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Letter: Danger for cyclists

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

In the interest of would-be hikers and cyclists along Northeast Street that connects the town of Amherst and Cushman, I would like to clarify the setting for the tragic death of a young woman last summer referred to in your paper on June 18 (Reprinted from the Daily Hampshire Gazette). In both the article’s headline and the body of the article the road is described as possessing a bike lane. … 0

Letter: Garden miracle

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Years ago, I tried to plant cucumbers. Didn’t do anything. Got disgusted with myself. Went out into the garden and looked around. Stringbeans did pretty good; squash grew fine; carrots popped up from the ground. Had tried to work the garden like my Dad told me. Even grew some beet greens. Tomatoes were everywhere. Even the wife was pleased with them, but no … 0

Letter: Recycle more

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Do you know when you recycle you’re helping the environment? Imagine being a part of stopping pollution. You can do this by recycling. I’ve noticed that in Greenfield the garbage cans are full of recyclable materials. Instead of putting things in the garbage, try to recycle. If you have a plastic or glass bottle or an aluminum can, you might be able to … 0

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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

Letter: China a growing threat to the US

Thursday, June 11, 2015

China has been engaged in a massive oceanic territorial grab by bullying smaller Asian nations over their long existing claims to these small reefs. China has dredged sand to create small islands, 2,000 acres total area, and located naval and military facilities on them. China also claims almost … 1

Letter: Better tree management needed in Greenfield

Thursday, June 11, 2015

I drove down Hastings Street the other day and the void where those six or so full trees were completely removed is definitely a depressing sight. It will take decades to regrow that area. Was that really necessary? Why weren’t they just pruned? Every tree has a risk/safety … 1

Letter: In celebration of spring’s palette

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

In celebration of spring’s palette How lucky are we as humans to be able to see and revel in the COLORS and patterns of the flowers and birds of Franklin County. Our lives are so enriched that we can be astounded by sunsets unlike many other animals that … 0

Letter: Nothing new about student drinking, drug use

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Nothing new about student drinking, drug use I want to thank you for sharing this story. I think it is so important because PVRS has let underage drinking happen on ALL their senior trips prior to this. I knew kids in my graduating class (’09) along with numerous … 0

Letter: Opportunity for a closer look at drinking and drug use among youth

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Opportunity for a closer look at drinking and drug use among youth In reference to protesting Pioneer graduation suspensions: A similar incident happened 41 years ago at Turners Falls High School. In the spring of 1974 the baseball team traveled to Foxboro for a series of preseason games. … 0

Letter: Kudos to Pioneer for disciplining students

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Kudos to Pioneer for disciplining students In reference to the nine Northfield seniors, I have zero sympathy for them. I taught my children even before kindergarten that if you deliberately break the rules or the law, be prepared to pay the consequences. They chose to bring marijuana and … 0