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Letter: Not so scary

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I’ve got to say I haven’t had as good of a laugh as I had today in a little while. I just finished reading Mr. Carville’s letter of Oct. 22. I’m still in stitches. Imagine people thinking that communists (read socialists, etc.) are bent on undoing our way of life. Who could possibly think that the commies only want to feed the poor, educate the underserved, and promote social justice?! … 0

Letter: Asking for your vote

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Over the course of this campaign, I have demonstrated my ability and commitment to the 1st Franklin District. From my announcement in March, signature gathering in every town, and then knocking on more than 6,500 doors, to the mail-pieces, radio ads, campaign website, fair booths, lawn signs, town recaps, and the debate at Frontier Regional, I have proven that I am the best … 0

Letter: Effective representation

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Whately has been in the news recently due to a dispute between the town and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The Mill River has been eroding its bank in the vicinity of Whately’s wells and the town needs to take action to prevent the loss of its drinking water supply. The town, in close collaboration with the Conservation Commission, developed a … 0

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Letter: Here’s a thought

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Just a thought, here’s something to consider when deciding which way to vote on Question 2 on Tuesday. Maybe a 5-cent deposit on all those individual size water bottles (24-pack is $1.20) will be enough of an incentive to get people to go and buy a reusable bottle … 0

Letter: Fortunate to have him

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

As a fourth-generation farmer in Deerfield, I have had the good fortune to be represented by Steve Kulik. Steve has served us well during his time in office, and has been especially helpful to the farming community. Whether advocating for land preservation, buy local funding, or senior farm … 0

Letter: Swift action for safety

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I want to commend the Frontier School community and the police for their swift action today (Oct. 23) in addressing a legitimate threat made to our school and children. This individual is now in jail facing charges for these threats. First and foremost, I want to thank those … 0

Letter: Curbside better than deposit

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Surprise! Bud Foster here: Yes, I am still active at 94 years old. I have been fighting the FORCED deposit on bottles for nearly 40 years. There is a better way: RECYCLE. We were one of 10 states with a FORCED deposit bottle bill. Delaware scrapped their bottle … 0

Letter: Expand deposit bill

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Connecticut River Watershed Council recently held our 18th annual Source to Sea Cleanup, a two-day coordinated trash cleanup along rivers and streams throughout the four-state watershed. Despite widely accessible local recycling programs, volunteers every year find thousands of beverage containers in our rivers and along the banks. … 0

Letter: Why I back Kulik

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I will vote for Steve Kulik for state representative without any reservations. As a selectman for 14 years in Montague, I found Steve Kulik was the legislator I trusted the most to listen to our concerns, to check the facts, to support our needs, and to respond in … 0

Letter: No automatic tax increases

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Do you know what happened the last time the gas tax was raised? Only 6 percent went to fix roads. Ninety-four percent went to the state’s general fund — the black hole. Why would we allow our gas taxes to increase every year? That’s crazy. I want legislators … 0

Letter: Outside agitation

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I was glad to see the My Turn article by Denise Andrews in your Oct. 23 edition and especially to hear the misinformation broadcast by her opponent’s supporters fully and publicly debunked. I’ve been receiving these intellectually insulting anti-Andrews fliers for some time and finally was so disturbed … 0

Letter: Prostate cancer

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

As a physician who has been working in the field of prostate cancer research for decades, I appreciate the article written by Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, and Sen. Stephen Brewer, D-Barre, on Oct. 9. As prostate cancer survivors and leaders of state legislation, they expressed strong support for … 0

Letter: Andrews a tireless worker

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

In Denise Andrews we have a representative who brings money and jobs into this area — someone who helps meet challenges and solve problems. Denise has been, as state Sen. Brewer said, a “blowtorch on projects for the area ... a relentless advocate for the entire region.” There … 0