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Letter: Orwell sums it up

Friday, October 24, 2014

Citizens of Greenfield, MA, USA: Congratulations on your new, 24/7 surveillance cameras overlooking the village square. You are well on your way to becoming a safe community. Thank goodness you had the foresight to build a constabulary far from the town center, lest all that expensive homeland security gear might be vulnerable to graffiti, broken lights and other assorted acts of vandalism. That leaves plenty of room for a new … 0

Letter: Fossil fuels divestment

Friday, October 24, 2014

Climate activist and eco-philosopher Joanna Macy counsels that it is imperative to celebrate any step we make in contributing to the well-being of our world. Certainly many steps were taken by the over 400,000 people, including many from the Greenfield area, who participated in the Peoples’ Climate March in New York City on Sept. 21 very quickly that the steps they took mattered. … 0

Letter: Ebola politics

Friday, October 24, 2014

Well. Today’s word (10/18) from the Associated Press is that the World Health Organization has decided it “bungled efforts to halt the spread of Ebola in West Africa.” Then they state “the agency’s own bureaucracy was part of the problem ... it pointed out that the heads of its country offices in Africa are ‘politically motivated appointments.’” So what does the POTUS do? … 0

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Letter: Evidence exists

Monday, October 13, 2014

I hope that Mr. Kempf (and everyone else, for that matter) truly wants to understand the dire straights that unchecked climate change represents. By this specific question, it’s obvious that the writer is poorly served by whomever supplies him with information, but the first step in education is … 0

Letter: Seeing the beauty

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Railroad Salvage: In 1954-55, after graduation from GHS, I worked at this store, upstairs where men’s suits were being made. I was doing the shipping orders. Downstairs, on a very large machine, I was punching out time cards. My boss and owner, Mr. Bill Palestine, who was so … 0

Letter: Save the world

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Global warming is getting really bad and I thought a way of making people aware could be sending a letter to our local newspaper. I don’t feel people understand how bad global warming is getting. Global warming has gotten to a point where, if temperatures go up 2 … 1

Letter: Dog poop problem

Sunday, October 12, 2014

In response to the letter on Oct. 5, “Dog Lovers”: We agree that there is a problem with people not picking up after their dogs. We are dog owners and for the three years that we have had our dog, we have been walking him along the field … 0

Letter: Israeli land theft

Sunday, October 12, 2014

U.S. security is endangered by continued support for Israeli land theft. According to the Associated Press and other international news agencies, over 1,000 new illegal homes have been constructed on Palestinian land during the last few months. This has occurred with no objections from the U.S., yet the … 0

Letter: Observing conflict

Friday, October 10, 2014

Sometimes worthy causes come into conflict. An example of that is the question of removing the Wiley-Russell dam on the Green River north of Meridian Street. On the one side we have historical preservation; on the other, restoring the Green River to its natural state. The preservationists argue … 0

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