Letter: Energy leadership

Thursday, October 23, 2014

As Massachusetts shifts from fossil fuels like coal to low-carbon, community-owned energy, we need policymakers willing to embrace the nuanced and difficult challenge of transition. Thank you to Congressman Jim McGovern and state Rep. Denise Andrews for their tireless service on behalf of Massachusetts residents and in building a clean-energy economy. These leaders have championed energy efficiency and renewable energy while levying harsh critique of the mythologies of price and … 0

Letter: Climate legislation

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Many people who participated in the Climate March in New York City last month came back convinced that now is the time for our nation and the world to end the burning of fossil fuels. Yet the scope of the problem seems to defy solution. Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) thinks it has the answer. Their sole focus is to pass federal carbon fee … 0

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 … 0

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Letter: Let’s pass ‘2’

Friday, October 10, 2014

At Mass Audubon’s Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, we clean up trash all year from the banks of the Mill River and out in the meadows. Ballot Question 2 will remove many littered bottles from our beautiful natural areas and get them into recycling facilities where they belong. The original … 1

Letter: Impressed with Korpita

Friday, October 10, 2014

Nov. 4 is a very important date for all registered voters to decide on various political positions that would best serve our communities. We have been lifelong residents of Deerfield and have engaged in several conversations with Dylan Korpita to learn about his views and plans for the … 0

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