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Letter: True man of faith

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The financially and physically disadvantaged of Franklin County lost a true advocate recently with the passing of Richard Bole. As well as serving on a number of community service boards, Dick was always out on the front lines trying to improve people’s lives. Whether it was manning a kettle for Salvation Army at Foster’s or raising money for kid’s backpacks and school supplies, tuition for summer camp, or school outfits … 0

Letter: Carbon fee

Thursday, May 28, 2015

How can we best curb global warming emissions? The answer is a revenue-neutral carbon fee, which would give electric utilities and automobile manufacturers an incentive to reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. The challenge comes in getting support from the public and politicians. Despite predictable opposition from fossil-fuel interests, it could be done if households and businesses were given a tax rebate to cover … 0

Letter: Concert magic

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Greenfield Middle School was the site of an outstanding concert performance recently by the GHS band and chorus. The band was directed by Greenfield’s new music instructor, Liesel Keller, and assisted by local veteran music educators Maria Scotera (Greenfield Middle School) and Ted Wirt (Mohawk). The 17-member chorus sang two recognizable songs: “Seasons of Love” (“Rent”) and “Africa” (the band Toto). Two less … 0

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Letter: Democracy in action

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

To all of the Greenfield citizens who attended the Appointments and Ordinance Committee meeting on May 11 and to those who spoke so powerfully and eloquently against the Mass Assembly Ordinance Proposal, which appeared to fringe upon our First Amendment rights: you make me even prouder to be … 0

Letter: Just a little cheating

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

So the Patriots got caught cheating again. It’s just a little cheating. Nothing major. Yes, they would have won the game anyway, which makes the cheating even more ludicrous. What is the lesson here? Some cheating is OK, but some cheating isn’t; such as in the case of … 1

Letter: Pension divestiture

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The article about lawmakers pushing pension plans to divest from fossil fuel companies left out a few key points. There is a scientific and growing political consensus that as much as 8 percent of fossil fuel reserves must be left in the ground (“stranded assets”) if we are … 0

Letter: Missed articles

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Your article, “Hawley Voters OK Amended Recall and Broad Band Articles” (May 13), either inadvertently missed the point or sought to downplay the two contentious articles (Numbers 54 and 55) advanced by petitioners at the Hawley town meeting on Monday night. These two articles, introduced by Hussain Hamdan … 0

Letter: Dump the Pump

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

On June 18, 2015, American Public Transportation Association (APTA), and public transportation systems across the country will celebrate the 10th annual National Dump the Pump Day. With the continued fluctuation of gas prices, everyone is looking for a way to save money. National Dump the Pump Day encourages … 1

Letter: Obstructed view

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

This morning I noticed a contradictory action. As you go north on Route 112 toward Shelburne Falls, there is a beautiful side hill hay field, which is so admired that the Franklin Land Trust accepted the development rights so the land would continually be open. Now next to … 0

Letter: Hillary and the 1 percent

Monday, May 18, 2015

As she speaks of toppling the 1 percent, those that have supported her financially are made up of the 1 percent. So, is Hillary really out to bite the hand that feeds her? You answer that one. Another dog-and-pony show for the masses, while the 1 percent hold … 1

Letter: Political change

Monday, May 18, 2015

Professor Gran’s op-ed described politicians ignoring climate change facts. He might have included some political science facts teaching readers how to induce politicians to change their positions. Professor Jon Krosnick (Stanford) reports: 80 percent of Americans agree the federal government should limit business and utility emissions. Krosnick never … 0

Letter: Global warming crystal ball

Monday, May 18, 2015

William Gran’s my turn “Face the facts of climate change” seems to come from a magical global warming crystal ball all of these global warming alarmists use. As far as they are concerned, it’s all doom and gloom in the future. Meteorologists cannot even forecast the weather a … 0

Letter: Sharing the road

Monday, May 18, 2015

Roads, with their bridges, drainage control (culverts), catch basins, manholes, fill, gravel, crushed stone, pavement, construction, etc., cost about a million dollars a mile, give or take. Some individuals think that this is their road! Did they pay the million dollars for one mile of road? We all … 0