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Letter: Pipeline silence

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

His constituents don’t want it. His constituents will absolutely not benefit by it. The northern tier (read: rural, low income) towns don’t want it. The northern tier will not benefit by it. Ultimately, it will cost his constituents, and the towns he allegedly represents, time and money when they have to deal with failures and leaks, which are inevitable. It is designed to transport gas produced by fracking, an unstable … 1

Letter: What’s the beef?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The article about producing beef misses a key point — all cattle are not grain fed; some are fed no corn at all. The cause of the problems associated with beef is actually the corn that is fed to cows in the prevailing industrial system. In contrast, raising cattle on grass alone is a plus for the environment and some farms in New … 0

Letter: Ashfield unfairness?

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Re: Unfair practices by Ashfield Selectboard — blaming others: I find it more than an unethical practice by the Ashfield Selectboard to blame others when it’s by their own hand (their decisions) to spend funds unnecessarily. At the meeting of July 14, the Selectboard blamed their failure to abide by Massachusetts General Laws on others. It’s a choice to either go to the … 0

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Letter: Pipeline silence

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Letter: Sustainability

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Chris Collins (“Not all say ‘nay’ to pipeline,” July 4) reveals that Greenfield’s mayor envisions possible economic benefits to Franklin County from Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline. Last year, FRCOG released a report that brings into question some underlying assumptions that may be at play here: “Sustainable Franklin County, … 0

Letter: Saying ‘no’ to pipeline

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Thank you to the organizations that have recently held informative sessions at GCC regarding the proposed natural gas pipeline. I strongly encourage everyone to become informed about the plans of the Kinder Morgan company (owned by the former Enron CEO) so that we can collectively say “NO” to … 0

Letter: Decision hurts women

Monday, July 7, 2014

The recent decision by the Supreme Court to support Hobby Lobby’s authority to limit the types of reproductive health-care options it will insure is egregious. Hobby Lobby’s corporate owners claim that their religious mores do not support certain kinds of contraception and abortion, so they will not fund … 0

Letter: Attack on the Act

Monday, July 7, 2014

Thank you for excellent editorial and cartoon on July 3. According to the Supreme Court’s term, corporations are privileged to act outside federal government coverage of expenditures on contraception now covered by the Affordable Health Care Act. I wonder what other portions of the Health Care Act may … 0

Letter: Veterans, community

Sunday, July 6, 2014

As commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8503, I would like to thank everyone who marched with us in the parades at upper and downtown Buckland and Shelburne and all the people who turned out to celebrate Memorial Day with us to pay tribute to the … 0

Letter: Hollins’ legacy

Sunday, July 6, 2014

“Leaving her mark on Greenfield Schools”(June 30) says it all. Susan Hollins deserves nothing but praise for fighting through the bureaucracy and leaving behind a legacy that includes a virtual school, a new school building, continuing arts and sports programs that are available and affordable and, most importantly, … 0

Letter: Old-time racism

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Thanks to Mr. Blagg for the column (Mon. June 30) highlighting the plight of the rapidly-vanishing African elephant. The editorial cartoon accompanying the piece was especially enlightening, showing us that the ivory slaughter has been going on for at least a century now. Indeed, where else but from … 0

Letter: Centuries in the making

Sunday, July 6, 2014

With all due respect to Donald Moskowitz (“Foreign Policy Failure,” June 30) and gratitude for his service to his country from another Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam era, he is wrong about President Obama’s foreign policy. President Obama no more lost Iraq than President George W. … 0

Letter: Don’t trash our town

Friday, July 4, 2014

I took a walk today around our town, I left with a smile and returned with a frown. Each street I took was strewn with litter, the further I went the more I turned bitter, what with lottery tickets, paper, cups and more. It’s no wonder that I … 0

Letter: Drawn to weather

Friday, July 4, 2014

I just want to tell you how much I enjoy the daily “Weather Pictures” as presented by student artists. They are such a delight to see, even when we might not like the day’s weather as presented by Tom Bevacqua. It’s so appealing to see what each individual … 0