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Letter: Follow the money

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Shelburne Senior Center’s FY’15 budget is $208,417 plus money from senior memorial solicitations and, now, the new Senior Center Foundation fundraising group. With this kind of money, it seems like the Senior Center could rein in their spending and live within their generous $208,417 plus budget. So why does this new foundation need $8,500 from the small non-profit Friends of West County Seniors? On Sept. 2, Marion Taylor (president … 0

Letter: Walk carefully!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

A brief message to all pedestrians, especially those crossing with youngsters: Please do not jump out into travel lanes from between parked vehicles and assume that drivers have seen you. Pickup trucks; SUVs, delivery vans, even parked cars often shield you from our view! Please: Stop, Look and Listen! Take the one or two seconds from your day to ensure your safety and … 0

Letter: Birth control vs. CO2?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I have been giving a great deal of thought regarding the public concern about global warming, fuel costs, health care costs, escalating taxes and water. In my opinion the increase in our population has created a problem. Perhaps one possible solution to cutting governmental spending would be to provide free educational services regarding birth control options for men and women including a stipend … 0

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Letter: Two for Tuesday

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

In the Massachusetts Democratic primary on Tuesday, Sept. 9, Democratic and independent (“unenrolled”) voters will do well to cast their ballots for Leland Cheung, for lieutenant governor; and Warren Tolman, for attorney general. Leland Cheung is a first-generation American. He aces my “lieutenant governor test”: If he or … 0

Letter: Cleaning up Turners

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Volunteers for clean-up in the Village of Turners Falls. Motivation to serve will come from wanting a better environment to live in and enjoy. Service will rarely be glorious. Temptation to quit will sometimes be strong. Volunteers must be diligent with little or no visible results and possibly … 0

Letter: What they stand for

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Rep. Denise Andrews has been attacked by her opponents in the upcoming state elections. But it seems pretty evident that Denise works hard for us. She also comes to our Old Home Day in Wendell, and she comes here, rolls up her sleeves and helps us with the … 0

Letter: Let’s elect Anderson

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Life is very complicated for most people, myself included. The task of representing thousands of diverse people takes an exceptionally dedicated individual! While our current Democrat representative is out of touch with the interests of many and current matters at hand,we have another option. I am a supporter … 0

Letter: Putin’s thinking

Monday, September 1, 2014

I read a very interesting interpretation of the situation in the Ukraine one that if true could tragically affect all of Europe as it is drawn into a conflict of the U.S.’s making. According to Sergei Glaziev friend and close adviser of Putin’s, the way they are seeing … 1

Letter: Pipeline plans

Monday, September 1, 2014

Kinder Morgan has a FERC petition now called “the Connecticut Expansion,” where they are seeking to bypass environmental impact processes at both the state and federal level to reconfigure their existing pipeline in Massachusetts! This pipeline exists in southern Massachusetts, but they are planning to divert that pipeline’s … 4

Letter: Healey right for AG

Sunday, August 31, 2014

When voters look at the candidates for attorney general, they see a politician running against an experienced litigator. While Warren Tolman is not a bad guy, he is running as an experienced state senator with no experience for the position he is seeking. His campaign message is basically … 0

Letter: Butynski’s corn the best

Sunday, August 31, 2014

I must take Chris Collins to task on his anointment to Golonka farm stand as the best corn in the valley. Year in and out that award would go to Butynski’s farm on Colrain Road. They are one of the only farm stands, if not the only one, … 0

Letter: Bolster these volunteers

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The New York Times, Sunday Review, Aug. 17, highlighted a national concern titled “The Disappearing Volunteer Firefighter.” There have been many articles written nationally about this problem. This article, to me, a retired volunteer firefighter of 55 years service, seems to be accurate, well written and researched. In … 0

Letter: We’re in trouble

Sunday, August 31, 2014

I know nothing about the stock market. I do know that millionaires in 1929 lost everything when the market crashed. I wonder today how the market continues to do well. This country’s financial status has never been worse. The national debt is speeding toward $20 trillion. Most of … 0