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Letter: Immigration process

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A recent letter to the editor contained the inspiring words on a plaque mounted to the Statue of Liberty. Imagine, the waves and waves of immigrants to the New World whose first glimpse of America were the skyline of New York and the Statue of Liberty, as they were disembarking at Ellis Island to have their papers processed. JOHN BABITS Turners Falls … 0

Letter: Lost-and-found story

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

This past Saturday, I realized that my makeshift money clip with just enough money to miss, was no longer in my pocket. I retraced my recent travels, and inquired at one earlier stop without luck. Monday, I had given up hope on recovery, as I had expected the few bills and small paper clamp to turn up in the fold of a seat … 0

Letter: Offensive to Christians

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

I write in response to “The Cross is Christian!” Los Angeles Times editorial of Aug. 11, challenging the statement that it’s “ridiculous” to “consider the cross a fitting symbol for all Americans honoring the war dead.” The thousands of crosses at Arlington National Cemetery enable the hallowed earth to collectively speak of courage, faith, hope, honor, integrity and most importantly, love and sacrifice. … 0

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Letter: Why add tech to highway?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

I’m writing to alert all taxpaying citizens that our taxes are slated to pay $17.5 dollars in “Blue Tooth” accessible signs along the Massachusetts highways. Gov. Patrick has already signed the bill. These signs are intended to give “Blue Tooth (smart phone and GPS) users” an accurate time … 0

Letter: Where’s the woman?

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Well, very nice spread concerning the Triathlon in today’s paper — including several pictures of the men who did not win — and not one picture of the woman who beat them all! That’s just wrong, as they say. If I’d been doing layout, her photo would have … 0

Letter: Repeal this vote!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

As a Northfield property owner, our household is now responsible for the cost of another 79 cents per $1,000 of tax valuation due to the July 8 school budget override vote. This is not a temporary tax, but a permanent tax that will be included in all my … 0

Letter: It’s time to pay attention

Friday, August 8, 2014

I have never been a person to get involved in politics. I assumed it was safe to leave it in the hands of those who “knew more” or were more “professional.” After I put myself through college and I became a mother, I started to pay more attention … 0

Letter: Splash park? Not sure

Thursday, August 7, 2014

I am a Hillside Park neighbor and have had mixed feelings about the upcoming splash park project. I was initially concerned that the plan did not include any type of changing facility (yes, I understand that would possibly invite more trouble). I am more concerned after reading that … 0

Letter: Anderson for rep

Thursday, August 7, 2014

My wife, Karen Anderson, candidate for State Representative, and I are celebrating our anniversary this year ... our 25th. The time has flown to where we find ourselves today. I remember how beautiful Karen looked in her borrowed wedding dress as she walked down the aisle. We spent … 0

Letter: Thanks, Dakin

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I just want to say a big “Thank You” to the Dakin Animal Shelter in Leverett for all that they do for the many cats and dogs that are there. I was impressed with the place and I felt I had to get the word out to the … 0

Letter: Lung cancer warning

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Aug. 1 was the third annual World Lung Cancer Day, a day to pause to remember those who are fighting lung cancer as well as those who have lost their lives to this insidious disease. Lung cancer is the No. 1 adult cancer killer in the U.S., claiming … 0

Letter: Looking back

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

I got a great kick out of fun memories brought back by seeing the little girl bouncing on a playground toy outside my old fifth-grade Federal Street School window — the one we jumped from into a fireman’s net. No fire, just a demonstration by the Fire Department. … 0

Letter: The Hero or the Villain?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Certainly one of the best articles I have read recently on a tragic mistake that was made 66 years ago, is one by Rashid Khalidim entitled “Collective Punishment in Gaza.” He makes the argument that the Palestinians have suffered almost unspeakable horrors (for the creation of the state … 0