Letter: NBC’s double standard

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

So let me see if I have this straight: NBC fires Donald Trump because he made disparaging remarks about illegal aliens but they keep the Al Sharpton show? Unbelievable, and yet typical. JON ORTIZ Sunderland … 0

Letter: Securing parental rights

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Did you know that parents with disabilities are far more likely than other parents to lose custody of their children as well as their parental rights during juvenile court proceedings? Despite abundant case law and anti-discrimination statutes, disabled parents still suffer from discrimination based off of the presumptions that having a disability means you cannot adequately raise your children. But all hope is … 0

Letter: A cleaner future

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

America’s youth, along with the rest of America, need and deserve a brighter future and a cleaner environment. The money spent by greedy corporate elites on dirty fracking; pipeline building; habitat destruction; chemical waste; export; police/security costs; emergency; cleanup of air, water and greenhouse pollution; land settlement costs; attorneys, compression noise; habitat destruction, etc., could easily be spent on alternative renewables and solar … 0

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Letter: River use hazards

Monday, July 6, 2015

I’ve read the article regarding the Deerfield River and Stillwater Bridge. Tubing on the Deerfield seems a natural pastime for the area. But be careful, when the area that is being used to pick up or drop off customers is not controlled by someone or thing, it creates … 0

Letter: Wrong location

Monday, July 6, 2015

On July 16, the Planning Board is meeting to allow by special permit the Behavioral Health Network of Springfield to operate a 62-bed detox and rehab facility at the former Lunt property. Is this the best fit for the neighborhood; one that currently is home to the town’s … 0

Letter: War on smokers

Monday, July 6, 2015

How stupid are politicians? All these mentally deranged people we’re reading about are allowed to drive cars, their mentally retarded parents buying guns for their brain-dead offspring and what do our fearless leaders do? They spend billions of dollars preaching, “No smoking any place where another man, woman, … 0

Letter: Priorities

Friday, July 3, 2015

This will be short and sweet: The last couple of days, I have been reading how there is an interest in creating a cultural district in Greenfield. I can see how this would be very beneficial to the town. We all need culture. However, I was wondering if … 0

Letter: Wrong tone

Friday, July 3, 2015

While I applaud efforts to support Sy’s Fund, I am distressed that the event planners chose to host a “sizzlers pageant.” No, it is NOT true that anything fun is good, as one spokesperson is quoted. We all may know people who identify as trans- — in our … 0

Letter: Drawing strength from others

Friday, July 3, 2015

An open letter to those impacted by the addiction crisis: I watched a drug deal today. It happened at 4 p.m., five feet in front of my car. As the participants walked in opposite directions I didn’t know who to chase. I wanted to shake their shoulders. I … 0

Letter: Liberals and FOX News

Friday, July 3, 2015

Why do liberals hate FOX News? It is probably because they do not like hearing both sides of the story. They only like to hear views that satisfies what has been mushed in their heads by the liberal media. All of the FOX News talk panels have the … 0

Letter: Plastic and other bags

Friday, July 3, 2015

The people of Greenfield want to go green and ban plastic bags. How many trees will die so that they can have paper bags? The fact is reusable bags can be a breeding ground for dangerous bacteria. The people should educate themselves to the fact that the plastic … 0

Letter: I take offense

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

I read your editorial page all the time and the cartoons don’t make any sense and they are as liberal and anti-Republican as you can get. The one you showed June 22 was very offensive to me because I’m a Republican. What does air bags got to do … 0

Letter: Danger for cyclists

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

In the interest of would-be hikers and cyclists along Northeast Street that connects the town of Amherst and Cushman, I would like to clarify the setting for the tragic death of a young woman last summer referred to in your paper on June 18 (Reprinted from the Daily … 0