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Letter: Allow yourself room

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Motorists tailgate (follow too close) on many highways. Years ago, the Mass. State Police and others recommended a car length behind another auto for every 10 miles per hour travel speed. This give a driver behind a vehicle time to handle any ordinary emergency. At 60 miles per hour, this is 88 feet per second. It takes about three quarters of a second to think while moving 66 feet. LEW … 0

Letter: Stolen decorations

Thursday, August 27, 2015

I would like to know who is low enough to steal all of the decorations off of my family’s plot between Saturday and Sunday (Aug. 15 and 16). I had two beautiful blue rose bouquet — one white, one lavender — along with wisterias hanging from twisted vines. They were beautiful, not something that had seen better days. I can’t express how angry … 0

Letter: Life’s potential

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dear Mr. Wallace Reid, Aren’t you glad your mother thought of you as “more than a potential?’ God blessed you with a life passed “potential.” Too bad you aren’t willing to “pass it on.” Many babies in heaven would thank you for fighting for them. WINSTON and MARIE LaBELLE Greenfield … 0

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Letter: Cap-and-trade pain

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

President Obama, who has made statements in the past as “I will bankrupt the coal industry” and “Your electricity rates would necessary skyrocket,” cannot wait to implement his cap-and-trade system he presented. I mean, hasn’t he inflicted enough pain on the people of this country? What other U.S. … 0

Letter: Pipeline benefits

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I lived in Deerfield from 1947 to ’96, I saw what happened at the East Deerfield yard (pollution), I would rather have a pipeline under my feet than a tank car going by my window. You people against the pipeline should rethink your position and your towns can … 0

Letter: Legal lying; invasive lilies

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

I cannot believe it — the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has stated that lying in political campaign ads is perfectly OK and “constitutional.” Whatever happened to “Thou shall not bear false witness against a neighbor,” etc.? Parents try to raise their children to tell the truth; nasty messages … 0

Letter: Planned Parenthood is despicable

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Liberals are against the Confederate flag, plastic bags and Fox News, but they will always be pro-abortion. As Lifenews.com put it, “We now know Planned Parenthood is operating a chop-shop, selling murdered babies for parts.” In an undercover video, Dr. Mary Gatter talks about “less crunchy” abortion methods, … 0

Letter: Save Colrain’s town common

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

According to The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, “Town commons lie at the heart of most Massachusetts communities. Situated where roads historically converged, meetinghouses sat, and commerce flourished, commons today are windows to the past.” The DCR did a study in which “it was discovered that a … 0

Letter: Downhill since Obama

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

It has been several weeks since my last letter and the cartoons about Republicans just keep showing up on the editorial page of your paper. Since Obama took office we have a bad case of “Lazeria” and lawlessness. Now there are two main drivers of “Lazeria” and they … 0

Letter: Women’s health

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The recent deplorable attacks against Planned Parenthood highlight once again the war on women’s health currently underway in Washington, D.C. The threat to defund Planned Parenthood on the basis of false allegations and a deceptive video would result in the loss of vital family planning and sexual health … 0

Letter: Hydro importance

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

This letter is in response to a My Turn article By Carl Meyer titled “Sucking out the river’s life” (Aug. 4). I have read your articles over the years bashing Northfield Mountain and Cabot Station Hydro. You worked at Northfield then “left!” If you feel it is so … 0

Letter: Serious threat

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Start taking the climate change threat seriously: This is beyond denial by a standard. Each state is still part of the USA and it is necessary that all, even if difficult financially (initially), we must pull together ... or we will have disappearing coastal regions and more and … 0

Letter: Size comparison

Monday, August 10, 2015

I have been comparing the size of towns to the amount of land burned in the Rocky Fire in northern California. It is hard to fathom the vast amount of the burn and this made it real as I shared with family and friends back “home” and around … 0