Letter: Priorities

Friday, July 3, 2015

This will be short and sweet: The last couple of days, I have been reading how there is an interest in creating a cultural district in Greenfield. I can see how this would be very beneficial to the town. We all need culture. However, I was wondering if we could work on that, right after the Walmart or whatever big box store is up and running. CAROLYN WARCHOL Turners Falls … 0

Letter: Wrong tone

Friday, July 3, 2015

While I applaud efforts to support Sy’s Fund, I am distressed that the event planners chose to host a “sizzlers pageant.” No, it is NOT true that anything fun is good, as one spokesperson is quoted. We all may know people who identify as trans- — in our families, our workplaces, our faith communities. Let’s celebrate our diversity, not mock it. Rev. Dr. … 0

Letter: Drawing strength from others

Friday, July 3, 2015

An open letter to those impacted by the addiction crisis: I watched a drug deal today. It happened at 4 p.m., five feet in front of my car. As the participants walked in opposite directions I didn’t know who to chase. I wanted to shake their shoulders. I wanted to plead with them. The Recovery Community was rocked by three losses this week. … 0

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Letter: Positive service

Friday, June 19, 2015

I live on Conway Street in Greenfield and a huge tree that’s been leaning over our power lines for years finally came down. It brought the lines right down on our trailer. We still had power to the house but you could touch the wires, on a Saturday … 0

Letter: College tuition hikes

Thursday, June 18, 2015

It’s bad news that students at the Massachusetts state colleges in Amherst, Dartmouth and Lowell will have to face higher tuition fees in the coming year. Many families of these students may be borrowing money to fund their children’s education. Many of these prospective students to pay tuition … 0

Letter: Your pipeline coverage

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thank you for expanding your coverage of the Tennessee Gas Co. pipeline. You are covering what might be the most important story of our times for western Massachusetts and all of Massachusetts. Resistance is widespread, determined and intelligent. And becoming more and more organized. Our Hilltown and Franklin … 1

Letter: Trolley vision

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thank you for your recognition of the hard work that many members of the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum Inc. have put into our museum over the years (“Trolley taking us forward with nod to history”). I need to make one important correction, perhaps two. Not only was I … 0

Letter: Important survey

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

If you are a well-informed Catholic who takes an active interest in the direction of our country, then take a few minutes to complete the National Survey of American Catholic opinion concerning abortion . This survey will be studied carefully by Catholic leaders and leaders in government whose … 0

Letter: Left to our grandchildren

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A letter for the year 2030: Dear Rowan, Calla, Leif and Kai, (our grandkids), Grandpa and I just wanted to be sure you understand how sorry we are that we allowed big business to dirty your air, pollute your water, destroy your woods and to risk the future … 0

Letter: Clintons make me sick

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Darlene Clark, you say you’re an Independent, but I’m not buying it. Georgie Swinerton gives plenty of good reasons why Bill and Hillary should never return to the White House, yet you are certain she is jealous of the Clintons. That’s nonsense, ma’am. You say, “Whenever a Democrat … 0

Letter: Class trips

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

OH DEAR, OH DEAR. Parents of some of the children from Pioneer who have been bad can’t stand to have their children punished for being bad. Well, maybe if you had spent a little more time teaching them how to be good, you wouldn’t have this problem now. … 0

Letter: Anti-labor? Not at all

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I first have to say how proud I am of so many Franklin County residents, local and state politicians along with environmental activists showed up at the public hearing in Greenfield on the Tennessee pipeline project. I found it a bit disturbing when the young union member from … 2

Letter: Bridge ‘darned scary’

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I’m not surprised that a large hole was found in the General Pierce Bridge. What I am surprised about is that it is still in one piece at all. That bridge is so darned scary to go across, even on foot or bike. I would rather drive the … 0