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Blagg: Before war was unleashed

Sunday, July 27, 2014

It was nearly 100 years ago next month that the opening salvos of the Great War thundered across the Belgian countryside — the Great Powers of the world were throwing their manpower and industrial might at each other in a titanic struggle that would change the world forever. What we now call the First World War would lead — directly and indirectly — … 0

Hogen/My Turn: The right question

Sunday, July 27, 2014

I appreciate Tim Blagg’s writing about Israel’s war on Gaza (July 21), because when respected members of our community talk about an issue, it makes us pay attention. However, I don’t think Blagg asks the best question, i.e., why many more Palestinians are dying than Israelis, nor can I quite agree with his answer. He says Hamas lacks the level of military technology … 0

Tolg/My Turn: My stroke made me think

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A few minutes before the start of Christmas, I had a stroke. I was up late waiting for a phone call from my son, asking me to pick him up. I thought my right leg had gone to sleep and just sat there at the dining room table, reading, waiting for it to wake-up when I realized that I couldn’t move my right … 1

Amyot/My Turn: Pipeline politics

Monday, June 9, 2014

When I read that local unions are hoping that the area will welcome the gas pipeline that is being proposed by Kinder Morgan in the hope that the project would provide temporary jobs, I shuddered. As someone whose family has experienced joblessness several times and, once, for a … 2

Blagg: Nightmare just beginning

Sunday, June 8, 2014

It was interesting, and sobering, to watch the various memorials to the D-Day landings on Normandy back in June of 1944. Dignitaries went to ceremonies honoring the dead and soldiers of different nations who had participated were asked, … 0

Kurkoski/My Turn: Pipeline not an answer

Friday, June 6, 2014

For more than eight years, I have been an active member of the Warwick Buildings & Energy Committee and the North Quabbin Energy group. Most of our projects have centered on defining and addressing the areas where energy is being needlessly wasted, and we’ve achieved noteworthy results so … 0

Forgey/My Turn: These candidates can make a difference

Thursday, June 5, 2014

As Greenfield gets closer to going to the polls on Tuesday, I would like to voice my support for these three candidates for Town Council. Precinct 5 Every so often a candidate comes along that demands the attention of the citizens. In Precinct 5 … it’s Penny Ricketts! … 0

In the Arena: Party poopers

Thursday, June 5, 2014

As a political columnist, there are few things that excite me more than having one of my theories proven, which the Greenfield Democratic Town Committee did in spades this past week. As I was putting the finishing touches on last week’s piece detailing the growing split between old-guard … 1

McIver/My Turn: He's behind a different environment in Greenfield

Thursday, June 5, 2014

I am writing this My Turn in support of Mark Wisnewski for Greenfield town councilor at large. An important change that Mark initiated has made a big difference in the accessibility of the Town Council meetings to the public. He changed the previous policy that didn’t allow the … 0

Singer/My Turn: Critical independence for our future

Thursday, June 5, 2014

This year’s Greenfield town councilor election is very important for our city. I am supporting the incumbents Mark Wisnewski for At Large, Steve Ronhave for Precinct 4, Hillary Hoffman for Precinct 6, Al Siano for Precinct 2 and my colleague and candidate Robert Wainstein for Precinct 5. Here … 0

Ricketts/My Turn: Let me be Precinct 5's voice on council

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Thanks to many in Precinct 5, I am one step closer to becoming your councilor. I can list my credentials and prove that I pay attention but I’m not a stranger to you. Instead, let me explain where I stand on the issues and how I feel about … 0

Miller/My Turn: I'll be an advocate for Precinct 6, Greenfield

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

My name is Chris Miller, and I am running for Town Council in Precinct 6. I feel honored to be running in such an important set of town elections this year, all five seats are being contested for the first time since 2008. Greenfield has a real opportunity … 0

Wisnewski/My Turn: Let me continue to move Greenfield ahead

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

I am Mark Wisnewski, the current president of the Greenfield Town Council and the best choice for town councilor at large in the June 10 election. I say this because the council has been very productive and our town is in better shape than it has been in … 0