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Letter: What’s possible

Thursday, October 30, 2014

On Jan. 31, 1958, Explorer 1 was put in orbit. It was 6.25 inches in diameter. Wernher Von Braun, a German rocket scientist, is credited with making this United States effort possible. July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 was the space flight that landed the first humans on the Moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, That historic event took 11 years after tiny Explorer 1 went into orbit. In the early … 1

Letter: A new senior center

Thursday, October 30, 2014

If you’ve had any reason to visit the current Greenfield Senior Center, you may wonder why a new facility has been proposed. It’s true that the activities and programs are amazing and the wonderful staff and myriad volunteers are welcoming and helpful but the list of serious problems at the center is long and has existed for some time. Let’s start with the … 0

Letter: An effective lawmaker

Thursday, October 30, 2014

We sometimes forget how effective our legislative delegation has been. We are very fortunate to have hard working, intelligent and caring people working for western Massachusetts in Boston. Steve Kulik is at the top of that list. He has sponsored an incredible number of bills for us over the years. As vice chair of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means and the … 0

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Letter: What’s possible

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Letter: All about the cash

Thursday, October 30, 2014

It’s unbelievable. Some think, and are trying to convince others, that Question 2 is about something besides money. They spatter on about incentivizing conservation and other such drivel in one breath and drool about how they’d love to spend all that unclaimed deposit money in the next. This … 0

Letter: Keep them in office

Thursday, October 30, 2014

On Tuesday Nov. 4, the 1st and 2nd Franklin districts will have a choice. I’m urging voters to stick with the winning team of Reps. Steve Kulik and Denise Andrews. Both of these public servants have worked hard to bring resources to western Massachusetts, to serve their constituents … 0

Letter: Not so scary

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I’ve got to say I haven’t had as good of a laugh as I had today in a little while. I just finished reading Mr. Carville’s letter of Oct. 22. I’m still in stitches. Imagine people thinking that communists (read socialists, etc.) are bent on undoing our way … 0

Letter: Asking for your vote

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Over the course of this campaign, I have demonstrated my ability and commitment to the 1st Franklin District. From my announcement in March, signature gathering in every town, and then knocking on more than 6,500 doors, to the mail-pieces, radio ads, campaign website, fair booths, lawn signs, town … 0

Letter: Effective representation

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Whately has been in the news recently due to a dispute between the town and the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The Mill River has been eroding its bank in the vicinity of Whately’s wells and the town needs to take action to prevent the loss of … 0

Letter: Here’s a thought

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Just a thought, here’s something to consider when deciding which way to vote on Question 2 on Tuesday. Maybe a 5-cent deposit on all those individual size water bottles (24-pack is $1.20) will be enough of an incentive to get people to go and buy a reusable bottle … 0

Letter: Fortunate to have him

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

As a fourth-generation farmer in Deerfield, I have had the good fortune to be represented by Steve Kulik. Steve has served us well during his time in office, and has been especially helpful to the farming community. Whether advocating for land preservation, buy local funding, or senior farm … 0

Letter: Swift action for safety

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I want to commend the Frontier School community and the police for their swift action today (Oct. 23) in addressing a legitimate threat made to our school and children. This individual is now in jail facing charges for these threats. First and foremost, I want to thank those … 0

Letter: Curbside better than deposit

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Surprise! Bud Foster here: Yes, I am still active at 94 years old. I have been fighting the FORCED deposit on bottles for nearly 40 years. There is a better way: RECYCLE. We were one of 10 states with a FORCED deposit bottle bill. Delaware scrapped their bottle … 0

Letter: Expand deposit bill

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Connecticut River Watershed Council recently held our 18th annual Source to Sea Cleanup, a two-day coordinated trash cleanup along rivers and streams throughout the four-state watershed. Despite widely accessible local recycling programs, volunteers every year find thousands of beverage containers in our rivers and along the banks. … 0