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Letter: ADA compliance

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

As a strong and experienced advocate for persons with disabilities (39 years with the previous ADA Commission of Greenfield), I think it should be a priority for all towns, nonprofits, government, state leaders to protect, advocate and implement ADA regulations. Currently, Bill No. 1164 — sponsored by Rep. Kulik and Sen. Rosenberg, and presented by Sen. James Timitz to provide waivers, extensions, fees for elevators — is in the Ways … 0

Letter: Bad regulations

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I’m a farmer. I care about the environment and depend on it to produce healthy, nutritious crops. Sales of my crops can be easily damaged by food safety scares resulting from someone cutting corners so I understand the need for regulation. However, as a small businessperson, I don’t see regulations as the solution to every problem. Regulations must be written and administered intelligently, … 0

Letter: Vote and help

Monday, April 14, 2014

The recent letter from Ms. Ann Dorr regarding Rex Trailer, his children’s program, “Boomtown,” and Senate Bill 1622 recognizing his contribution to awareness of the handicapped caught my attention on several levels. At 12, I was a bit old for the “Boomtown” show in 1956, however, there were several occasions when I viewed the Saturday morning show and distinctly remember the presence of … 0

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Letter: Money-saving vote

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Greenfield could save $4,000 if we had Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) also known as Ranked Choice Voting. On April 15, there will be a Precinct 5 preliminary election to narrow the field of three council candidates down to two. With IRV, we could avoid the preliminary election and … 0

Letter: The Erving election

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I wish to support Bill Pease for the current Board of Selectmen position. I have lived all of my life and I have been a business owner for over 34 years in the Town of Erving. I feel the Board of Selectmen and town government in general needs … 0

Letter: He’s got my vote

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I will be voting for Rob Wainstein on April 15 for Precinct 5 town councilor. Rob is dedicated to our helping our community move forward. He has good ideas about how Greenfield can benefit from the return of passenger trains with opportunities for spin-off economic development. His professional … 0

Letter: Wainstein clear choice

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Respected local attorney Rob Wainstein is running to represent Precinct 5 on the Town Council. Of the three candidates on the primary ballot on April 15, Rob is my clear choice. Rob’s calm demeanor, levelheadedness and diplomatic skill will serve the interests of our town well, as the … 0

Letter: My candidacy

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

My name is Penny Ricketts and I would like your vote on April 15 Precinct 5 voters. I’m very lucky to have the diversity of Bingville, Highland Avenue, Maple Street, Deerfield Street, Orchard Street and the Highrise to name a few. It’s exciting and a big job to … 0

Letter: He’ll serve us well

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Town Council would be well served by the election of Rob Wainstein in Precinct 5. I support his thoughtful and reasonable approaches to the issues Greenfield faces. His long advocacy in elder law and his support of women in transition from poverty and abuse through NELCWIT give concrete … 0

Letter: Her love for Greenfield

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Penny Ricketts — she gives her heart and soul to Greenfield! I first met Penny Ricketts at a Franklin County Rotary Club meeting years ago. I have to say, I was impressed with her immediately. Her passion for wanting to help people was amazing to me. Over the … 0

Letter: We need her

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Penny Ricketts would be a tremendous asset on the Greenfield Town Council. I am happy to support her candidacy as my rep for Precinct 5. I first met Penny when we moved to town in 1997. In those 16 years, I have really come to admire her tenacity … 0

Letter: Supporting Wainstein

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

If you live in Precinct 5, Greenfield, and you are a registered voter, on Tuesday, April 15, you have a wonderful opportunity to participate in local democracy at the Grange on Chapman Street. Precinct 5 is having a primary election for town councilor among three candidates. The top … 0

Letter: Lyford wants to serve

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

As firefighters, we take an oath to serve and protect the citizens of Greenfield. John Lyford did just that for 26 years. We know what it takes it serve our citizens. John is a retired firefighter and wants to continue that oath by serving you as your next … 1