Letter: A matter of choice

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Casinos have open doors. You can just walk in, but you don’t have to. If you are inside and you wish to leave, the door is right there as well. As the law now states, you are free to come and go. Certain people want to restrict our freedom. This approach seems quite unkind as opposed to a tolerant live-and-let-live attitude. One group wants to prevent thousands of people from … 0

Letter: Re-elect Andrews

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I write to urge the return of Denise Andrews to the Massachusetts House on Nov. 4. Rep. Andrews helped us Massachusetts nurses get “safe patient limits” in all of our ICUs, protecting the safety of our friends and loved ones when they become patients. Denise supports earned sick time and an increase in the minimum wage for all Massachusetts workers. Rep. Andrews continues … 0

Letter: Effective representation

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Once in a while, a politician comes along who brings distinction and honor to his profession. Steve Kulik is such a person. Steve and his wife moved from the Boston area to Worthington in 1976. They built a house here and raised two children. Steve served for 11 years as selectman in Worthington. During that time, he was also president of both the … 0

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Letter: All about water

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Water is in danger all over the U.S. Drought conditions are intensifying and reservoirs are drying up in the west. In Texas, whole communities are without water. Only 2.5 percent of the world’s water is drinkable. Obscenely wealthy investment interests are gaining private control of water as a … 1

Letter: Comic strip criticism

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Years ago, there were complainers to this newspaper who said stuff about “Beetle Bailey,” such as it being “offensive” and “dehumanizing many” and “sexist.” You dropped it because you thought it wasn’t funny anymore, saying it was too dependent on its “sexist” humor. I would agree that it … 0

Letter: Bad casino deal

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The expanded gaming act that passed three years ago has been called the best piece of casino legislation in the country by our legislators, some news media and, of course, the casino industry. How many voters are aware of the fact that this legislation allows casinos to offer … 0

Letter: A state leader

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Three cheers for Greenfield Community College for winning a national Green Genome award! This latest award proves yet again that GCC, although it’s the smallest of our state’s community colleges, is a giant when it comes to leadership and innovation. And this award, which recognizes the college’s sustainability … 0

Letter: Quieter mornings on the way

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

This morning, I was jarred awake at 5:15 a.m. (again) by the crashing of dumpster collection four to five houses away. Fortunately, due to the good work of the Greenfield Board of Health and our friendly local health department agent, this event will soon be a thing of … 0

Letter: Mapping Dexter Marsh

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

One of the first two detailed historic maps of Greenfield center is from 1855. It tells us that Dexter Marsh probably lived just north of Olive Street. The prior map of 1852 outlines the extent of riverbank in that location below a similarly shaped building with two small … 0

Letter: A business that cares

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Recently, I made another visit to “Looky Here,” located on Chapman Street in Greenfield. I had spotted a beautiful little dresser while going past and quickly pulled over to investigate. I already had been in the store a couple of times and I already knew the proprietor was … 0

Letter: Vanishing gift?

Monday, October 6, 2014

Everyone who loves the performing arts is concerned about the future of Arts Block, the Pushkin and Ed Wierzbowski. We all hope that Ed finds a way to hold on to the buildings. There’s a point that I don’t hear discussed in the many conversations taking place. Ed … 1

Letter: Pedestrians beware!

Monday, October 6, 2014

My efforts, since May 2014, continue with officials in Turners Falls to address and post pedestrian signs at crosswalks at dangerous locations such as J and Canal streets in Turners Falls, school zones and Avenue A. Facts: There are five crosswalks from the library to the paper mill … 0

Letter: Re-elect Kulik

Sunday, October 5, 2014

I am not a resident in the 1st Franklin House District, but I am writing to ask voters in the nineteen towns represented by Stephen Kulik to re-elect him on Nov. 4. I have had the pleasure of knowing Steve for several years; we are both past presidents … 0