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Letter: Losing old soldiers

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Once again, it is Memorial Day here in picturesque upper Buckland. Glancing from side to side, I take note of the stately old maple trees that line this route. As a boy, I used to crouch beneath these same trees while waiting for the school bus. Unfortunately youth is fleeting. I see that they are old and bent now, very much like me. You see, time has marched on and … 0

Letter: Move Charlemont forward

Sunday, May 24, 2015

There is new life in the town of Charlemont. We have a major construction project at the site of the old drive-in. We have two new eating establishments and a sport shop in the village. Berkshire East has a Mountain Coaster. Our school’s agricultural focus has created enthusiasm among children, teachers and parents alike. On Tuesday, we have an opportunity to take another … 0

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 … 0

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Letter: Conspicuous absence

Thursday, May 14, 2015

There have been several recent cases where a black person was killed by a police officer. These killings prompted outrage and, in some cases, resulted in riots. Well, such protests attract a few calibers of people. The first are the Gandhi types who express outrage and want changes. … 0

Letter: Greenfield economics

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Greenfield is a small rural community with a low median income level of $45,261 (in the lowest one-quarter of state incomes.) Wellesley is the highest at $139,784, Lawrence the lowest at $31,631. We are paying the third highest property tax rate in the state ($17.5 per $1,000). Even … 0

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