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Guest columnists Wendy Berg and Mark Reynolds: Polluters should pay at the border

02-20-2024 5:23 PM


The magnitude of global climate change has come home to us in Massachusetts. Last summer, flooding caused by intensive storms washed away roads and other critical infrastructure, destroying the crops on many local farms and in our community...

Guest columnist Deborah Esther Schifter: Both sides now

02-20-2024 5:23 PM


 In October 1973, a few months after graduating from college in Annapolis, Maryland, I was living on a kibbutz teaching mathematics to a cadre of American teenagers who were spending their sophomore year in Israel. On Yom Kippur, my holiday...

Mac Everett: Refreshing development

02-20-2024 5:21 PM

How refreshing to see the design of Gaurang Patel’s infill project in downtown Florence. In both size and appearance, it looks like it already belongs there. And instead of first tearing down a reusable building, he will build it on a vacant lot. Best...

Claudia Lefko: Homogenizing dissent

02-20-2024 5:21 PM

I’m grateful for Gazette reporter Alexander MacDougall’s front-page article focusing on community actions demanding a cease-fire in Gaza — the die-in and Thursday’s City Council meeting [“‘Desperate’ for cease-fire,” Gazette, Feb. 17].But, why paint...

Columnist Razvan Sibii: How’s Biden doing on immigration?

02-19-2024 1:56 PM


The question in the headline has a short answer, a slightly longer answer, and a long answer.The short answer is, “Meh.”The slightly longer answer is, “It’s a mixed bag.” He came in strong with liberal ideas about giving all asylum-seekers the due...

Walter Krzeminski: Civilian gun ban only solution

02-19-2024 1:54 PM

There are millions in the United States and many who enter on a regular basis who are, in effect, legal bad guys/those who have committed felonies in there lifetimes but were never caught. These people are considered clean non felons by our government...

Jonathan Klate: Make American great again?

02-19-2024 1:54 PM

A few months ago, my wife and I stood in solemn remembrance and reverent contemplation in the American cemetery at Omaha Beach in Normandie, regarding the inscription of the poignant words of General Mark W. Clark whose Fifth Army led the liberation...

Suzanne Scallion: Knowledge is power

02-19-2024 1:54 PM

A perspective from a retired teacher, principal (Leeds School) and superintendent: There are some fair points to a recent guest column “Scripted early reading approach no substitute for real teaching,” but I’m on the “depends on the learner” side of...

Peter Jones: Gratitude

02-19-2024 1:54 PM

Last week, I drove to a meeting in Greenfield and stopped on the way for a sandwich at the Subway in Deerfield. When I received my order and tendered my credit card, the cashier told me my bill had been paid by the person in front of me. I was...

Guest columnist William Lambers: A tale of two presidents against famine

02-19-2024 6:01 AM


It was February 1946 when former President Herbert Hoover was contacted by President Harry Truman about an alarming crisis. World War II had been over for months, but there was one fierce enemy remaining: hunger.Food shortages were so bad in the...

Columnist Sara Weinberger: A movement that’s all local ground game

02-18-2024 1:42 PM


As the U.S. moves closer to November, many of us are engulfed in dread, pessimism, and panic. With each new rally, an emboldened Donald Trump shamelessly characterizes himself as a dictator, an enemy of our allies, and a lover of fascist leaders,...

Kathleen Mortimer: Frustrating voting experience 

02-18-2024 1:40 PM

I recently received my mail in voting card from the city of Easthampton. I had the option of voting for 35 people, of whom I knew nothing. I called the city office and left a message requesting information. I received no answer, I looked on line for a...

Elaine Kersten: Housing a better option for King Street site

02-18-2024 1:40 PM

I agree with guest columnist Alex Kahn’s questions regarding the huge lot next to Foster Farrar (“King Street: Deciding the future of the gateway to Northampton,” Gazette, Feb. 16). Available, affordable and convenient housing has long been a goal for...

Daphne T. Stevens: Thank you Mothers Out Front

02-18-2024 1:40 PM

I was very excited to read the article in the Feb. 8 Gazette from Mothers Out Front as I have been a 44-year climate activist [“Case for ditching natural gas”]. A few months ago, we stopped using gas for heating only using two mini-splits. We believe...

Marianne Preger-Simon: Republicans, Putin and the southern border 

02-18-2024 1:40 PM

The Republicans’ demand that we deprive Ukraine of financial and armament support unless we also spend a large amount of money on closing our southern border is the equivalent of creating a massive hurricane to address a house on fire.If Putin takes...

Linda Butler: Hooray for heat pumps, rebates, and tax credits

02-18-2024 1:40 PM

I’m looking at a check I’ve just received from National Grid thanks to the MassSave rebate program for installing heat pumps. $10,000! Makes me feel warm all over. So do my new mini-splits. I won’t claim that getting them was quick or easy. For me, it...

Dan Allie: Political games on Super Bowl Sunday

02-18-2024 1:40 PM

The Super Bowl was dominated by two teams playing great defense. As this is election season, a parallel could be drawn for the political games being played on the American people. Two commercials caught one team’s defensive plan and play-by-play...

Guest columnist Dave King: A humanitarian call for cease-fire in Gaza

02-16-2024 2:58 PM


The Amherst Town Council voted unanimously on Oct. 16, 2023, in support of a resolution to condemn the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel that killed more than a thousand Israelis. The resolution grieved for the Hamas-held hostages and their families, and...

Columnist Rev. Andrea Ayvazian: Celebration will mark church’s rise from ashes

02-16-2024 2:57 PM


Good news is hard to come by these days. All our news media outlets are filled with troubling stories, disturbing images, and frightening predictions. It can be very difficult to read the newspaper or watch the evening news.And so I am delighted to...

Rich and Sue Cairn: Protect your dog and others

02-16-2024 2:36 PM

We love dogs. Yet dogs bite 4.5 million humans each year, mostly children. Eight hundred thousand need medical attention. Dogs also bite other dogs. Being bitten is terrifying. If you think that your dog would never bite, then know that the American...

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