Letter: River use hazards

Monday, July 6, 2015

I’ve read the article regarding the Deerfield River and Stillwater Bridge. Tubing on the Deerfield seems a natural pastime for the area. But be careful, when the area that is being used to pick up or drop off customers is not controlled by someone or thing, it creates an area that gets used as public recreation. I live near the Delaware River in New York. It’s extremely beautiful and was … 0

Letter: Wrong location

Monday, July 6, 2015

On July 16, the Planning Board is meeting to allow by special permit the Behavioral Health Network of Springfield to operate a 62-bed detox and rehab facility at the former Lunt property. Is this the best fit for the neighborhood; one that currently is home to the town’s baseball fields, the new high school, the middle school and residential homes? Greenfield’s downtown already … 0

Letter: War on smokers

Monday, July 6, 2015

How stupid are politicians? All these mentally deranged people we’re reading about are allowed to drive cars, their mentally retarded parents buying guns for their brain-dead offspring and what do our fearless leaders do? They spend billions of dollars preaching, “No smoking any place where another man, woman, child or pets may inhale nasty second hand smoke or the smell of it. The … 0

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Editorial: Reason to celebrate since 1776

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

Letter: Important survey

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

If you are a well-informed Catholic who takes an active interest in the direction of our country, then take a few minutes to complete the National Survey of American Catholic opinion concerning abortion . This survey will be studied carefully by Catholic leaders and leaders in government whose … 0

Letter: Left to our grandchildren

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

A letter for the year 2030: Dear Rowan, Calla, Leif and Kai, (our grandkids), Grandpa and I just wanted to be sure you understand how sorry we are that we allowed big business to dirty your air, pollute your water, destroy your woods and to risk the future … 0

Letter: Clintons make me sick

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Darlene Clark, you say you’re an Independent, but I’m not buying it. Georgie Swinerton gives plenty of good reasons why Bill and Hillary should never return to the White House, yet you are certain she is jealous of the Clintons. That’s nonsense, ma’am. You say, “Whenever a Democrat … 0