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Letter: Allow yourself room

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Motorists tailgate (follow too close) on many highways. Years ago, the Mass. State Police and others recommended a car length behind another auto for every 10 miles per hour travel speed. This give a driver behind a vehicle time to handle any ordinary emergency. At 60 miles per hour, this is 88 feet per second. It takes about three quarters of a second to think while moving 66 feet. LEW … 0

Letter: Stolen decorations

Thursday, August 27, 2015

I would like to know who is low enough to steal all of the decorations off of my family’s plot between Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 15 and 16). I had two beautiful blue rose bouquet — one white, one lavender — along with wisterias hanging from twisted vines. They were beautiful, not something that had seen better days. I can’t express how angry … 0

Letter: Life’s potential

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dear Mr. Wallace Reid, Aren’t you glad your mother thought of you as “more than a potential?’ God blessed you with a life passed “potential.” Too bad you aren’t willing to “pass it on.” Many babies in heaven would thank you for fighting for them. WINSTON and MARIE LaBELLE Greenfield … 0

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Letter: Growing Greenfield

Letter: Dr. Zinn will be missed

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Dear Dr. Daniel Zinn: My wife and I were so lucky that you were the Pediatrician on call on Dec. 22, 2005 and June 7, 2010. You were the first human being to touch both of my children as they entered into the world. For both Joshua and … 0

Letter: Sun power

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Solar works just great here in western Massachusetts so long as it is not cloudy. LEWIS B. SCKOLNICK Leverett … 1

Letter: Fenway magic

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Aug. 1 was the best day of my summer. I went to Fenway Park with Northfield Recreation led by Bridget Hammond. Forty-some fans, 8 to 80, watch the Red Sox beat Tampa Bay. We were baked by the sun, we were rained on, we saw a fight. I … 0

Letter: Face traffic

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Oh, how the regulators have circumvented commonsense on bicycling, walking and jogging. In my day, that being in 1940s, I was taught by my mother to walk, ride my bike or jog FACING TRAFFIC. Here is where common sense comes into the equation. Riding into traffic you can … 0

Letter: Heavenly meteor shower

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

As Wednesday turned to Thursday (Aug. 12 to 13), I got up at 3 to use the bathroom and to see what I could see of the Perseid shower. I stumbled wearily through my room then, bundled in layers, mittens and a hoodie (the night air was August-perfect … 0

Letter: Good job, DPW

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Three cheers for the Greenfield DPW’s tree crew! As a resident of Lovers Lane, which has plenty of tall trees in various states of growth and decline, I was very thankful to see the arrival of help from the DPW’s very able tree crew. In preparation for the … 0

Letter: Done with the Patriots

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The football season is firing up for another season. Goodbye Tom Brady, goodbye the Patriots and goodbye Bob Kraft. I shall not waste my time watching crybabies and cheaters. Anyone who lies, cheats and destroys any evidence that might incriminate their wrongdoing does not belong in organized professional … 0

Letter: Volunteering in Nicaragua

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I recently returned from a volunteer trip to the beautiful, developing country of Nicaragua, with several classmates from Frontier Regional High School. While there we helped to build walls on a learning center in a small village called Pantanal. I volunteered with a nonprofit organization called Amped for … 0

Letter: Views on ‘faith’

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I think the heart of a recent letter written by Joanna Singh concerning Faith Matters is found in this statement: “I’ve read some of your pieces by local religious leaders and I am puzzled at what seems to be open proselytizing about unproven matters of faith.” Faith is … 0

Letter: Fragmented thinking

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I found it quite amusing that in the article “Certain wildlife species could benefit from pipeline, while others suffer” (Aug. 11), Scott Jackson raised the issue of the pipeline corridor fragmenting the forest. He makes the point, correctly, that this has the potential to adversely affect many forest … 1