Letter: Abortion issue

Monday, August 31, 2015

I wish to commend Mr. Wallis Reid for his observations in a recent My Turn article about abortion. It was concise and relevant. An acorn is not an oak nor a caterpillar a butterfly. And a fetus is not a baby. A couple days later, Jane Winchester writes a heartfelt letter to the editor castigating Planned Parenthood on what I suspect is gross misinformation. Hopefully this group, the Center for … 0

Letter: ‘Fine Southerners’ not the issue

Monday, August 31, 2015

I would like to offer a different perspective to Lou Barber’s Southern experience and his support for the “sacred” Confederate flag in his Aug. 24 letter. Mr. Barber grew up in western Massachusetts and has lived in the South for 60 years. In contrast, I have lived in western Massachusetts for 28 years but grew up in the South, attending primary and secondary … 0

Letter: Troubling personality

Sunday, August 30, 2015

My potential comments toward Mr. Donald Trump are not meant to be inflammatory or derogatory statements, but rather a character study of his personality, of which includes his behavioral traits. This top runner for the Republican nomination is said to be a narcissist. Narcissism is when one dwells on his or her own self or attainments. A person who falls into that category … 0

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Letter: Fenway magic

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Aug. 1 was the best day of my summer. I went to Fenway Park with Northfield Recreation led by Bridget Hammond. Forty-some fans, 8 to 80, watch the Red Sox beat Tampa Bay. We were baked by the sun, we were rained on, we saw a fight. I … 0

Letter: Face traffic

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Oh, how the regulators have circumvented commonsense on bicycling, walking and jogging. In my day, that being in 1940s, I was taught by my mother to walk, ride my bike or jog FACING TRAFFIC. Here is where common sense comes into the equation. Riding into traffic you can … 0

Letter: Heavenly meteor shower

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

As Wednesday turned to Thursday (Aug. 12 to 13), I got up at 3 to use the bathroom and to see what I could see of the Perseid shower. I stumbled wearily through my room then, bundled in layers, mittens and a hoodie (the night air was August-perfect … 0

Letter: Good job, DPW

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Three cheers for the Greenfield DPW’s tree crew! As a resident of Lovers Lane, which has plenty of tall trees in various states of growth and decline, I was very thankful to see the arrival of help from the DPW’s very able tree crew. In preparation for the … 0

Letter: Done with the Patriots

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The football season is firing up for another season. Goodbye Tom Brady, goodbye the Patriots and goodbye Bob Kraft. I shall not waste my time watching crybabies and cheaters. Anyone who lies, cheats and destroys any evidence that might incriminate their wrongdoing does not belong in organized professional … 0

Letter: Volunteering in Nicaragua

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I recently returned from a volunteer trip to the beautiful, developing country of Nicaragua, with several classmates from Frontier Regional High School. While there we helped to build walls on a learning center in a small village called Pantanal. I volunteered with a nonprofit organization called Amped for … 0

Letter: Views on ‘faith’

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I think the heart of a recent letter written by Joanna Singh concerning Faith Matters is found in this statement: “I’ve read some of your pieces by local religious leaders and I am puzzled at what seems to be open proselytizing about unproven matters of faith.” Faith is … 0

Letter: Fragmented thinking

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I found it quite amusing that in the article “Certain wildlife species could benefit from pipeline, while others suffer” (Aug. 11), Scott Jackson raised the issue of the pipeline corridor fragmenting the forest. He makes the point, correctly, that this has the potential to adversely affect many forest … 1

Letter: Wrong place

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Anyone that is in favor of the proposed 64-bed detox, etc., plan on Federal Street is obviously not living in the immediate neighborhood of the proposed property in question. Not only is this site a poor location for such a facility but a missed opportunity for Greenfield. For … 0

Letter: Dog training

Monday, August 17, 2015

I have just read the article “Aggressive dog inconveniences neighbors” (Aug. 7). Nowhere in that article did it mention whether the dog, Baker, had ever received any training. If he has not, I, as a dog lover and owner of a pit bull mix, would strongly recommend that … 0