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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 we could work on that, right after the Walmart or whatever big box store is up and running. CAROLYN WARCHOL Turners Falls … 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 families, our workplaces, our faith communities. Let’s celebrate our diversity, not mock it. Rev. Dr. … 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 wanted to plead with them. The Recovery Community was rocked by three losses this week. … 0

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Letter: Father of GCC

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Much has been said and written about former State Rep. Walter Kostanski since his death at age 91. And rightly so. Few people contribute as much to improving the quality of life in their community as Walter. Fewer still leave a legacy that spans generations. Among his innumerable … 0

Letter: Our educational future

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I’ve lived in Greenfield for the past 16 years. I have two daughters who go to the Greenfield Public Schools, one to the high school and one to the Math and Science Academy. I went to the meeting on Saturday, June 20, which was held at the middle … 0

Letter: Not enough coverage of S.C. shooting

Monday, June 29, 2015

I was horrified by the news of the terrible shooting in a church in South Carolina, where nine innocent people were murdered in a racially motivated hate crime in their place of worship. This was a national tragedy, and was widely reported as such by most major media … 0

Letter: Can’t get along with our lives near pipeline

Monday, June 29, 2015

In a recent letter Mr. Bates asks ”why the citizens of Northfield are so up in arms over a pipeline compressor building, proposed to be constructed in our town,” and goes on to exhort us to “live with the dangers and get along with our lives.” Little known … 0

Letter: Educate yourself on funeral practices and costs

Monday, June 29, 2015

To the editor: Thank you for the informative article about our funeral home industry in Massachusetts. At a time of extreme emotion people have come to rely on the services of their funeral home staff to guide them in making some of the most difficult decisions they will … 0

Letter: Black Lives Matter

Sunday, June 28, 2015

In response to your piece dated June 8, 2015 titled, “Our Black Lives Matter” banner written by the Reverend Georganne Greene and Molly Chambers, I, for one, was delighted that you took the time to stress that the banner was not about individual worth nor the value or … 0

Letter: Colrain’s people make it a great town

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Over the last several weeks I have fallen in love all over again with my adopted town, Colrain. An annual town meeting and a special town meeting, both fraught with divisive issues—an endlessly increasing school budget, WiredWest funding, and the demolition of the “Blue Block,” an old store … 0

Letter: Science and theology, understanding nuance

Friday, June 26, 2015

To pivot on a question asked by Gill Pastor Gary Bourbeau, in his perspective piece “The case for intelligent design: Gill pastor sees faith supported by evidence,” isn’t it far more interesting that Darwinism, and indeed the principles of heritability, genetics, and evolution, are not any more contradictory … 0

Letter: Praise for Bill Cardaropoli

Thursday, June 25, 2015

There are many people behind the scenes doing amazing things for little or no money to support great things in our community. Bill Cardaropoli is one of those people. Since my kids were little, Bill has been ever-present as a coach as part of Greenfield rec and in … 0

Letter: Colrain Road roundabout

Thursday, June 25, 2015

As a daily commuter by bicycle and sometimes car, I want to thank those who conceived of and built the rotary on Colrain Road at the entrance to GCC. I was dubious when the project started because I often feel rotaries are dangerous places, especially for bikers and … 0