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Letter: Undemocratic influence

Thursday, August 28, 2014

A recent article in your editorial page described in broad detail the book, “The Brothers,” the actions of Allen Dulles, head of the CIA and his brother John Foster Dulles, head of our state department. It is sickening to even guess how many lives were lost, how many were tortured, how many were imprisoned because of their actions in our, that is American, interests. (read: American business/corporate interests.) They both … 0

Letter: Helping the homeless

Thursday, August 28, 2014

There are currently more than 2,000 homeless families receiving temporary emergency shelter in motels in Massachusetts, including several dozen families in Greenfield. The Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority has a contract with the state to help these families find affordable housing. Many of the families are from Franklin County and want to stay here; others wish to relocate to areas of … 0

Letter: American made

Thursday, August 28, 2014

In response to Darlene B. Clark’s letter, “Made in the USA,” I would like her to know that there are many places to buy American-made clothing at prices that are affordable and competitive with those brands she mentioned. She can simply visit www.BuyDirectUSA.com and click on the clothing section. She will find everything from everyday work wear, baby clothes to higher-end fashion. There … 0

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Letter: Our pipeline opposition

Friday, August 15, 2014

While lobbying in the State House we watched a fully-grown woman succumb to tears in front of an audience. She was weeping for the blueberry fields that her family had harvested for six generations, which were now jeopardized by the industrial monstrosity known as the Pipeline. We write … 0

Letter: Andrews’ courage

Friday, August 15, 2014

Address an oponent’s arguments before attacking their person,” a fundamental principle of debate says. This maxim addresses a specific fallacy, the ad hominem (literally, “to the man”), defined as: 1. appealing to one’s prejudices, emotions, or special interests rather than to one’s intellect or reason. 2. attacking an … 0

Letter: Threat to land trusts

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Rattlesnake Gutter Trust is a land trust dedicated to protecting natural and scenic areas of Leverett in balance with private property and community development. We do this primarily by purchasing and managing important conservation land, and by assisting Leverett landowners in protecting their property through conservation restrictions. … 0

Letter: Saturday parking

Thursday, August 14, 2014

An open letter to Mayor Martin: I’ve just paid a $10 fine for a parking meter violation when I visited the Farmers Market Saturday morning. No excuses, your Honor, I plead guilty. I also want to make a plea for free parking on Saturdays to encourage more people … 0

Letter: We need Susannah

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

I have been involved in local politics for over 30 years. I have served on numerous volunteer committees, and have served as an elected precinct representative, selectman and School Committee member. I have even run for the same state-level office in 2010 for the 2nd Franklin District. I … 0

Letter: No pipeline needed

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Gov. Patrick has held closed-door meetings that propose a tariff to be levied on all electricity ratepayers in Massachusetts to finance an unnecessary, overbuilt, high-pressure, gas transmission pipeline all across the state of Massachusetts. This in addition to enlarged capacity on the existing pipeline in Southern Massachusetts. And … 1

Letter: Focus on Israel

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The following remarks from Sherrill Hogen’s July 28 piece caught my attention: “We must remember that it is Israel that has taken Palestinian land and occupied it with the force of arms.” I’m sure Ms. Hogen knows that Israel is not currently occupying Gaza, although it certainly is … 1

Letter: Colrain Center musings

Monday, August 11, 2014

Years ago, Colrain Center was prosperous. Both churches were sanctuaries, people shopped locally, walking place to place, so two stores were busy, too. Also, the houses were large, which provided space for family businesses. Times change! People shop Wal-Mart! Recently, someone said, “The town center isn’t attracting people.” … 0

Letter: Sunday business

Monday, August 11, 2014

I am very saddened and disappointed by the recent law allowing liquor stores to open at 10 a.m. on Sundays. I am convinced that there would be a lot less problems if people filled their local churches on Sunday mornings instead of their local liquor stores ... God … 0

Letter: An energy solution?

Monday, August 11, 2014

The solution to the problem regarding the Northeast’s potential energy shortage is here. According to a press release from Solar Hydrogen Trends Inc. (www.SolarHydrogenTrends.com), a series of tests on the company’s “cold fusion” hydrogen reactor has proven it capable of producing far more hydrogen than the energy required … 2