Letters

Letter: Not the only option

Monday, April 20, 2015

It’s disturbing when people are so determined to get their way that they flagrantly disregard reality. In my opinion, WiredWest and/or its supporters have repeatedly done this. Recent pro-WiredWest mailings and editorials have conjured unsubstantiated hysteria to get people on board. One dubious claim is that “we need fiber because there are, or shortly will be, no other options and without WiredWest, we will be left behind.” That is patently … 0

Letter: Northfield’s message

Monday, April 20, 2015

An important element missing in Northfield’s Master Plan is a commitment to celebrate the town’s true heritage. When Dwight L. Moody lived here, the town was a resort town. People came here to experience the peace of our green hills and pleasant meadows as well as to receive refreshing for the soul. They came to experience saving, healing, delivering power of God’s son, … 1

Letter: Off topic

Monday, April 20, 2015

Anyone who brings God or Al Gore into the debate about climate change clearly doesn’t understand science. CATHY GOUCH Greenfield … 0

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Letter: Northfield’s message

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Life & Times: Walking the Quabbin

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

Letter: Capitalism

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I would talk about capitalism, if I may. Despite its popular liberal vilification (a counter-productive argument, as I hope to prove) capitalism is, ipso facto, human nature. To utilize capital, one must first obtain it. And then, with foresight, invest it. Basic economics, right? Make no mistake, whether … 0

Letter: One-sided portrayal

Monday, April 13, 2015

As a girl, I have been raised from a very young age to understand and avoid situations where someone could attack me. My parents always warn me never to walk anywhere alone, especially on a college campus at night. As a member of Greek life, I have been … 0

Letter: The heavens and earth

Monday, April 13, 2015

So much has been written and said about climate change/global warming that some fresh air from the Old Testament needs to clear away the haze. Climate change began “in the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1), and change is still taking place. In … 0

Letter: Amend district budget

Monday, April 13, 2015

Once again it is budget time for the district towns. The four-town request, led by Deerfield, of a zero percent increase to the regional school’s budget will result in six staff reductions, once of which will be in the physical education department. I can only speak to the … 0

Letter: Vt. Yankee still dangerous

Sunday, April 12, 2015

I encourage everyone to come to the very important informational forum on April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Greenfield Community College’s Downtown Center regarding the decommissioning of Vermont Yankee and the dismantling of the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ). Many Vermont officials, as well as Massachusetts towns in … 0

Letter: Needle disposal

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The recent front-page articles regarding loose hypodermic needles found in public places has certainly generated a lot of discussion about a growing problem. One area that I would like to clarify is regarding the proper disposal of hypodermic needles. There is a state law that bans the disposal … 0