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Letter: My Meadows view

Thursday, May 21, 2015

I agree with Priscilla Collins; Greenfield is a small rural town and income levels are low and we are paying the third-highest property tax rate in the state ($17.5 per $1,000). We are paying more than double or triple most other towns and cities our size. But I don’t agree with what Collins said about the wealthy homeowners in the area of the Meadows. I live right next to the … 0

Letter: Story focus

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Diane Broncaccio’s report about the Hawley annual Town Meeting (“Hawley voters OK amended recall, broadband articles,” May 13) devoted 16 of its 17 paragraphs to three articles that were added to the town warrant by petition. Two of these concerned WiredWest, one proposed a bylaw that would allow for the recall of an unfit elected official. Sadly, this account lacked accuracy and failed … 0

Letter: A place for all?

Thursday, May 21, 2015

It was heartening to see the articles about the seniors talking to town officials about the services they want (although I am dubious with it being a “human rights issue”). We, as a community, should be having discussions about what extras we would like to fund. I will note that there is NO teen center (leaky AC or not) and no general community … 0

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Letter: None of his business

Thursday, May 14, 2015

The recent letter by Mr. Noel Abbot, formerly of Rowe, made it very clear that he has been one of WiredWest’s strong supporters. The fact that he is no longer living in this area should be enough of a reason to keep his opinions out of Hawley’s business. … 0

Letter: Give Rich your vote

Thursday, May 14, 2015

I have known Rich Kuklewicz for many years. In that time he has shown to be an honest, fair and sensible person. I believe Rich will take the time to listen to the concerns of Montague’s constituents, consider all sides of an issue and make a positive impact … 0

Letter: Slow mail

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A letter mailed in the town’s slot at the local post office now takes four days to be delivered in town. It is incredible and ridiculous to have a letter sent to Springfield only to be returned to the town for delivery — or worse still, to have … 0

Letter: Won’t be intimidated

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Concerning the recent response by Steve Nelson of WiredWest to my comments on the project, perhaps I should be offended. However, in general, I am not surprised. Indeed, if anything, Mr. Nelson’s statements prove what I have said all along. Namely, instead of arguing the issue on the … 0

Letter: Colrain’s poverty numbers

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I would like to take issue with the poverty rate of 46 percent that Mary Parsons mentioned at the Colrain Annual Town Meeting. (“Colrain approves $2.4 million for high-speed Internet,” by Tom Relihan, May 6). She is suggesting that nearly half the town of Colrain is at or … 0

Letter: Committed to Montague

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

This letter is in support of Rich Kuklewicz for the Montague Board of Selectmen. I have known Rich as a fellow town meeting member for the last 23 years and have been consistently impressed with his ability to listen to a diverse set of arguments, then formulate his … 0

Letter: Happy to support Kuklewicz

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

An open note to the registered voters in the Town of Montague. This is a first for me. I have never publicly endorsed or supported a candidate for local government office ... until this year. When I first heard Rich Kuklewicz was going to run for selectman, I … 0

Letter: Barton Cove use

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Another beautiful week went by and still the Barton Cove boat ramp is not open. I have tried for years to figure out who holds the key and when will they decide to unlock the gate. I can fish elsewhere on the river or many other places in … 0

Letter: Montague, make it Kuklewicz

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I have known Rich Kuklewicz for over eight years, and want to show my support as he runs for a seat on the Montague Board of Selectmen. I have always known Rich to be a very fair, honest, and sensible person who takes in to consideration all aspects … 0

Letter: He has our vote

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Rich Kuklewicz has our vote on May 18 for town selectman. With past and present experience serving on many committees in the town of Montague, we are confident that these experiences will help him succeed in making a positive change in the community and giving Montague a person … 0