Letter: Light up the sign

Monday, October 5, 2015

Re.: Recent Factory Hollow crashes. Maybe the large green overhead sign on Route 2 should be illuminated after dark and in bad weather (e.g., fog, rain, etc.). BILL KILPATRICK Northfield … 0

Letter: Mental illness awareness

Monday, October 5, 2015

Mental Illness Awareness Week is, Oct. 4 through Oct. 10. We at the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts (NAMI Mass) want people to be aware of the fact that mental health conditions affect one in four adults. We want people to know that these disorders are treatable, but according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in Massachusetts … 0

Letter: Pope got me thinking

Sunday, October 4, 2015

As I watched Pope Francis on his way to the festival of families, I wrote down these thoughts: It seems to me there are so many different opinions in this world of ours that it is difficult to come to agreement on almost any issue. We must learn the art of give and take again. Compromise is the word of the day. If … 0

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Letter: Black History month

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Regarding the letter of Sept. 23 by Alice Johnston To say that the Town of Montague did nothing for Black History month is simply not true. I was asked by Turners Falls RiverCulture director Suzanne Lomanto to install exhibits in two of the “gallery windows” in downtown Turners … 0

Letter: Different views on life?

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The front page tragic story, Monday, Sept. 21, about Baby Bella’s death is horrifying as she was killed because she was thought to be “a child of Satan.” But as John Bos reminds us in his column in the same issue “Our state of war” that half a … 0

Letter: Put Nunez back on board

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I have worked with Adrienne Nunez on the Greenfield School Committee for the past year. In this past year, I have come to realize that Adrienne is an excellent School Committee member and the students and taxpayers of Greenfield would benefit from electing Adrienne to serve another term. … 0

Letter: Two for Town Council

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I am writing to show my support and to urge Greenfield citizens to vote for two people who I think would make great at-large councilors: Penny Ricketts and Nathaniel (Natty) Hussey. Penny, as many of you probably already know, is a dynamic force of nature who campaigns tirelessly … 0

Letter: A decision maker

Monday, September 28, 2015

Finding out what has happened elsewhere may make a difference as to what people can expect to see here with the idea of putting that pipeline through upper-Massachusetts. It’s no wonder we hear so many stories about folks in Texas being out of touch with even their own … 0

Letter: The Obama mess

Sunday, September 27, 2015

I just saw our paper tiger president say he was going to confront Russia for going into Syria. I thought Americans in this country were smart, but as each day goes by, I don’t think so. For instance, after “What Difference Does It Make” has left the office … 1

Letter: Not the oldest

Sunday, September 27, 2015

A fact checker is needed at your office. In your editorial of Sept. 19 regarding the upcoming visit of Pope Francis, you say “under his leadership of the world’s oldest religion.” According to Wikipedia, Hinduism is the world’s oldest religion. As to the earliest of the big three … 0

Letter: Support new senior center

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Now that I’ve raised my children, wound up my career(s) and moved across the country to settle in Greenfield, I’ve discovered a new passion. It’s the Greenfield Senior Center. I first attended to take advantage of free exercise classes. Then I also became a volunteer at the reception … 0

Letter: Captivating performance

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Last night, a close friend and I were in the audience for “Timeless,” the fourth show of A Traveling Rhubarb Circus Production. The show was about toys that come to life when children go to sleep. But then, time stops. I watched all 14 scenes with pure delight. … 0

Letter: My school board candidacy

Sunday, September 27, 2015

To the community: I am running for School Committee because of my commitment to Greenfield and to respecting other people and their opinions. I have watched or attended at least 12 School Committee meetings recently and I can guarantee I will never be disrespectful, if elected. I will … 0