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: White House blunder

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The latest blunder by this administration was not giving Master Sgt. Joshua Wheeler, barely 40 years old, credit for being a combat death. He served 14 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, received 14 Bronze Stars, spent 20 years in the military and was a member of the Army … 0

Letter: Pipeline equation

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

N.H. governor and attorney general OPPOSE pipeline ... How do I know that? By simple deduction. In a recent court settlement the N.H. Supreme Court upheld a $236 million fine imposed on gas giant Exxon Mobile for contaminating thousands of ground water wells with the additive MTBE. Said … 1

Letter: Those sick Dems

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

I missed the Democratic debate, but I did see a clip of Hillary Clinton defending Planned Parenthood. Naturally, the “Coexist” crowd cheered. She’s unlikable, untrustworthy and unrepentant, yet libs still support the pantsuit queen. From first lady to 2016 presidential candidate, it’s been scandal after scandal. How dangerous … 2

Letter: A helpful donation

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Thank you Jason Deane/Foster’s Jason Deane and Foster’s Supermarket donated 15 mums to The Discovery School at Four Corners. At recent Parent Conferences, parents expressed gratitude for the lively burst of color welcoming their children to school. The Four Corners PTO offered to purchase the mums, but Jason … 0

Letter: Set them up for success

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Correctional facilities: Do they help or hinder? In recent months, I have come to the conclusion that Franklin County correctional facility does not seem to care about helping inmates succeed once they have done their time. They impose requirements that the system knows are almost impossible for them … 0

Letter: Behind the award

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

I extend my appreciation to Stavros for receiving the Ted Martineau Award at the Log Cabin on Oct. 22. This is an honor to follow in Ted’s memory. Ted was president of Stavros, was an outstanding advocate for the disabled, who advocated for ADA Access for over 20 … 0

Letter: Battle of words

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Racism? I don’t think so. Why fight the enemy on his terms? Call it the caste system, colorism, tribalism, nationalism or misanthropy. How can there be “racism” if there is only one race? To quote the Bible, “What race deserves contempt? The Human Race. What race deserves respect? … 0

Letter: Role not surprising

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Richie Davis’ article is quite revealing with the headline giving away the punchline, “Former DCR Head working for pipeline co.” However, I am not at all surprised by the former head of DCR Murray’s appearance with Kinder Morgan and the fracked gas interests. The Patrick administration was quietly … 0

Letter: Pipeline connections

Monday, November 2, 2015

Tell me again that the massive amount of road construction along the high tension wires has nothing to do with Kinder Morgan pipeline. There are too many coincidences to ignore: a moratorium on any new business; a proliferation of media ads telling us what a wonderful thing for … 0

Letter: Supportive community

Monday, November 2, 2015

Tears from profoundly grateful friends, Heather and Greg Norwood, during the recent HelpHOPELive golf tournament held in Turners Falls, reminded me of the enormous impact of community support. Many individuals and businesses donated their time, their talents, their money, and even their raffle winnings, to help the Norwoods … 0