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Letter: Update ADA plans

Monday, April 27, 2015

It’s imperative each town update their ADA transition plan, this includes a specific document for ADA for all town buildings: goals and objectives. I believe there is strong interest and demonstrations to comply. But all stakeholders — schools, town officials, mayors, town planners, senior centers, etc. — are responsible to update this specific mandated ADA plan. BETTY TEGEL Greenfield … 0

Letter: Tsarnaev sentence

Monday, April 27, 2015

A fitting sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the convicted marathon bomber, would be to deprive him for his entire life of the 30 virgins promised by martyrdom! A death sentence would be making the reward satisfied too quickly! JOHN C. WESOLOWSKI Greenfield … 0

Letter: Garbage collection

Monday, April 27, 2015

Did you know that anyone living in the town of Montague — and village of Turners Falls — can go to Food City, pay $3, and buy a sticker to place on any garbage bag under 40 pounds? Place the bag curbside on your regular recycle day and the driver will pick it up. No questions asked. ALICE JOHNSON Turners Falls … 0

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Letter: My dad’s story

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

An untold story about Jack Sharkey by writer James Curl simply titled “Jack Sharkey: A Heavyweight Champion’s Untold Story” has come to my attention through Amazon and brought to me by my son, Jack Shea Jr. It is an impressive book that is scholarly written by a member … 0

Letter: No to Bush, Clinton

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Why would anyone vote for another Bush or Clinton? Nostalgia? Name recognition? Do you like partisan politics? Are you satisfied with the status quo of growing income inequality, a national deficit out of control and failed foreign policy? Are you anxious to see our military involved in more … 0

Letter: Accessory apartments

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

As a recent transplant from Boston to Precinct 5, I would like to respond to some of the objections to the accessory apartment proposal. It seems many of the fears voiced at the recent hearing could be equally applied to single-family units, such as those rented by absentee … 0

Letter: Caring for Earth

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Earth Day — a day to remind us that we HAVE an Earth, and to recommit ourselves to taking CARE of it. How to do that? We must stop climate change NOW. Personally, I like the maple trees, daffodils and forsythia I grew up with, and don’t want … 0

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 … 1

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 … 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

Letter: Where are we headed?

Sunday, April 19, 2015

We are Teens in Action — a group of teenagers who live at Leyden Woods in Greenfield. We have been watching the news about shootings and riots and we are very concerned. We also recently celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day. These are things we talk about at … 0

Letter: He deserves better

Friday, April 17, 2015

I was going to write an article about a month ago praising Dr. Alan Graichen of Baystate Deerfield Adult Medicine but time got away from me. I have been a patient of Dr. Alan Graichen’s for over 20 years. He is knowledgeable, compassionate, a good listener and has … 0

Letter: Support a senior center

Friday, April 17, 2015

Are you a senior? If not, I hope you will be some day. Around 4,000 Greenfield residents have already reached that milestone. We are asking the community to support our wish for a much-needed new senior center. We’ve heard promises of a new center for years. We still … 0