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Letter: Priorities

Friday, July 3, 2015

This will be short and sweet: The last couple of days, I have been reading how there is an interest in creating a cultural district in Greenfield. I can see how this would be very beneficial to the town. We all need culture. However, I was wondering if we could work on that, right after the Walmart or whatever big box store is up and running. CAROLYN WARCHOL Turners Falls … 0

Letter: Wrong tone

Friday, July 3, 2015

While I applaud efforts to support Sy’s Fund, I am distressed that the event planners chose to host a “sizzlers pageant.” No, it is NOT true that anything fun is good, as one spokesperson is quoted. We all may know people who identify as trans- — in our families, our workplaces, our faith communities. Let’s celebrate our diversity, not mock it. Rev. Dr. … 0

Letter: Drawing strength from others

Friday, July 3, 2015

An open letter to those impacted by the addiction crisis: I watched a drug deal today. It happened at 4 p.m., five feet in front of my car. As the participants walked in opposite directions I didn’t know who to chase. I wanted to shake their shoulders. I wanted to plead with them. The Recovery Community was rocked by three losses this week. … 0

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Letter: Voicing our opposition

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

I just returned from the public hearing held Thursday night to invite comments from the community on the proposed pipeline that will cross and intersect many towns and properties here in western Massachusetts. I don’t think I have ever felt more proud to live where I do, and … 0

Letter: Take the bus

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Have you ever clicked on the link www.frta.org/pages521.html? I think you will be surprised how many routes there are and just how affordable the bus is. Dump the Pump Day is this Thursday. I challenge you to take the bus to work, shopping or to an appointment. Grab … 0

Letter: Strawberry season!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Just Roots’ strawberries are fabulous! Here comes summer’s bounty from all our fine local farms. Thanks to all the farmers, go eat some strawberries. GARY SELDON Greenfield … 0

Letter: Use the bus Thursday

Monday, June 15, 2015

We have a chicken or the egg problem: We can have better bus service in our area if we have more riders to show the need. We must show we have a real need for better bus service before we can be awarded the additional funds to increase … 1

Letter: No place for compressor

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Kinder Morgan compressor, sited on scenic Gulf Road, will destroy a key area for area hikers and walkers in Northfield. Brush Mountain Conservation Area, across from the proposed compressor site, is the focal point of hiking here in Northfield. Three popular trails share a trail head here: … 0

Letter: Strengthening solar

Sunday, June 14, 2015

In your recent editorial titled “Find a balance for ‘net metering,’” several costs of solar are discussed. Although a comprehensive long-term reform is necessary to improve the state of solar in Massachusetts, the benefits solar provides to all ratepayers, both participating and nonparticipating, were not mentioned. First and … 0

Letter: Colrain losing its center

Friday, June 12, 2015

Wednesday night (June 3) at a special town meeting Colrain lost its nerve and voted to buy and demolish the 1812 blue brick general store building facing the soon-to-disappear town common. The building lies across the historic common from the brick Methodist Church, formerly Mike and Tony’s Pizza … 0

Letter: Right response to student misbehavior

Friday, June 12, 2015

Not being allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony seems like a very appropriate consequence for the nine seniors who broke the rules on the class trip. I don’t understand why the parents would protest and others families join in. They could support the decision and reinforce to … 0

Letter: Strong support for FOX News

Friday, June 12, 2015

To Mr. Culleny, If you think that NPR, CNN, ABC, CBS, MSNBC and NBC are nonbiased, I have a bridge deal for you Evidently you have been so brainwashed by those liberal media stations you have it so entrenched in your brain that you do not even give … 1

Letter: Students will benefit from reliable discipline

Friday, June 12, 2015

I was quite amazed after reading the article about the protest for the nine seniors from Pioneer who were kept from their graduation ceremony (6/5/15). Superintendent Doiron was right in her decision, and I can’t quite see how parents and others can possibly not agree with her. Possession … 0