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Letter: ‘Outstanding’ tribute to vets

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

“Outstanding” is the word to all those that paid tribute to our veterans on their day. Some but not all, were: Newton St. School, Applebee’s, Friendly’s, Vassar’s, Clarkdale, Golden Nozzle, F. L. Roberts, etc. A thank you salute is in order for your thoughtfulness from all veterans. TOM TRAVIS Greenfield … 0

Letter: A special place

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Recently, an email message was received from our Mohawk district superintendent, Michael Buoniconti, touting measured successes over the last eight years. In hard numbers and graphs, Buoniconti shares that the percentage of district students achieving proficient or higher in English language arts AND math has trended positively for several years, now both exceeding the state average. Congratulations to those who made, instituted and … 0

Letter: Prescription management

Monday, November 23, 2015

Several years ago after back surgery I was sent home with a large bottle of OxyContin. I had no idea how addictive they were until the day I decided to stop taking them; what followed was a frightening and uncomfortable 24 hours of nausea, chills, sweating and agitation as I went through obvious withdrawal from a drug I had ingested for less than … 0

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Letter: Parking plan

Monday, November 9, 2015

In a face-to-face meeting in the mayor’s office a few years ago, I had a discussion with him about traffic safety and parking problems on Main Street. My topic was how can we improve the present arrangement and make it safer. Numerous minor accidents occur and most are … 1

Letter: Pleased with new school

Monday, November 9, 2015

I would like to commend the planners and builders of our sparking new high school which I saw for the first time this morning when I went to cast my vote. What a beautiful building inside and out, I am so pleased for our students and our community. … 0

Letter: Recognize the sacrifice

Sunday, November 8, 2015

For most of us, Veterans Day just means an extra day off from school or work. However, this and every Nov. 11, please be sure to spend a few minutes on its true purpose by acknowledging the men and women who have served in our armed forces. Army, … 0

Letter: Costly politicians

Sunday, November 8, 2015

As I watched the Democratic debate, I got a feeling that I was watching an auction. Bernie Sanders was adding another $19 trillion to the debt and what difference does it make. Hillary Clinton was flip-flopping like a fish out of the water. They must think we are … 0

Letter: Different vision

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Tommyb c/o Recorder Dear tommyb, Get your eyes examined ASAP. The foliage this year was spectacular. It was awesome, and the consensus says so. My wife and I took four extensive trips around New England, and other members of my family did so as well, and all agreed. … 0

Letter: The gas tax picture

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

People of the commonwealth have the right to complain about the condition of so many bridges and/or roads that have fallen into disrepair. Where has all the gas tax money been going that isn’t being used for bridge and/or road maintenance? Boston’s Big Dig, perhaps? Our legislators want … 0

Letter: Fan of Wormtown

Thursday, November 5, 2015

First, I am 61 years old. I discovered Wormtown about 5 years ago. Since then, I have gone to every spring and fall festival, not necessarily all three days, but at least some of the time. I have taken my family and I have gone by myself. The … 0

Letter: Wrong target

Thursday, November 5, 2015

The William Grans and the John Boses of the area are suffering from a credibility gap of their own making. They think that climate change will destroy the Earth as we know it ... thanks to those darn Republicans. For Jim Culleny, it’s those darn Republicans and Christians. … 0

Letter: Traffic flow

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

We could take turns. There are other people in this world! Yes, a few of us think we are the only ones on the highway. It’s not easy to give the right-of-way to others. Traffic works best when folks take turns. You stop on red, while others go … 0

Letter: Playground effort

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

I just wanted to give a big thank you and show my appreciation for all the hard work the Greenfield Recreation Department, Newton School PTO and staff, Mayor Martin and Superintendent Harper, Greenfield DPW and the many other Greenfield citizen volunteers put into the new Newton School playground. … 0