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Letter: Immigration process

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A recent letter to the editor contained the inspiring words on a plaque mounted to the Statue of Liberty. Imagine, the waves and waves of immigrants to the New World whose first glimpse of America were the skyline of New York and the Statue of Liberty, as they were disembarking at Ellis Island to have their papers processed. JOHN BABITS Turners Falls … 0

Letter: A stranger’s kindness

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hello, my name is Karen Zeman. My husband, Ted, and I have three beautiful children: Nicholas, 18; Andrew, 15; and Abby, 12. We live in the small town of Bloomer, Wisc. Our son, Andrew, was born blind and has special needs. Despite the challenges he faces on a daily basis, Andrew lives a very happy and productive life. On July 21, Andrew was … 0

Letter: The Middle East mess

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Thanks to Ted Thornton for his cogent analysis of the Israel-Palestine situation. As Mr. Thornton suggests, denunciation of Israel without concern for the facts of history, geography and politics serves no good purpose. Acting out of pure emotion without consideration of facts rarely serves a good purpose. Millennia of confrontations in the region obscure the fact that during the same millennia Jews, Arabs, … 0

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Editorial: Twists and turns with medical pot

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Conway to host pipeline meeting

Letter: No pipeline needed

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Gov. Patrick has held closed-door meetings that propose a tariff to be levied on all electricity ratepayers in Massachusetts to finance an unnecessary, overbuilt, high-pressure, gas transmission pipeline all across the state of Massachusetts. This in addition to enlarged capacity on the existing pipeline in Southern Massachusetts. And … 1

Letter: Focus on Israel

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The following remarks from Sherrill Hogen’s July 28 piece caught my attention: “We must remember that it is Israel that has taken Palestinian land and occupied it with the force of arms.” I’m sure Ms. Hogen knows that Israel is not currently occupying Gaza, although it certainly is … 1

Letter: Colrain Center musings

Monday, August 11, 2014

Years ago, Colrain Center was prosperous. Both churches were sanctuaries, people shopped locally, walking place to place, so two stores were busy, too. Also, the houses were large, which provided space for family businesses. Times change! People shop Wal-Mart! Recently, someone said, “The town center isn’t attracting people.” … 0

Letter: Sunday business

Monday, August 11, 2014

I am very saddened and disappointed by the recent law allowing liquor stores to open at 10 a.m. on Sundays. I am convinced that there would be a lot less problems if people filled their local churches on Sunday mornings instead of their local liquor stores ... God … 0

Letter: An energy solution?

Monday, August 11, 2014

The solution to the problem regarding the Northeast’s potential energy shortage is here. According to a press release from Solar Hydrogen Trends Inc. (www.SolarHydrogenTrends.com), a series of tests on the company’s “cold fusion” hydrogen reactor has proven it capable of producing far more hydrogen than the energy required … 2

Letter: Dog problems

Sunday, August 10, 2014

For the first time in many years, homeowners in the vicinity of Lincoln-Smith-High streets have observed several dogs off the leash roaming in their yards. They leave excrement and do damage such as knocked over vegetable and flower plants. I have a small pond and saw a large … 0

Letter: Why add tech to highway?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

I’m writing to alert all taxpaying citizens that our taxes are slated to pay $17.5 dollars in “Blue Tooth” accessible signs along the Massachusetts highways. Gov. Patrick has already signed the bill. These signs are intended to give “Blue Tooth (smart phone and GPS) users” an accurate time … 0

Letter: Where’s the woman?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Well, very nice spread concerning the Triathlon in today’s paper — including several pictures of the men who did not win — and not one picture of the woman who beat them all! That’s just wrong, as they say. If I’d been doing layout, her photo would have … 0

Letter: Repeal this vote!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

As a Northfield property owner, our household is now responsible for the cost of another 79 cents per $1,000 of tax valuation due to the July 8 school budget override vote. This is not a temporary tax, but a permanent tax that will be included in all my … 0

Letter: It’s time to pay attention

Friday, August 8, 2014

I have never been a person to get involved in politics. I assumed it was safe to leave it in the hands of those who “knew more” or were more “professional.” After I put myself through college and I became a mother, I started to pay more attention … 0