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Letter: He deserves better

Friday, April 17, 2015

I was going to write an article about a month ago praising Dr. Alan Graichen of Baystate Deerfield Adult Medicine but time got away from me. I have been a patient of Dr. Alan Graichen’s for over 20 years. He is knowledgeable, compassionate, a good listener and has a great sense of humor. He treats me with respect and I feel that the recent newspaper article about fraud treated him … 0

Letter: Support a senior center

Friday, April 17, 2015

Are you a senior? If not, I hope you will be some day. Around 4,000 Greenfield residents have already reached that milestone. We are asking the community to support our wish for a much-needed new senior center. We’ve heard promises of a new center for years. We still have a facility that has poor air quality, lack of space, leaking ceilings and many … 0

Letter: Short-changing input

Friday, April 17, 2015

Frontier Regional School District now has a new schedule for the school year beginning in the fall, voted on by the joint School Committee April 9. The plan calls for early dismissal on most Fridays by 1½ hours, with a 10-minute extension to the other days. The idea was proposed by Marti Barrett, the superintendent, in an effort to reduce the need to … 0

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Letter: Shocking? Shouldn’t be

Friday, April 17, 2015

Why is everyone so incredulous at the dramatic price increase of their electric bills this past winter? Why are you shocked when natural gas moratoriums on new hookups were decreed in western Massachusetts? My answer, “you reap what you sow.” According to a U.S. Energy Information Administration (www.eia.gov) … 0

Letter Federal guinea pigs

Friday, April 17, 2015

This week is the anniversary week for the introduction of the Salk Polio Vaccine into our public schools. My father objected to my being inoculated with a live virus refused to sign a permission slip allowing the public school to conduct an experiment on his son. As his … 0

Letter: New ‘Captain Planet’

Friday, April 17, 2015

New ‘Captain Planet’ Al Gore seems to be MIA and we have a new “Captain Planet” making the rounds in the news circuit his name is Barack Obama. He recently stated that global warming “can induce greater incidence of asthma” and it became personal to him because his … 0

Letter: War profiteering

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Regarding the story of waste in defense spending as exemplified by the high-altitude enhanced radar platform that has to date cost the U.S. taxpayers more money than a couple of dozen cutting-edge regional technical high schools, I’d like to point out that it, and many other programs, the … 0

Letter: Our valuable volunteers

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Even when you’re dying, there can be a lot of living to do. Hospice Volunteers make more special moments possible for the patients and families they serve every day. Across the U.S., more than 355,000 hospice volunteers give 16 million hours of service every year. Right here in … 0

Letter: School volunteers

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Greenfield Public Schools are fortunate to have both parents and community volunteers who share their time, skills and interests throughout the school year. Our volunteers provide students and teachers support as reading mentors, library assistants, pen pals, sports assistants, math tutors and much more. We have dedicated … 0

Letter: BFMC volunteers

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

When I took a part-time job last year at Baystate Franklin Medical Center in the Volunteer Services Office, I had no idea how much it would open my eyes. I am a lifelong volunteer, since childhood when my mom pulled us into community service to help on projects … 0

Letter: Close ‘kill shelters’

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

How would you feel to be an abandoned animal with no food or warmth? What is an abandoned animal? An abandoned animal is an animal that has been given up or the owner did not want it any more. Here is what happens to some abandoned animals: Sometimes … 0

Letter: HTS nuns

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Larry Jubb suggested a story on the nuns of Holy Trinity School. My fourth-grade nun, Sr. Patricia Thomas (O’Connor) is alive and well at the Mont Marie Health Care Center in Holyoke. She is 92 or 93 years old. She broke her hip last year but is alert … 0

Letter: Endangering nature

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Like most 10-year-olds, I love the outdoors and love exploring nature. It seems that the best part of living in New England is the wildlife and all the people who care about it so much. At the Hitchcock Center in Amherst, my friends and I listen and look … 0