flanagan II, … 1

Letter: The pipeline question

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lately, I have heard constant discussions regarding the proposed natural gas pipeline. Everyone is talking about it. Posters that say “Stop the Pipeline” have adorned lawns all over Massachusetts and petitions are constantly being handed to me, asking to be signed. My question is why is a pipeline something we would even consider putting in our communities in the first place? I looked … 1

Letter: Vital override

Friday, August 28, 2015

I am writing to respond to the article “Budget veto override means funding for homeless youth” in the Aug 22 paper. As more unpleasant news pops up in the paper every day, and funding for almost every public service seems to be dwindling, I was pleasantly surprised reading this article. It was heartwarming to read that so many people understood the importance of … 0

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Editorial: We must address our gun problem

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Letter: The pipeline question

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

Letter: Done with the Patriots

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The football season is firing up for another season. Goodbye Tom Brady, goodbye the Patriots and goodbye Bob Kraft. I shall not waste my time watching crybabies and cheaters. Anyone who lies, cheats and destroys any evidence that might incriminate their wrongdoing does not belong in organized professional … 0

Letter: Volunteering in Nicaragua

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I recently returned from a volunteer trip to the beautiful, developing country of Nicaragua, with several classmates from Frontier Regional High School. While there we helped to build walls on a learning center in a small village called Pantanal. I volunteered with a nonprofit organization called Amped for … 0

Letter: Heavenly meteor shower

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

As Wednesday turned to Thursday (Aug. 12 to 13), I got up at 3 to use the bathroom and to see what I could see of the Perseid shower. I stumbled wearily through my room then, bundled in layers, mittens and a hoodie (the night air was August-perfect … 0

Letter: Sun power

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Solar works just great here in western Massachusetts so long as it is not cloudy. LEWIS B. SCKOLNICK Leverett … 1

Editorial: Let’s get more details about ‘GreenLight’ costs

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

An infrastructure to match the readily available technology: that’s the equation that so many Franklin County communities are trying to solve. As many towns try simply to get wired for high-speed broadband Internet service, Greenfield is planning to take a different step — a townwide municipally controlled broadband … 0

Pura/My Turn: Our people-centric approach at GCC

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

In just a few weeks, Greenfield Community College will open its doors for our 53rd year as this community’s college. Approximately 3,000 new and returning students will walk through our doors, each looking for the opportunity for a better life for themselves and their families. Of those enrolled, … 0

Letter: Views on ‘faith’

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I think the heart of a recent letter written by Joanna Singh concerning Faith Matters is found in this statement: “I’ve read some of your pieces by local religious leaders and I am puzzled at what seems to be open proselytizing about unproven matters of faith.” Faith is … 0