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In the Arena: Back to the drawing board

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Maybe we should start referring to it as the “ordinance that will not die.” Seriously, there are cyborgs in “Terminator” movies that are easier to kill than Greenfield’s proposed noise control ordinance, which was sent back to committee this week after the Town Council voted to sustain Mayor Bill Martin’s veto of the measure deemed by some town officials to be unenforceable in … 0

Bates/My Turn: Do some energy math

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Let’s do the math concerning wind and solar energy as they relate to western Massachusetts. First, let me get this out of the way. If you are anti-CO2, anti-nuclear, anti-methane, then you must be for darkness. Because darkness is what will happen in this region if the residents continue to be anti-everything except … 0

Charney/My Turn: Brush with 'alligator teeth'

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

My message machine blinked its red light. It was the first thing I noticed. “Grandma are you OK?” was the message. “I’m worried about you.” I called back immediately, even before I dropped my bags and sat down. “I’m fine,” I told him. “I’m just fine.” “OK,” he said, with that sort of … 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

Crawford/My Turn: Ignore at our own peril

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

In response to William Sillin’s (May 27) My Turn, I believe that The Recorder was correct in stating that the debate on global warming is over. Recent NASA satellite imagery exposed the most current update on Arctic and … 0

Letter: ‘His voice is our voice’

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Please join me in voting for Isaac Mass for councilor at large on June 10. Isaac is a hard working, conscientious, disciplined young man who truly cares about the community he was raised in. He volunteers his time to work with youth across the state of Massachusetts, and … 0

Blagg: ‘Korengal’ worth seeing

Sunday, June 1, 2014

After the Civil War, Union veterans formed the Grand Army of the Republic, and posts — which offered convivial settings where members could reminisce about the war and offer support for each other — were established all across the country. Greenfield’s was Post No. 174, named after Edwin … 0

Waldron My Turn: Walmart?

Friday, May 30, 2014

As the June 10 election in our community approaches, I have noted that at least one candidate for town council proudly advocates growing Greenfield by encouraging the siting of a big box store here. Let’s hope that, regardless of the outcome of this election, the positions of the … 0