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Letter: NBC’s double standard

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

So let me see if I have this straight: NBC fires Donald Trump because he made disparaging remarks about illegal aliens but they keep the Al Sharpton show? Unbelievable, and yet typical. JON ORTIZ Sunderland … 0

Letter: Securing parental rights

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Did you know that parents with disabilities are far more likely than other parents to lose custody of their children as well as their parental rights during juvenile court proceedings? Despite abundant case law and anti-discrimination statutes, disabled parents still suffer from discrimination based off of the presumptions that having a disability means you cannot adequately raise your children. But all hope is … 0

Letter: A cleaner future

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

America’s youth, along with the rest of America, need and deserve a brighter future and a cleaner environment. The money spent by greedy corporate elites on dirty fracking; pipeline building; habitat destruction; chemical waste; export; police/security costs; emergency; cleanup of air, water and greenhouse pollution; land settlement costs; attorneys, compression noise; habitat destruction, etc., could easily be spent on alternative renewables and solar … 0

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Letter: News bias

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

John Bos in his My Turn stated “Every news organization is biased in one way or another.” So I would say Jan Norris is correct in that PBS, NPR, NBC, CNN and MSNBC are all left bias. I can say Fox News does lean to the right. What … 0

Letter: Pipeline must be stopped

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

After reading last week’s series on Kinder Morgan’s pipeline, I am more clear than ever that this project needs to be stopped. The additional gas is not necessary. Our energy needs can be met more efficiently by a combination of conservation and alternative energy sources. Our communities are … 0

Letter: U.S. must fight ISIS

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Recently, U.S.-made weaponry fell into enemy hands, ISIS: 2,300 Humvee armored vehicles, 40 M1A1 battle tanks, 74,000 machine guns, 52 M198 howitzer mobile guns , and 74,000 Army machine guns (reference : Reuters). The grand total estimated to be $219.7 million. Experts report those losses represent a fraction … 0

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Open letter to Eric Mr. Twarog: I own the property at 14 Smith Street. I am aghast at the plans for building a drive-thru Dunkin’ Donuts with an exit on Smith Street. I am the Academic Dean and College Counselor at The Academy at Charlemont, and I leave … 0

Letter: Mohawk will miss her

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Earlier this month, the Mohawk Athletic Association (MAA) held its final meeting of the school year. At the end of the meeting, with little notice or recognition, Joni Sessions walked away from a group that she has meant so much for, for so many years. Joni has been … 0

Letter: My view on vaccines

Sunday, June 21, 2015

In response to your opinion on eliminating the exemptions for vaccinations I would like to offer a counter point of view. From what I see, there is rush to judgment here, based on a minor outbreak of measles (which has not been determined to have been caused by … 0

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